BBA student selected for Leading Change
For the second consecutive time, a Royal Roads Bachelor of Business Administration student has been chosen as one of Canada’s 150 emerging environmental leaders as part of Leading Change Canada. Negar Abedi will join other young leaders during the GLOBE 2018 Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business in Vancouver next month.
Leading Change brings young environmental and sustainability leaders together to “accelerate action on environmental, social, and economic issues that are critical to attaining a sustainable future for Canada and the world,” according to conference organizers.
For Abedi, Leading Change represents an opportunity to explore how business can contribute toward building sustainable communities and a sustainable world. “It's an honour to go there as a BBA student and connect what I have learned so far in my studies and my experience in community with what is happening in the world,” says Abedi.
Though Abedi is humble in accepting the honour—claiming that she “had to read the acceptance email five times through tears before believing it was actually happening”—BBA Program Head Todd Thexton says that he’s not surprised. “Negar has been a change-maker since the day she arrived at Royal Roads. She works tirelessly to build our community and to support social and environmental justice. She’s very deserving of the honour.”
According to Thexton, “I’m delighted that our BBA program is able to attract and support leaders like Negar. As a small program with a unique focus on business as a catalyst for social and environmental change, we are proud that, once again, one of our students has been chosen for Leading Change.”