Say hello to Brandon Lewis, who has recently joined ASI’s Members Network! Brandon is a sustainability professional with a diverse background in both professional and volunteer roles. Having grown up in Northern BC, he has always enjoyed being in nature. Over the last 10+ years, he has worked across the province for multiple mining companies in various roles related to environmental protection. Brandon holds a BSc in Mathematics from UNBC and maintains his Environmental Professional designation through ECO Canada. Outside of his professional life, he spends his time with his two children outdoors or participating in sports/recreational activities.
Education is one of Brandon’s key personal values and participating in ASI’s Members Network aligns with his goal to gain knowledge that is specific to the ever-growing sustainability realm. We had the pleasure of asking Brandon to share his thoughts on sustainability, leadership, and stewarding positive change. Check out the brief interview below!
Q: Where do you draw hope from in the context of sustainability and climate action?
Brandon Lewis: “All of my inspiration and hope comes from my personal values, the individuals I work with, and my kids. We live in a world of ever-changing expectations around how we are using our resources and treating the planet. I’m constantly reminded of the inherent good in most colleagues to do the right thing and help drive change. I’ve always loved being outdoors and experiencing the connection to nature which I hope I am able to share with my kids long into the future – especially if I am able to help drive the positive changes through my role.”
Q: What does leadership mean to you?
Brandon Lewis: “Leadership to me is the ability to work towards a goal, complete tasks, or educate others in a manner that motivates others to join in on the effort. This needs to be completed while maintaining a thorough understanding of the cause and effect of their work.”
Q: How do you see the role of leadership evolving as we transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy?
Brandon Lewis: “The most important evolution is the continual growth of knowledge by those in positions to drive change and educate the majority. There are many conversations regarding our ability to transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy that need to take place. These discussions won’t be easy, but with a comprehensive understanding as a foundation, leaders in sustainability can provide the inspiration and guidance necessary to those around them.”
About ASI’s Members Network
ASI’s Members Network was born to support those wishing to steward sustainable change within their organizations. A place for person-to-person connection to help deepen our understanding of leadership mindsets, capacities, and practices that can help us steer the transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive future.
We recognize that for any meaningful change to happen, these discussions need to be a collective effort. That’s why we created the network – to connect sustainability professionals to a community of support so we can learn from one another and enact organizational change.