Pearson and One Young World launch online academy for young leaders


One Young World, the global community for young leaders, and learning company Pearson, announced the launch of One Young World Academy – an online learning platform to help empower future young workforce leaders global work.

The Academy aims to help young leaders tackle some of the greatest challenges facing our world – focusing on environmental integrity, economic sustainability and a just society.

The first phase of the Academy, which will begin in early 2023, will see learners offered three courses focusing on:

  • Fight against climate change
  • Peacebuilding and conflict prevention
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Courses are designed to be practical and project-based, with lectures from global experts on environmental, social and governance issues.

Throughout their journey, learners will be supported by colleagues and One Young World Ambassadors serving as project mentors, giving learners advice and feedback on their courses.

These courses are also designed to help future leaders gain the knowledge and skills to solve critical business challenges, leading to results that accelerate impact to build a just and sustainable world.

It is hoped that the Academy will be an opportunity for companies to empower their workforce to make real change while creating a strong and collaborative learning culture.

From the beginning of 2023, employers will be able to subscribe to the Academy on behalf of their employees.

In addition to making a real impact on the job, learners who complete a course will also receive a recognized, blockchain-embedded Credly ID badge that they can add to their LinkedIn profiles and online resumes.

Kate Robertson and David Jones, co-founders of One Young World, said: “One Young World Academy powered by Pearson is designed around what we know young leaders want and need to improve their ability to make an impact with their work. .

“With over a decade of experience developing young leaders and the industry-leading expertise of our community, and Pearson’s industry-leading reputation as a learning provider, we offer a learning experience in essential line for young people who act to build a just and sustainable world.”

The Academy was officially launched today (September 8, 2022) by Pearson’s Mike Howells and One Young World co-founders Kate Robertson and David Jones at the annual One Young World Summit, taking place this week in Manchester.

To learn more about the Academy, visit

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