30 Under 30: Shaping the future of sustainable business

Returning for 2024, edie’s 30 Under 30 is a purpose-led community of bold, innovative young professionals who are changing the course of climate action.


Entries for the 30 Under 30 Class of 2024 are NOW OPEN! Click here to submit your entry.

More than just a list, the annual 30 Under 30 initiative shines a spotlight on talented sustainability and net-zero professionals – aged under 30 – who are delivering on efforts to build a better future and showing fantastic promise.

Open to self-nominations and recommendations from co-workers, 30 rising sustainability stars are selected by a panel of independent judges and offered an unrivalled opportunity to connect with one another, gain valuable industry recognition and develop their skills and knowledge.

The chosen 30 Under 30 members get to attend an exclusive launch party and photoshoot in London; take part in an editorial profile interview for the edie website; and be offered bespoke networking and event opportunities throughout the year.

The group will also be offered opportunities to use their collective expertise and influence to make a real impact; contributing to edie content, connecting up with members of the edie Membership, and co-creating their own new ideas to disrupt the status quo and accelerate corporate climate action.

The edie 30 Under 30 cohort is updated annually, welcoming a fresh intake of youthful climate visionaries every year. edie hosted 30 Under 30 classes in 2019, 2020 and 2023, with a hiatus in 2021-22 to account for Covid-19 lockdowns in the UK.

Nomination criteria:

To join the edie 30 Under 30, individuals must be nominated or recommended – either by themselves or by colleagues. The nomination form is free to fill out and submit. All nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • A sustainability/energy/CSR/environmental professional
  • Aged 30 or younger as of 31 December 2025
  • Based in the UK and working in a full-time role
  • Ideally working in an ‘in-house’ capacity within a business (as opposed to external consultants and product/service providers)
  • Able to attend the launch night and photoshoot in Central London on 17 October 2024

If you have submitted a 30 Under 30 application in previous years but were unsuccessful, you are welcome to re-submit a nomination again next year (provided the person being nominated still meets the above criteria).

Entries for the 30 Under 30 Class of 2024 are now open. They close on Friday 9 August. Click here to enter.

Member benefits:

  • Attend an exclusive launch party and professional photoshoot in central London (Oct 2024)
  • Full career profile published on edie.net
  • Access to free, informal networking events throughout the year
  • Attend an exclusive workshop-style event held as part of edie’s Business Leadership Month (March 2025)
  • Mentoring/reverse mentoring opportunities with sustainability leaders within the edie Membership

If you have any questions about the 30 Under 30 initiative and want to stay in the loop for 2024 nominations, please contact us.

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