The Canadian Business Youth Council for Sustainable Development is Canada’s largest student initiative on sustainable business. It was formed to unite Canadian undergraduate student organizations in sustainable business in order to grow the movement across the country by sharing best practices and disseminating essential knowledge on the topic.

It is composed of Canada’s eight most active student organizations in sustainable business. Only similar organizations which have shown extraordinary leadership within their university will be considered to join the Youth Council in the years to come.

About the Council

 

Meet the Board

Maxime Lakat

Chair/Board Member of the Youth Council

Co-President, Desautels Sustainability Network

McGill University

Bachelors of Commerce 2021

Major in Managing for Sustainability

Minor in Social Entrepreneurship & African Studies

 

Driven by cross-sectorial projects and the role of the private sector in tackling some of the most pressing social and environmental issues (without replacing the public and social sector).

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Melody Tim Yen

Board Member of the Youth Council

President, Groupe HumaniTerre

HEC Montréal

Bachelors of Business Administration 2020

Major in Logistics

Passionate about incorporating sustainability into every aspect of people’s everyday and working lives. Change involves small citizens actions but also legislation and companies’ initiatives. Interested in sustainable supply chain management and optimization of distribution network. 

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Archit Shukla

Board Member of the Youth Council

President, Corporate Social Responsibility Student Association

Ryerson University

Bachelors of Commerce 2020

Major in Business Technology Management

Minoring in Marketing

Passionate about educating individuals on sustainable business practices while inspiring change to our evolving society. Focusing on various sectors within CSR to assure that knowledge is applicable to daily lives.

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Gareth Gransaull

Board Member of the Youth Council

Co-President, Ivey Social Impact Club 

Western University 

Bachelors of Arts, 2020

Honours Business Administration

Honours Specialization in International Relations

Passionate about clean energy, natural-climate solutions, Indigenous reconciliation, and revitalizing the public sphere. Previous experience includes energy services, urban forestry, and conservation finance. 

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Mariya Chugay

Board Member of the Youth Council

President, John Molson Sustainable Enterprise Committee

Concordia University 

Bachelors of Commerce 2020

Major in Marketing

Elective Grouping in Sustainability

 

Passionate empowering and educating current and future generations. Interested in lifecycle assessment, impact measurement, and helping businesses transition into sustainable business models. 

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Jean-Sébastien Boutet

Board Member of the Youth Council

President, Association Étudiante du Développement Durable dans les Affaires

Laval University

Bachelors of Commerce 2020

Major in Accounting

Passionate about the role of accounting in sustainable development as well as sustainable finance. Interested in the role of women leadership in sustainable development and mental health on the workplace. 

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Mahnoor Siddiqui

Board Member of the Youth Council

Co-President, the Corporate Social Responsibility Society

York University

International Bachelor of Business Administration 2020

 

Passionate about educating minds about the power of responsible business to improve living and environmental standards worldwide. Particularly interested in the role sustainability can play in finance and technology.

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Leah Martens

Board Member of the Youth Council

Co-President, Sustainability in Business Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University 

Bachelors of Business Administration 2021

Major in Accounting

 

Passionate about making a difference through sustainable business initiatives, cleantech, and impact investing. Interested in innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainability.

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