On Saturday One Young World Ambassadors presented their Charter for Business to The B Team, a non-profit working to deliver a new way of doing business.
One Young World Ambassadors Alan Mak, Angela Jhanji and Charlie Oliver presented The One Young World Charter for Business to the Counsellors and B Leaders attending the summit, including Arianna Huffington, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Shari Arison, Sir Richard Branson, Kathy Calvin, Guilherme Leal and Jochen Zeitz.
David Jones, co-founder of One Young World, said: “Through The B Team, One Young World Counsellors Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, Kathy Calvin and Professor Muhammad Yunus have set out on a path to establish better way of doing business. Their response to the New Charter for Business Leadership, presented by the One Young World Ambassadors, is a sign that change is on the way.”
Jochen Zeitz, co-founder and co-chair, The B Team: “The Charter from the One Young World delegates has further encouraged us in our mission and will help guide The B Team. Fostering a new type of leadership – one that understands that business must generate long-term value for society, the environment and the economy is essential. The young leaders have excellent ideas and many are already active in doing this themselves. The challenge is to scale up solutions that can work in different parts of the world and across different industries.”
Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post Media Group: “By joining forces with The B Team and committing to the principles outlined in The One Young World Charter for Business, these young leaders are leveraging business and entrepreneurship to change the world. I’m inspired by the depth of their commitment and the scope of their mission.”
One Young World Ambassador, Alan Mak, said: “The B Team can change the way business is done forever and ensure the voice of young leaders is heard at the highest levels of business and the leadership of One Young World and The B Team in this area is truly inspiring.”
The challenge is to scale up solutions that can work in different parts of the world and across different industries
The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative that has been formed by a group of global business leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. The initial B Leaders include: Shari Arison, Sir Richard Branson, Kathy Calvin, Arianna Huffington, Mo Ibrahim, Guilherme Leal, Strive Masiyiwa, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, François-Henri Pinault, Paul Polman, Ratan Tata, Zhang Yue, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Jochen Zeitz. Joining The B Team as Honorary B Leaders are Mary Robinson representing People and Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland representing Planet.
Working with a global community of advisors and partners, The B Team seeks to develop and implement a Plan B for business that puts people and planet alongside profit. The B Leaders will focus on execution and action, catalysing and amplifying others’ efforts by undertaking specific global Challenges where their collective voice can make a difference.
The B Team Founders and Co-Chairs are Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz. They are joined by supporters who make up the Founders Circle including Derek Handley (founding CEO), Havas Media, Strive Masiyiwa, Joann McPike, Kering/PUMAVision, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Virgin Unite (initial incubator of The B Team). For more information,follow them on Twitter.
– By One Young World