7 Most Valuable Plays of a Young Boss

Successful power moves of today's young leaders

  • BANKING ON SUSTAINABILITY: NATALIA ALLEN

This 20-something founder of Design Futurist, a product design consultancy founded in 2005, is hired by top companies to provide innovative environmentally friendly materials by using non-toxic methods of production. She touts sustainability as bigger than a trend– a necessary business move–and gives lectures and workshops to companies and organizations on incorporating Earth-friendly practices to increase their bottom line. “Any company that wants to be relevant in 10 years needs to grab hold of the idea of innovation and sustainability as core business practices and realize it’s not a do-good exercise. It is a business opportunity,” Allen told Black Enterprise magazine.

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