Corporate Knights’ 30 under 30 nominations for 2021
Know a youth leader in sustainability? Nominate them before June 1
For our 7th annual 30 under 30 issue, Corporate Knights invites you to nominate yourself or any young sustainability leaders you may know. We’ll be recognizing the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who demonstrate great leadership on sustainability issues in Canada.
Again this year, we will recognize in particular those whose work aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We’ll be announcing the winners in the Fall Issue of Corporate Knights magazine, published November 10, 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be confidentially contacted over the summer to verify information.
What kind of work qualifies you for Corporate Knights 30 under 30?
Leaders in sustainability could be young social entrepreneurs or business leaders, politicians or impactful bureaucrats, up-and-coming scientists or rising activists.
Our 2019 and 2020 30 Under 30 included Indigenous leaders, scientists, clean tech innovators, academics, educators, zero waste entrepreneurs, just to name a few. But don’t let that list limit who you nominate – as long as the nominee is working on making the planet a better place through a sustainability lens.
What’s the age cut off?
Anyone who is 29 or younger as of November 10, 2021. Younger teens and children are encouraged to apply, as well.
Which regions are eligible to join?
If you live in Canada (most of the time, anyway), you can be nominated. We aim for the final list to represent Canada’s geographic and racial diversity.
What do we mean by “sustainable”? Meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 sustainable development goals (also known as SDGs). Purpose-driven companies and organizations around the globe have since been incorporating SDGs into their mandates. So, this year Corporate Knights is connecting the 30 under 30 to those UN SDGs.
To learn more about specific Sustainable Development Goals, visit the UN’s website.