2022 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 List of Leaders

2022 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 List of Sustainability Leaders

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Transforming CO2 into concrete and plastics. Designing cutting-edge green university campuses. Sourcing circular materials for consumer electronics, cleaning products and fashion. Expanding diverse talent in sustainability professions.

Those are just a few of the ambitious efforts led by the 2022 members of the GreenBiz 30 Under 30.

This seventh year of celebrating 30 young outstanding leaders in sustainability represents four continents and major cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Nairobi, Paris and Toronto. In the United States, they hail from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. True to the times, several among this cohort work at home in relatively small towns for big-city offices hundreds or thousands of miles away.

They are inside corporations as varied as Bath & Body Works, Converse, Danone, Dell, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Lineage Logistics, Primark, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Weyerhauser and Whole Foods. Their employers make goods as varied as cars, consumer electronics, soap, yogurt and refrigeration systems. Some offer services from banking to consulting to investments in clean tech. Other honorees are influencing the business world through startups and nonprofits they have founded or through roles at the United Nations and the European Commission.

What they have in common is setting their minds to making a sustainable impact on fields as diverse as banking, fashion, food, transportation, venture capital and waste management.

We’re thrilled to present the 2022 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 below, in alphabetical order by surname. Thank you to Net Impact, the World Council for Sustainable Development and the World Economic Forum for helping spread the word and drum up more nominations than we have ever received. We’re excited to see what these individuals do next.

The 2022 30 Under 30 Honorees List:

Michelle Aboodi, 28, Global Sustainability Analytics Product Manager, Converse; Boston

Silvia Ainio, 28, Policy Expert, Sustainable Finance, European Commission; Brussels, Belgium

Vaughan Andrews, 28, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Climate & Carbon, Weyerhaeuser; Seattle

Mel Bandler, 29, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Bath & Body Works; Bloomfield, New Jersey

Sophia Borroni-Bird, 29, Global ESG Engagement Lead, General Motors; Detroit

Miles Q. Braxton, 25, Incoming Director, Risk Management, Summit Ridge Energy; Co-founder and Director of Strategic Partnerships, BlackOak Collective; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Shaandiin Cedar, 29, Associate, Powerhouse Ventures; Oakland, California

Roxane Clement, 29, Global Senior Sustainability Manager, Dairy Category, Danone; Paris 

Sydney Covey, 27, Senior Manager of Sustainability, STRUCTR Advisors; Chesapeake, Virginia

Ashley Fill, 28, Director, Sustainability and Whitespace; Procter and Gamble Home Care Canada; Toronto, Canada

Jacob Gisler, 29, Senior Program Manager of Compliance, Whole Foods Market; San Clemente, California 

Jeanette Mwendwa Gitobu, 27, Director, Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, Global Wind Energy Council; Nairobi, Kenya

Sandra Gonza, 29, Impact Program Manager, Global Fashion Agenda; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Eva Grundon, 26, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Primark; London

Chante Harris, 28, Director of Climate Investment and Partnerships, Venture For ClimateTech; SecondMuse; New York City

Joshua M. Hellman, 24, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Green Bank of Colorado; Castle Rock, Colorado

Claudia Herbert Colfer, 27, Program Manager, United Nations Global Compact Network USA; New York City

Raven Hernandez, 26, Co-founder and CEO, Earth Rides; Nashville, Tennessee

Sabeeha Islam, 27, Senior Manager, Portfolio Development for Climate and Transportation; Munich Re Ventures, San Francisco

Alex Laplaza, 27, Partner, Lowercarbon Capital; Palo Alto, California

Justin Chongyi Lee, 29, Associate Director, TRIREC; Singapore

Cosmo Lo, 27, Circular Economy Senior Manager, Sustainable Office Solutions Limited; Hong Kong 

Hardik Miyani, 27, Senior Energy and Commissioning Engineer, Baumann Consulting; Chicago

Adam Mohabbat, 28, Senior Manager, Market Development and Public Policy, EVgo; Los Angeles

Holly Moynahan, 28, Sustainability and ESG Manager, Hubbell Incorporated; Boston

Kyle Ritchie, 29, Education Market Sustainable Design Lead, CannonDesign; St. Joseph, Michigan

Brennan Spellacy, 27, Co-founder and CEO, Patch; San Francisco

Jash Vora, 23, Technical Project Manager, Lineage Logistics, San Francisco

Allison Ward, 26, Senior Sustainable Materials Engineer, Dell Technologies; Northville, Michigan

Peter Zhou, 29, Product Development Lead of Composites, Carbon Upcycling Technologies; Calgary, Canada

You can read more about each of these innovators here.

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