The mission of the Sustainability Influencers is simple. We want to mobilize, engage and empower students to take action on sustainability issues. The programme combines bottom-up thinking with a wish to have a broad influence on important institutions in society such as educational institutions and political institutions. The influencers actively participate in the sustainability debate – bringing the youth voice. We do this by interacting with students and professionals, participating in workshops and events, and engaging with key sustainability practitioners.
Who are we?
We are 21 students with different educational backgrounds and nationalities all sharing the same agenda: to mobilise, engage and empower young people to act on sustainability issues. We break down silo thinking and instead foster co-creation, innovation and collaboration between multiple disciplines.
”The younger generation immediately understands the importance of the 2030-agenda, and they have the abilities to achieve the level of change required. This is why I welcome the Sustainability Influencers initiativeKirsten Brosbøl Chair of the Danish Government's Cross-Party Network for the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Speech on UN’s 73rd birthday
On October 24 2019, when Copenhagen Business School hosted the celebration of the UN’s 73rd birthday, the Sustainability Influencers, represented by Luna and Mikkel, gave an inspiring speech on the importance of bringing in youth when trying to solve the global challenges.
Recognize by Clinton Global Initiative
The Sustainability Influencers Program has been recognized by Bill Clintons Global Initiative. This has meant that the Sustainability Influencers Freja, Christina and Shantel have been following a mentorship program providing them with leadership skills to help improve the Sustainability Influencers Program.
In 2019 the sustainability Influencers Program was a top-3 nominee in the category "Rising Stars" at the prestigious GreenTech Award at GreenTech Festival in Berlin
Present at D:PULSE
D:PULSE is the global business conference network with sustainable impact. The Influencers were invited to Zurich to share their efforts in ensuring a sustainable future.
EU Green Energy Week
The Sustainability Influencers were invited to participate at the Green Energy Week in june 2019. Our influencer Sara who had a Bachelors degree in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering travelled to Brussels to participate and represent the youth.
Report on students and sustainability
Sustainability Influencers Luna and Laurits wrote a report about students’ knowledge about and attitude towards sustainability both at their university and in job situations.
Podcast With CBS Wire
Three of our Sustainability Influencers were invited as podcast guests at CBS Wire to share their view on the progress in achieving the UN SDGs – from cars in Zambia, to the climate to the fashion industry!
Virtual Career Fair
On 20 March 2019, the Sustainability Influencers co-hosted a Virtual Career Fair together with Graduateland.