May 17, 2021 — GreenBiz Group today named Erik Landry, Climate Change Specialist at GRESB as one of the 2021 “30 Under 30” based on a global search for emerging leaders across sectors who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business.
The honorees for the sixth annual list were nominated by GreenBiz readers around the world and selected by the GreenBiz editorial team from among hundreds of submissions.
“This year’s selection process felt especially challenging, given the wealth of nominations and applications we received, and that gives me optimism about the future of the sustainability profession,” said GreenBiz Group Editorial Director Heather Clancy. “What these twenty-somethings have accomplished already is impressive. Every generation of leader has much to learn from their fresh perspective on solving the interconnected challenges of the climate crisis and economic inequity.”
Thanks to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Net Impact for helping spread the word during the nomination process.
Members of this year’s cohort work within companies — large, small and in-between — that are making strides in their corporate sustainability efforts, including Unilever, Google, Starbucks, REI, UPS and Amy’s Kitchen. Others are making their voices heard in the sustainability world from other perches, including government, social enterprises and advocacy groups including the Port of Long Beach, Climate Group and the Environmental Defense Fund.
This year’s roster ranges from managers and executive directors to founders and CEOs — despite the differences in their industries and sectors, these young leaders are driving the change our world needs.
The 30 individuals being honored come from 12 countries — from the United States to Rwanda to Lithuania. They work for multinational corporations, innovative startups, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.