About YCL Delegation to the GreenBiz 2021
In recognition of the critical importance of the climate and the critical role young people play in driving action, the YCL Network received an invitation from the annual event’s coordinator—GreenBiz Group—to bring a 10-person delegation to the event. The GreenBiz 21 is the premier invitation-only event for sustainable business leaders, convening more than 1,200 professionals online and high-level conversations across 80 sessions delving into the latest trends, tools, and insights shaping companies and jobs today and tomorrow. Learn more about the event in the official website of the event.
The event will take place from 09 to 11th February 2021. This delegation, like the others, aims to provide tangible takeaways for delegates in line with YCL’s core proposal to connect youth climate leaders to a global community of influential, front-line organizations, professionals, experts, and fellow youth leaders that are evolving the climate economy. Through meet & greets, breakouts, roundtables, interactions, and downloads the delegation will bring participants face-to-face, albeit virtual, with ESG/sustainability business leaders. Contributing to learning and supporting elaborated communication on climate actions, initiatives, and careers.
Why YCL is organizing this delegation
Attendance at high-level events focused on the diverse fronts of climate change action is crucial to building the connections needed to kickstart a climate career or bring it to the next level. In these times of bountiful online events, it is difficult to decipher the impacts of these virtual interactions and navigate which are worth the bandwidth. Thus YCL moves to continue facilitating impactful professional experiences that leverage the Global YCL Network’s access points and fluency for comprehensive programs.
The delegation will follow the 7 tracks of GreenBiz 21 which are intended to guide the foci of the 80 breakouts, keynotes, and roundtables, on the following topics:
Meet the Delegates
Formed by 9 young members of the YCL Network, the delegation will be lead by Steven Carlson II, YCL head of partnerships in the USA. You may click on the photos below to connect with their linkedin profiles.
Created in 2018, Youth Climate Leaders (YCL) trains and connects young people with networks and opportunities to build a career in the area of climate and sustainability. We aim to empower 1 million young people to lead climate projects as part of a global network. We believe that it is possible to catalyze the professional futures of young people through education and bridging the gaps with organizations that already operate in the sector. After being trained by a YCL program, participants become a part of the YCL Network, a global community of practice with members from different areas of expertise. YCL is comprised of over 300 YCL Fellows from 20 countries.
About the GreenBiz Group:
GreenBiz Group is a media and events company that views climate change and other global environmental challenges as existential threats to business and society, as well as significant opportunities. We help our audiences understand both, including how to navigate the emerging technologies, business practices, policies and societal expectations that companies, cities and others need to know to succeed. We achieve this through media, events, research and a membership network of corporate professionals.