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Youth and education

The younger generation is a key element in achieving a sustainable world. As an organization committed to sustainable development, the WBCSD therefore holds a responsibility to educate youth on sustainability challenges. We engage with the following organizations on education and training activities.

Alliance for Global Sustainability


Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS)

The Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) is a unique collaboration that provides a framework in which leaders in academic, business, governmental and non-governmental organizations build new knowledge about complex issues in order to reconcile environmental and economic concerns.

Faculty and students, through collaborative research at the three universities - the University of Tokyo, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Chalmers University of Göteborg - develop and promote effective new policies and processes to address sustainability issues.

Current areas of study include: water and agriculture, energy for the 21st century, mobility, and cross-cutting areas of urban systems, policy and communications, cleaner technologies, and global climate change.

These projects now engage about 120 faculty and over 200 students from the three universities and their partners.


AIESEC is the world's largest student organization. It is a global network of 50,000 members across more than 85 countries and territories at more than 800 universities worldwide.

Each year, AIESEC facilitates international exchange of thousands of students and recent graduates throughout traineeships for non-profit organizations.

IISD internship program

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) supports young Canadians in search of first jobs in the field of sustainable development internationally. The organization also maintains a regularly updated job bank of international positions for applicants with less than 5 years of experience.