by Cristina Palmaka, President, SAP Latin America & the Caribbean, and Leo Martellotto, President, Junior Achievement Americas

Originally published on August 12, 2021, by SAP and JA Americas.

Today, as we celebrate International Youth Day, it is more important than ever to take advantage of young talent in LATAM and encourage them to keep learning and dare to do more!

In Latin America, we have the enormous challenge of working for the economic recovery of the region. Our contribution focuses on developing the skills that young people need for the labor market.

In this context, how can we contribute to…

by Junior Achievement USA

Originally published on July 28, 2021, by Junior Achievement USA. Reprinted with permission.

A Challenging School Year Ahead

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic goes beyond the disruptions students experienced during the 2020–21 school year and possibly into the current one. The “new normal” America’s youth experienced in education, including the uneven quality of and access to remote, hybrid, and virtual learning, combined with the lack of regular social interaction with peers, teachers, and mentors, may have long-term impacts on countless students’ educational achievement and overall wellbeing.

According to a January 2021 study by the U.S. Department of Education titled The…

by Asheesh Advani, CEO, JA Worldwide

Originally published on June 18, 2021, by the World Economic Forum. Reprinted with permission.

  • How can we prevent the pandemic from sapping the potential of an entire generation?
  • Findings suggest that resilience and self-efficacy can not only be learnt, but are very much sought after by Gen Z.
  • Youth can be taught resilience and self-efficacy through experiential learning and connections to mentors and role models.

Of the 10 immediate risks listed in this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, the one most likely to be overlooked is number eight — “youth disillusionment”.


by JA Worldwide

This panel took place on February 12, 2021 as part of the Yale Philanthropy Conference 2021: Reimagining Philanthropy.

Building 21st Century Nonprofit Capital Markets: Scaling Enterprise Capital

As the nation reels from multiple crises — the pandemic, the economy, and structural racism — the profound disparities in how these crises have affected low-income and communities of color have ignited multiple cries for reform of the philanthropic marketplace. Over 800 funders and donors have signed the Call for Action pledge endorsing a range of principles that have the potential to transform how philanthropy funds and invests in nonprofits and social enterprises. For the past year, Andrea Levere…

by JA Worldwide

This panel took place on January 25, 2021, as part of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda.

Davos 2021 – Delivering the Reskilling Revolution

The future of work has already arrived in many industries, making the skills gap in the world’s 3 billion-strong workforce one of the most urgent challenges for governments, businesses, and workers alike. What policies, practices, and partnerships are needed to meet the challenge of skilling, reskilling, and upskilling 1 billion people by 2030? This session is associated with the World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution Platform.

Speakers:Andrew McAfee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Lady Mariéme Jamme (I am the Code Foundation), Ryan Roslansky (LinkedIn), Majid Jafar (Crescent Petroleum), Leena Nair (Unilever), and Saadia Zahidi (WEF).

by JA Worldwide

Originally premiered on December 4, 2020, as part of Bloomberg’s Sustainable Business Summit.

Julie Linn Teigland, EMEIA Area Managing Partner, EY, Asheesh Advani, President & CEO, JA Worldwide, and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, The Club of Rome speak to Bloomberg Green’s Sharon Chen on building a sustainable tomorrow. (Source: Bloomberg)

by Thomas Gold, Impact Consultant, JA Worldwide

Originally published on November 18, 2020, by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Reprinted with permission.

Generation Z has their work cut out for them. COVID-19 has created massive economic dislocation, with countries closing down large segments of their economies to stem the spread of the virus. Industries like tourism, restaurants, and entertainment have been decimated, and, in developing countries, the World Bank predicts the virus will push nearly 50 million people into extreme poverty. Globally, youth are losing their current jobs and will find a reshaped job market when they complete their education. In…

by Asheesh Advani, CEO, JA Worldwide

Originally published on October 21, 2020, by the World Economic Forum. Reprinted with permission.

  • To prepare young people for the jobs of the future in spite of the digital divide, we must deploy no-tech as well as hi-tech educational methods.
  • We must reduce our focus on high-stakes exams and replace them with fairer forms of assessment.
  • Young people must be empowered with adaptable skills and financial resources.

As the global pandemic reshapes the future of jobs, how can we help prepare our youth for the unknown? Here are three ideas.

1. Teach through a…

by JA Worldwide

JA Good Company LIVE, hosted by JA Worldwide CEO Asheesh Advani, premiered today, October 13. In the premiere, Asheesh interviewed Sheikha Hanadi Bint Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani, Vice Chairman of NBK Holdings and a 2020 Global Business Hall of Fame laureate. The episode also includes an interview conducted by JA Worldwide’s Sarah Rapp, Senior Manager of Alumni and Campaigns, with entrepreneur and JA alumnus Boris Kolev, also a 2020 Global Business Hall of Fame laureate.

by Alison Coates, Global Head of Future Skills at HSBC, and Brandie Conforti, Global Chief Development Officer at JA Worldwide

For most people, life and circumstances have changed dramatically since early 2020. As the COVID-19 epidemic worsened, schools and businesses closed and those of us not on the front lines hunkered down, unsure when we’d be back to any sense of normality. We wondered what the “new normal” would be like for our families, our relationships, our careers and our finances.

Through it all we are having to learn new ways to be financially resilient. What steps can I take…

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