An invitation to build a better world through business

At present ‘the positive economy’ makes up only 7% of the global economy, however it is it’s fastest growing sector. We are an organisation helping entrepreneurs prove it can be done, big business understand how to do it and governments facilitate the transition. 



Telling the story of the people of Metta


Measuring what matters to build a better world


Helping us understand how this world really works


6 week high-level consultancy project undertaken by Babson MBA students on the enterprises of Metta.

Growth Programme

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Vantage Programme: 6 week pro-bono consultancy support


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Powering Entrepreneurial Exchanges

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 There are 3 aspects to becoming a POY Partner:

Shape the Movement

The impact of our work will naturally grow as long as those involved find and offer something genuinely valuable.   This is about value exchange.  We invite you to get involved in whatever way works for your organisation.

Sign the Pledge

We have a Pledge, which outlines the principles of the movement, which you are invited to sign.  It is there to remind everyone what it’s all about, as well as what the opportunities and responsibilities are that come with being a part of this work.

Meet the Community

The power and potential of the community comes to life when personal connections are made.  We invite you to meet the personalities behind the movement, to learn, connect and trailblaze alongside them.

Alistair Bance

Corporate Sustainability – EY Vantage Program Lead | Global

“The relationship between EY and POY has grown significantly over the last 12 months and has been extremely valuable for all parties involved.

EY has been able to expand the Vantage program into new markets and build very strong internal and external relationships – this effort has been driven by POY’s ability to network across borders and make things happen.

Opening up networks is not only valuable for our program and the people who take part in it, it is connecting our business and driving cross border relationships and commercial opportunities.  For example, one of my team members is now completing a mobility placement in India as a result of a connection POY made for us.

What is refreshing about working with POY as a whole is the level of innovation and drive put into all your work – your ability to network with people I am interested in speaking with is terrifying.”  

Get involved

1. Beautiful Business Workshops | What’s in it for you?

Engage with some of the leading entrepreneurs in your regional ecosystem and learn from a growing international movement.

Intimate 1/2 day workshops that share the insights, resources and knowledge from pioneering purpose-driven entrepreneurs and values based leaders from around the world. The workshops are designed for leaders who wish to participate in building the new paradigm of enterprise and a new world of conscious capitalism.

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“This programme is the perfect forum for the leaders in our ecosystem to share best practice with each other and learn from people building some of the most exciting businesses on the planet. The content is game changing and delivered a way that enables us to really take ownership of it and our own abilities and the influence we have on others ”


Intrapreneur on working with a POY entrepreneur

“When the chance came up to combine my personal passion with professional development, I leapt at it. I came back to EY determined to make a difference. I’ve joined international taskforces to develop our offerings in impact investment measurement and integrated reporting. I’ve also advised on pitching for new banking projects in India. All things I’d never have done before.”

Lindsay Long Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services EY UK

2. EVENT SPONSORSHIP | What’s in it for you?

Local, national and international PR and brand awareness through POY events.

Profile your company to some of the top, high growth entrepreneurs.

Engage in a growing and International network.

Provide the opportunity for purpose-driven business leaders from around the world to meet, connect and do game-changing business.

Case Study

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University sponsored the inaugural summit ran by Power of Youth, held in the Olympic tower in Beijing in 2011.

“We have seen firsthand the benefit of partnering with this amazing young Scottish enterprise, more importantly our profile in China has been significantly raised and in all the right places. Power of Youth is a dynamic and vibrant organisation and is run by the type of individuals that they are seeking to engage with”.

Karen Cairney

Director, International, Development & External Affairs (IDEA)Edinburgh Napier University

3. POLICY DEVELOPMENT| What’s in it for you?

Putting stakeholders at the heart of decision making by joining a forum with a track record of real influence.

Is your organisation involved in creating conditions for communities to thrive?  Is there a forum for influencing policy change alongside entrepreneurs?


Case Study

The European Commission

During the 2011 Year of Youth, entrepreneurs from Europe and China were tasked with working together over 4 days to develop high level policy recommendations with help from POY.  The output of the work was presented to the 11th President of the European Commission, President Barroso, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.   

“The Power of Youth is an excellent example of how young people can take initiative to promote meaningful change.”

Pascal Lejeune

Head of Unit, European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture

4. MEDIA PARTNERSHIP| What’s in it for you?

Access to phenomenal stories, amazing people and new audiences all over the world

There are countless inspirational stories emanating from this body of work.  We work with the best storytellers and filmmakers.  Why not join us?



Global Sustainability Film Awards

With Ernst & Young LLP – The EY Vantage Program – featuring Yappo (South Africa)

Working in partnership with expert filmmakers in South Africa POY facilitated the development of a highly acclaimed film, which was nominated to win the Global Sustainability Film Awards 2014.

“The film demonstrates the strength of collaboration and shared value between large and small organisations. The honesty in the discussions between the EY Vantage Advisor and Entrepreneur highlight the benefits gained from a personal and business perspective. Coupled with the imagery of the city and working environment, this successfully captures the audience’s attention.”

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5. ENTREPRENEURIAL SECONDMENTS | What’s in it for you?

Leadership Development | Innovation | Culture Change | Access to new Markets

POY links entrepreneurial businesses in emerging markets around the world with highly talented personnel from established and market-leading organisations.

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Entrepreneurial Secondments have a dual aim:

  1. To increase the entrepreneurial business’s performance and potential for social impact through the provision of high value capacity building, and
  2. To provide a unique and mutually beneficial immersive leadership, entrepreneurship and global affairs learning experience for high performing managers

“These entrepreneurs are building the companies of tomorrow. We need to support their business growth in these particularly challenging economic times, so they can create more jobs and help their communities grow.”

Randy Tavierne

EY Global Markets Leader, Strategic Growth Markets

6. ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT | What’s in it for you?

Economic Regeneration | Social Impact

A precedent has now been set to stimulate value-based entrepreneurial ecosystems in different localities around the world.


Case Study

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

“Young people that embark on an entrepreneurial journey need the right role models and support to be a success, however the provision of world class mentors and role-models has been identified as an area  of weakness for start-ups in Scotland. For this reason RBS have chosen to partner with Power of Youth and the Scottish Government to break down this barrier. Being part of the growing momentum of the Scottish business eco-system means we can help enable and drive the spirit and motivation for more young people to start out in business, create value and strengthen our position within the world economy.”

Gordon Merrylees

Head of Entrepreneurship | formerly Head of Business Banking at RBS plc

“Our vision is of Scotland as a world-leading entrepreneurial nation – a place where growth and innovation deliver benefits to all of society. Scotland CAN DO is our way of making this happen. Power of Youth exemplifies this approach and the group’s enthusiasm towards values-based business makes it a first-class ambassador for Scotland CAN DO. I look forward to hearing of its endeavours at this summit in India.”

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney invited POY to capacity build the enterpirse ecosystem in Scotland

Become a Patron

Power a better future

POY is privileged to be supported by some amazing enlightened leaders from all over the planet. If you would like to join them then please get in touch.


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