In this issue…

📈 Impact Report: ASI’s 2023 Achievements

🙋🏽‍♀️ Elevating Equity: New Research Project

🎙️ Interviews: New Member Spotlights

👉 Workshop: Multisolving for Climate Action

✏️ Leadership Courses: Enrollment Open!

📑 Interesting Reads: Links below!

🎟️ GLOBE Forum: Starts Feb 13th

ASI’s 2023 Impact Report

1,189 participants and a 1,315% engagement increase in 2023!

We get it; you’re probably thinking, ‘a 1,315% spike in engagement? Did they just magically conjure up this number?’ Nope, it’s not magic; this is the actual result of our team’s hard work and dedication!

2023 was ASI’s year of “yes.” We partnered with Royal Roads University to introduce an exciting new course, and we collaborated with 18 organizations to create impactful workshops, facilitate sessions, develop eLearning modules, and speak at incredible events. Our community grew stronger as we launched the ASI Sustainability Professionals Members Network and welcomed our first wave of members. We successfully concluded our latest research project while simultaneously starting a new one.

It truly was a year of saying “yes” to growth and progress!

Elevating Equity

Barriers and Enablers for Racialized Women in Climate Action Leadership

ASI’s newest research project, funded by the Toronto Workforce Funder Collaborative, aims to create a story repository highlighting sustaining policies and practices, as well as system-level recommendations to bolster support and opportunities for racialized women, non-binary, and trans-femme individuals in climate action leadership in Canada.

A few months ago, ASI had the pleasure of launching our Members Network. We feel so fortunate to have welcomed a remarkable group of sustainability professionals from various backgrounds who care deeply about the future of our planet and the human element of change.

We had the chance to ask ASI members Uranbileg Yondon and Aish Mann about all things sustainability and leadership! Check out their interviews below. 👇

Aish Mann

Sustainability Graduate

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Uranbileg Yondon

Program Manager

Arca Climate Technologies

Member Workshop: Multisolving for Climate Action

📅 February 5, 2024

⌚ 12 – 1 p.m. PT | 3 – 4 p.m. ET | 4 – 5 p.m. AT

📍 Virtual: Members-Only Event

Discover strategies and initiatives that tackle climate change while also making a positive impact on social and economic challenges. Uncover the potential for implementing multisolving approaches across various sectors, including private, public, and government, for a sustainable and equitable future.

Hosted by member Karen Selby!

Current members please check your email or the Slack Workspace for your access code.

Spring Transition Leadership Courses

2024 Enrollment Now OPEN!

ASI will be partnering with Royal Roads University once again to offer two Transition Leadership courses this spring. Both of these courses are available online and can be taken alone or within Royal Roads University’s Climate Adaptation Fundamentals Micro-Credential as an elective.

Interesting Reads:

  • Canadian Climate Institute releases their independent assessment of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. Read more.
  • BSR’s seven pivotal questions shaping sustainable business in 2024. Read more.
  • IBC acknowledges 2023 as the fourth-worst year for insured losses in Canada. Read more.

GLOBE Forum 2024: Vancouver, BC

Feb 13 – 15, 2024

Representing society’s toughest challenges and greatest opportunities, this year’s tracks are intrinsically linked, and we must accelerate solutions that address them together: Reaching Destination Net Zero; Building Resilient Communities; Ensuring Water Security; and Restoring and Protecting Nature.

Register today and join our friends at GLOBE Forum in Vancouver, BC to drive positive impacts for our economy, for our planet, for humanity.