TORONTO, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - 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 Fall 2016 issue of Corporate Knights magazine intends to do. Our youth-themed October issue will recognize the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who are leading 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 and other pressing issues head on is to have hope in our collective future," said Jeremy Runnalls, editor-in-chief of Corporate Knights.
To nominate someone who fits this bill, visit www.corporateknights.com/us/30under30/ and fill out our online form. We are seeking nominations for Canadians who are age 29 or younger as of September 30, 2016. Nominations close June 20.
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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