TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Millennials now encompass the largest voting bloc in Canada, as well as the largest generation in the workforce. Both they and Generation Z (those under 18) will be the most diverse cohorts in Canadian history.
This group is more focused on environmental awareness and has a greater acceptance of LGBTQ communities and racialized groups, among other things. They also expect more from business, with Deloitte's 2017 Millennial survey finding that 87 per cent of millennials believe "the success of a business should be measured in terms of more than just its financial performance."
They're starting to put their ideas into action.
The Fall 2017 issue of Corporate Knights will include a youth and education theme, and will recognize the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who are showing great leadership on sustainability issues. They could be young social entrepreneurs or business leaders. They could be budding politicians or impactful bureaucrats. They could be up-and-coming scientists or activists.
Our 2016 list included architects, cleantech and social entrepreneurs, academics, artists, consultants, journalists and indigenous leaders, to name a few. Ages ranged from 15 all the way up to 29, and individuals appeared from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, N.L.
Corporate Knights' definition of sustainability is a holistic one, which includes but is not limited to environmental causes. Corporate Knights is dedicated to building a cleaner and more inclusive world, encompassing everything from human rights to liveable cities. We would like our Top 30 under 30 list to reflect that.
To nominate someone who fits this bill, visit www.corporateknights.com/us/30under30/ and fill out our online form. Youth currently residing in Canada as well as Canadians working abroad are eligible.
NOTE: Nominations will be accepted in either of Canada's two official languages. To qualify, the person being nominated must be 29 years old or younger as of September 30, 2017. Women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Nominations will be open until Friday, July 7 at 5pm.
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 2012, Corporate Knights is the premier publication focused on the intersection of business, economy and sustainability.
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