TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2015 /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 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."
To nominate someone who fits this bill, visit www.corporateknights.com/us/30under30/ and fill out our online form – it won't take more than 60 seconds. We are seeking nominations 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.
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.
SOURCE Corporate Knights Inc.
For further information: Tyler Hamilton, Editor-In-Chief, [email protected]