We are thrilled to announce our partnership with YOUTHTOPIA - a global and diverse network of young changemakers. Committed to accelerating impactful change, they are reshaping industries, driving societal progress, and providing forward-thinking solutions to prominent global issues.
In a world that constantly evolves, the voices and actions of young changemakers have never been more critical. Empowering young changemakers is not just an investment in the present; it's an investment in the future. It enables them to become catalysts for positive change, building the foundation for a more sustainable and inclusive tomorrow.
We are committed to amplifying the fresh perspectives of these young visionaries. Bringing to the table our industry knowledge and expertise, we aspire to broaden their reach and influence, creating a meaningful impact beyond business metrics. In joining hands, we are fostering a collaborative environment of innovation that embodies our commitment to community and going beyond.
Ziad Ahmed first gained significant attention for his passion for social justice and advocacy as a teenager, when he applied to Stanford University writing the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter 100 times over in response to the question; “What matters to you, and why?”. This unconventional approach not only earned him a place but also sparked discussions on […]
Fionn Ferreira is a 22-year-old scientist, inventor, and sustainability advocate who is passionate about clearing the Earth’s water systems of microplastics. Fionn grew up kayaking along the remote coast of Ireland with his dog India, where he became alarmed by the increasing amount of plastic washing up on the coastline. This first sparked his interest […]
Peyton Klein is a fearless conversationalist and community builder. In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Peyton, a then-15-year-old student in Pittsburgh, founded the Global Minds Initiative having witnessed discrimination against immigrant and refugee students at her school. It is a for-youth, by-youth movement working to combat cultural intolerance in schools internationally. Global Minds […]
Isabel Wijsen is a 20-year-old Dutch-Indonesian activist currently working as a senior at Green School, Bali. She is the founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, which she co-founded in 2013 at just 10 years old, alongside her 12-year-old sister, Melati. After discovering that less than 5% of plastic bags in Bali were being recycled, and […]
Inés Yabar is a young activist from Peru who has been tirelessly working towards a more sustainable future since the age of 15. Before finishing school, Inés was already working as a volunteer at L.O.O.P. (Life Out Of Plastic) – a grassroots women-led Peruvian social impact company. She was prominent in beach clean-ups, collecting data, […]
Sophie Handford is a Kāpiti Coast activist and councillor, working tirelessly to preserve our collective home. Sophie made waves in New Zealand politics at the age of 18, when she was elected as a councillor for the Kapiti Coast District Council. She resides in the small village of Paekākāriki, just an hour north of Wellington. […]
Ridhima Pandey is a 14-year-old climate activist based in India. She started her activism after witnessing the Kedarnath flash flood that occurred in her home state in 2013. In 2017, at the age of 9, she filed a petition against the National Green Tribunal of India, seeking stronger measures from the Indian government to protect […]
Louise Mabulo is a culinary visionary and environmental advocate. Growing up she developed a deep appreciation for locally sourced, organic produce. She soon recognized the importance of sustainable farming practises and set out to promote them through her culinary skills. Aged 12 she was a finalist in the reality cooking show Junior MasterChef Philippines, throughout […]
Mohamad Al Jounde and his family fled Syria to Lebanon in 2013, where 1.5 million Syrian refugees reside. His parents had been politically active but his mother upsetting the regime forced them to flee and for Mohamad to start a new life aged only 12. Like thousands of other refugee children in the country, he […]
Reyhan Jamalova is a third-year student majoring in Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from Azerbaijan, she is the founder of Rainergy— a company that aims to solve the energy deficiency problem in rural communities by utilizing the power of rain to produce renewable energy. Aged 12, Reyhan Jamalova achieved the highest score […]
Melati Wijsen is a 22 year old full time changemaker. She has founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister & has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013 at the age of 12. She has also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas. Melati […]
"There is a lot of pressure on individuals to change their behaviour in response to the Climate Crisis. The way we dress, what we eat, how we heat our homes, how we get from point A to point B ... But individuals can only do so much. Companies, on the other hand, have leverage. They aggregates consumers' will, and respond to their demands - and with their reach and resources they can scale change. With consumers behind them, companies can influence government decision makers. It's not unlike an ocean ecosystem, in which everything, ultimately, works together - which is why it is so important that companies focus on positive potential, and practice ethical, environmental and social good governance."Lewis Pugh, OIG - Endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans