Abbas joins Abedi as Leading Change delegate

Zain Abbas

Earlier this week, a second Royal Roads BBA student was selected for Leading Change as one of Canada’s 150 emerging young sustainability leaders. Fourth-year student Zain Abbas received the news on Monday that he will be joining fellow BBA student, Negar Abedi, and other young environmental and sustainability leaders at this year’s forum.

Abbas says he feels “honoured to get this distinction.” He is excited to share and discuss ideas with fellow sustainability leaders from across the country. “I aspire to be a changemaker,” says Abbas. “This opportunity allows me to be one step closer to my end goal.”

As one of the few business programs in Canada that specializes exclusively on business and sustainability, and as a Changemaker program, the BBA program feels honoured to be part of the journey of such young leaders. “Students like Zain and Negar—leaders in change and committed to making the world a better place—bring such exciting energy and vision to our program,” says Todd Thexton, BBA Program Head.

Zain is well-known throughout the University—both for his active involvement with the RRU Student Association, and for his contributions through the BBA Program. Zain is one of four leaders on the BBA SOLUTIONS team—a sustainability consulting initiative designed to support local businesses in achieving sustainability goals. According to Thexton,  “Zain is already recognized in the BBA program as a leader. I’m pleased that Leading Change has also recognized both his past contributions and his exciting potential.”

Leading Change gets underway in Vancouver on March 12, as part of the GLOBE 2018 Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business.