Kantar strikes partnership with the Special Olympics

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by Charlie Spargo
Special Olympics

In the hopes of driving health advocacy, school engagement and leadership for young people, Kantar has forged a four-year deal with the Special Olympics.

The partnership will include 200 summits over the period, designed to support youth leaders as they create developmental opportunities and projects in their area.

The London-headquartered data and insights consultancy will offer fundraising on behalf of the Special Olympics, and throw its support behind various Special Olympics events as part of the Extraordinary People CSR scheme.

Kantar CEO, Eric Salama, said: “The world is hugely varied, and that’s what makes it extraordinary. We want to ensure we’re helping to enable everyone in society to flourish, by building an inclusive and diverse society, creating a positive impact in the communities we live and work in and encouraging our employees to tap into opportunities to support local causes and global programmes.”

Special Olympics' Chairman, Timothy Shriver, said: “If we are to realize our vision of a world that accepts and celebrates the incredible strengths of people with intellectual disabilities, we must begin with the youth of today, our future leaders, to embrace inclusion in their communities.

"Kantar’s support of our Global Youth Leadership work will help our efforts to empower youth to reshape perceptions across the globe and foster a future of inclusion.”