GreenBiz “30 Under 30” Debuts the Next Generation of Emerging Leaders

GreenBiz “30 Under 30” Debuts the Next Generation of Emerging Leaders

Partnership with WBCSD names talented professionals impacting sustainable business

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Announcing the 2017 @GreenBiz 30 Under 30 #GrnBz
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif. and GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development today named the 2017 “30 Under 30,” based on a global search for emerging leaders across sectors who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business.

The 30 individuals being honored come from nine countries on five continents. They work for multinational corporations, innovative startups, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and academe.

“These individuals represent the best of sustainable business,” said GreenBiz Group chairman and executive editor Joel Makower. “They bring intelligence, passion, ingenuity, hard work and persistence with the singular goal of creating impactful organizations that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. They give us hope that the best and brightest are still to come.”

A dozen of this year’s roster work for some of the world’s largest companies, including Asia Pulp & Paper, C&A, Cummins, DanoneWave, Dow Chemical, EY, IKEA, Interface, Lexmark International, Morgan Stanley, Saint Gobain, Salesforce and Unilever. Other honorees include the head of sustainability for Atlanta, Georgia; the environmental director of the world's largest owner of sports teams and sports events; and one of the leading lights in cleantech journalism.

“These emerging sustainability leaders bring passion and talent to the world's pressing social and environmental challenges,” said Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. “It is critical that we identify talent and future leaders early as they are key for successful businesses. These young professionals will play a crucial role in defining their company’s sustainable future. We're excited to recognize their great work and leadership and we also look forward to watching how they transform the sustainability landscape throughout their careers. WBCSD warmly congratulates all of the nominees — well done and keep it up!"

The complete list of 2017 “30 Under 30” honorees is below.

About GreenBiz Group
GreenBiz Group’s mission is to define and accelerate the business of sustainability. It does this through a wide range of products and services, including its acclaimed website and e-newsletters, GreenBuzz and VERGE; webcasts on topics of importance to sustainability and energy executives; research reports, including the annual State of Green Business; the GreenBiz Executive Network, a membership-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability executives; and conferences: the annual GreenBiz forum and VERGE.

About World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than US$8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees. Our Global Network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver high-impact business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

Komal Ahmad
Founder, CEO, Copia; San Francisco
@komal_ahmad  @gocopia

Tariq Al-Olaimy
Co-Founder, 3BL Associates; Bahrain
@tariqal  @3BLassociates

Jarami Bond
Manager of Sustainability, Interface; Atlanta, Georgia
@Jarami_Bond @InterfaceInc

Ryan Bradley
Product Engineering Data Scientist and Analyst, Lexmark International, Inc.; Lexington, Kentucky

Camille Fabre
Marketing, Strategy and Sustainable Development Director, Saint-Gobain; Copenhagen, Denmark
@saintgobain @saintgobainnbc

Katie Fedosenko
Senior Communications and Reporting Specialist, Teck Resources; Vancouver, Canada
@krfedosenko @TeckResources

Neils Fibaek-Jensen
CEO & Founder, Penstable; Copenhagen, Denmark

Nikki Fraser
Indigenous Youth Leader; Ontario, Canada

David Harary
Executive Director, Center for Development and Strategy; Holliston, Massachusetts

Jake Hiller
Sustainable Finance Manager, EDF+Business; Boston
@jake_hiller @EDFbiz

Lizzie Horvitz
Distribution Services Analyst, Unilever; Stamford, Connecticut

Allie Janoch
CEO, Mapistry; Berkeley, California
@alliejanoch @mapistry

Lauren Kastner
Environmental Policy Manager, Cummins Inc.; Indianapolis, Indiana

Rita Kimani
Co-Founder, Farmadrive; Nairobi, Kenya
@wangaririta @farmdriveeke

Devin Kleinfield-Hayes
Sustainability Compliance Auditor, IKEA Group; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dhawal Mane
Senior Specialist, Sustainable Chemicals Management, C&A; Bengaluru, India
@walmane @ca_europe

Anne Munaretto
Sustainability Services Manager, Ernst & Young; Chicago, Illinois

Kavickumar Muruganathan
Sustainability Consultant, CSR Asia; Singapore

Julia Pyper
Senior Editor, Greentech Media; Los Angeles
@jmpyper @greentechmedia

Catherine Queen
Sustainability Manager, DanoneWave; Broomfield, Colorado

Paula Tomasoni Ramos
Marketing Manager for High Performance Building - Latin America, Dow Chemical Company; Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sarah Robinson
Director of Economic Inclusion, Emerald Cities Collaborative; Cleveland

Anthony Santarelli
Director, Illinois Green Business Association; Urbana, Illinois

Max Scher
Sustainability Program Manager, Salesforce; San Francisco
@MindScher  @Salesforce

John Seydel
Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta, Georgia

Courtney Small
Global Sustainable Finance Associate, Morgan Stanley; New York, New York

Sunny Sohrabian
Manager, Environmental Sustainability Projects and Initiatives, AEG; Los Angeles

Samson Szeto
Business Development Coordinator, Arizona Lightworks; Phoenix
@samsonszeto @asulightworks

Aaron Tartakovsky
Cofounder, CEO, Epic CleanTec; San Francisco, California

Elizabeth Torres
Sustainability Professional, Bioconstrucción y Energía Alternativa, S.A. de C.V; Monterrey, Mexico