the Transition

About Us

The Academy for Sustainable Innovation (ASI) partners with organizations and individuals who are passionate about leading Canada’s transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Transition Leadership programs invite current and future leaders to explore the mindsets, capabilities, and practices they need to affect positive change across the Canadian economic landscape.

Our Vision

Resilient organizations and people have the capacity to lead Canada’s transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Mission

ASI creates learning experiences that cultivate and nurture human capacities, leadership practices, and new mindsets to steer the transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Values




Learning- focused



Our Team

The ASI team is made up of passionate thought leaders who work tirelessly to bring ASI’s vision and mission forward. The ASI Board of Directors promotes good governance, strategic direction, and oversight for our organization.

ASI Team

Tamara Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Whittingham headshot
Ed Whittingham

Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor

Nadine Gudz
Nadine Gudz

VP, Research & Programs

Rebecca Black
Taylor Stimpson

Program Manager

Ali Kazmi
Ali Kazmi

Research Associate

Mabel Marin
Mabel Marin

Research Associate

Rebecca Black
Shanice Nkathazo

Business Operations Specialist (Co-op)

Board of Directors

Matt McCulloch

Board Chair
Director ESG and Decarbonization, Norda Stelo

Maxime Lakat
Maxime Lakat

Board Member
Executive Director at Re_Generation

Ed Whittingham headshot
Anamika Mukherjee

Board Member
Partner at BDC Capital’s Industrial Clean Energy Technology Fund

Fiona Jones

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Our Supporters

Academy for Sustainable Innovation is supported by a community of funders, partners, and network who help us bring our vision to life.