Sustainability Top 30 Under 30 Nomination

According to the United Nations, nearly a third of the world’s population falls into the “youth” category. It’s imperative, the global agency says, that youth from all parts of the world participate actively in all levels of decision-making related to sustainable development. “It affects their lives today and has implications for their futures.”

Just as important is that their voice is heard and their actions are recognized.

This is exactly what the Spring 2015 issue of Corporate Knights magazine intends to do. Our youth-themed April issue will recognize the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who are showing tremendous leadership on sustainability issues. They could be young social entrepreneurs or business leaders; budding politicians or impactful bureaucrats; up-and-coming scientists or innovative activists. Common to them all is their drive to create a more equitable and sustainable economic system.

“To watch today’s youth embrace the challenge of sustainability and confront the realities of climate change, social inequality and other pressing issues head on is to have hope in our collective future,” said Tyler Hamilton, Editor-In-Chief of Corporate Knights. “The most difficult part of this project will be limiting our spotlight to only 30 individuals.”

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To nominate yourself or someone who fits this bill, fill out our online form – it won’t take more than 60 seconds. We are searching for both Canadian and non-Canadian youth who are 29 years old or younger as of March 30, 2015. Nominations close February 6. The Canadian list, sponsored by Kruger Products, will be featured in the April 1 issue of Corporate Knights and on the TSSS website.

Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights Inc. is a Toronto-based media, research and financial products company focused on clean capitalism. Canada’s “Magazine of the Year” in 2014, Corporate Knights is the premier publication focused on the intersection of business, economy and sustainability.

The Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) targets business-oriented sustainability change agents with leadership stories and best practices from companies that have successfully integrated sustainability strategies to drive economic results. Now in its 8th year, TSSS is widely recognized as Canada’s premiere forum for dialogue and problem solving among sustainability professionals. Each year over 1000 sustainability change agents attend TSSS events to exchange ideas and delve into trends, risks and opportunities that are presented by our shifting business model.

Please contact Tyler Hamilton, Editor-In-Chief, at Corporate Knights or Brad Zarnett, Founder and Director at TSSS for more information: tyler(at) or brad(at)

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  • Sasstainable

    Missed eligibility on this by one year! Wish it was inclusive of 30 year olds.. Nevertheless, hope you find some great sustainability leaders and I’ll pass on the names of any deserving candidates!

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