30 under 30 nominations

30 under 30


Nominations for Corporate Knights' 2022 30 under 30 are now closed for 2022.

Every spring, Corporate Knights invites the public to nominate young sustainability leaders to our annual 30 under 30 list.

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, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be confidentially contacted in July 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, 2022. Younger teens and children are encouraged to apply, as well.

What is the nomination deadline?

Nominations closed June 1, 2022.

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.

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