TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Today Corporate Knights releases the 2nd edition of the Canadian Top 30 Under 30 in sustainability, in partnership with IMPACT! Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership and with sponsorship from the Co-operators Group. This year's list is available in today's print issue of Corporate Knights, as well as online.
Millennials, who are now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce, are poised to make a significant impact in the evolving sustainability field and help business and society succeed together. Aligned with Corporate Knights' holistic approach to sustainability, this year's recognitions include young people in the corporate, non-profit, entrepreneurial and civil society sectors. These impressive individuals are making positive impacts in Canada and abroad, working on issues ranging from sustainable supply chains and resilient communities to food security and cleantech.
"There's no question that today's young adults have complex problems to tackle," says Corporate Knights editor-in-chief Jeremy Runnalls. "Crafting an effective response should not only involve business leaders and policymakers, but also encompass entrepreneurs, scientists, indigenous community leaders and young people from all over."
Corporate Knights is working with IMPACT! and business, policy and sustainability leaders to create opportunities for experienced professionals to mentor young leaders and help them achieve their goals. IMPACT! has a track record of providing over 1,200 young Canadian leaders with the training, tools and support necessary to deepen their understanding of sustainability practices and develop their initiatives and organizations. Experienced leaders open to becoming mentors for this year's Top 30 Under 30 are encouraged to fill out a brief survey online at www.corporateknights.com/us/30under30.
About Corporate Knights:
Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights is a Toronto-based media and research company focused on clean capitalism – an economic system that incorporates social, economic and ecological factors – and reports on sustainability at the intersection of business and society. As a "Magazine of the Year" winner in 2013 from the National Magazine Awards in Canada, Corporate Knights is best known for rules-based transparent rankings of corporate sustainability performance, including the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Learn more at www.corporateknights.com
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