Tackling inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion

Transforming lives with young people

Established in 2019, Futuremakers has reached more than 477,000* young people across 35 markets. We are committed to promoting economic inclusion and empowering the next generation to learn, earn and grow.


Watch our film and hear from Aisha, Jinying and Mwita on how Futuremakers transformed their lives.

*the total number of beneficiaries between 2019 and 31 March 2021

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Understanding our theory of change

The Futuremakers’ theory of change explains three interlinked ‘pathways’ that offer young people opportunities to become more economically active. This provides a framework against which to measure the success of the programmes, and the wider initiative.

Exploring the education, employability and entrepreneurship paths under Futuremakers

Our partnerships

We partner with non-governmental organisations to implement Futuremakers programmes across 35 markets.
Learn more about our strategic partners.

SC Foundation logo

Established in 2019 by Standard Chartered Bank, the Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) is a charitable foundation that tackles inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people from low-income households, particularly girls and people with visual impairments.

SCF is the lead delivery partner for Futuremakers by Standard Chartered.

Challenges Worldwide logo

Challenges Worldwide supports small and growing businesses and people to grow and develop through improved management practice and processes; using innovative, practical training to enhance and strengthen peoples’ skills, capability and confidence.

During the course of 2021, Challenges has reached over 2,075 growth businesses, provided over 25,000 onsite consultancy days, across 16 countries. They have directly supported over 15,000 young professionals, experienced managers and leaders to advance their professional skills.

Enactus logo

Enactus is the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. This global network of business, academic and student leaders is unified by the vision to create a better, more sustainable world.

Annually, 72,000 students participate in Enactus programs on 1,730 university campuses in 35 countries. They impact 1.3 million lives through more than 3,800 social enterprises.

IRC logo

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities.

Youth Business International (YBI) is the global network for organisations supporting youth entrepreneurship. YBI supports young people around the world to start, grow and sustain businesses, leveraging entrepreneurship to create decent work and drive inclusive economic growth, whilst transforming livelihoods and strengthening communities.

The global network supports young entrepreneurs around the world through its 52 members in 46 countries.

Women Win logo

Women Win is a global multi-dimensional women’s fund guided by the vision of a future where every girl and woman exercises their rights. Women Win advances the playing field that empowers adolescent girls and young women through sport and play.

Together with their implementing partners, Women Win have impacted the lives of over 4 million adolescent girls and young women in over 100 countries.