Former Chair of Business & Sustainability, Schulich School of Business, York University
In its pursuit of knowledge and learning, the Academy for Sustainable Innovation will leverage the best of existing practices in business, government, civil society, and academia to support and mentor individual managers and future leaders.
Recognizing the urgency of achieving an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 — and the opportunities this creates for scaling innovation, acting as an advocate for our movement, and its future impact.
Supporting the development of a profession of managers and entrepreneurs committed to transition. We are aiming to qualify and accredit a minimum of 100,000 transition managers within 15 years.
Supporting the development of role models and mentoring capacity at all levels – including ‘reverse mentoring’ – and providing for digital matchmaking of those joining the movement.
Creating new educational pathways of accessible and flexible learning in transition-related topics by sharing existing educational opportunities.
Developing new educational opportunities that transcend disciplinary and institutional barriers and leverage new course formats, online and open access resources, conferences, and co-labs.