Futuremakers Forum

Unleashing the potential of young people to succeed in the future world of work

About the 2021 Futuremakers Forum

The Futuremakers Forum brings stakeholders together to build partnerships and create opportunities focused on young people. Hosted in partnership with Business Fights Poverty, this three-day online event forms part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle inequality by championing greater economic inclusion for young people. 

The challenge

A global and collective effort is needed to accelerate progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 8 to promote decent work and economic growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problems of inequality and changes to the labour market have had a disproportionate impact on marginalised groups within our communities especially young people, women and people with disabilities.

It is now more imperative than ever for all sectors to come together, listen to young people and those most affected and seek to identify solutions to supporting the next generation to thrive.

The future world of work

This year’s Forum will take place virtually between 13 – 15 July to coincide with the United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day.

The focus for the Forum, ‘Unleashing the potential of young people to succeed in the future world of work’ aims to highlight the emerging trends in the labour market and frame how young people, clients and stakeholders can respond to this rapidly-changing landscape.

Thinking of joining us?

Whether you are a young person wanting to hear tips about applying for your first job, a business leader keen to pitch ideas or problems for young people to solve, or an NGO looking to hear about other community projects being delivered across the world, the Forum will deliver something for you.

Join them to participate, collaborate and network with colleagues from around the world at the 2021 Futuremakers Forum.

Location: Virtual

Dates: July 13, 2021 - July 15, 2021