A network for sustainability professionals in Canada.
Entering a new era of climate action and sustainability requires us to lead change, together.
The Members Network connects sustainability professionals to a community of support to lead the transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive future.
Join the Members Network to:
Foster collaboration across sectors and career stages
Share resources and opportunities among peers
Enhance sustainability leadership-focused skill sets
Learn promising practices for enacting sustainable change
Build community around climate action
Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we launch the Members Network this summer!
Transition Leadership: Cultivating Skills Beyond the Technical
Through ASI’s Members Network, we can begin to understand why Transition Leadership skills like collaboration, empathy, and adaptability play a critical role in leading the transition. Solutions to the climate crisis will require us to lead our teams and communities in a way that uplifts everyone to contribute their best work, collaboratively.
The Members Network is for individuals working on sustainability and climate action-related projects, challenges, and solutions in any industry or sector.
Organizations of any size, type (private, government, non-profit, etc.), or industry are welcome to participate in the Members Network by supporting individuals and employees through sponsorship.
Regardless of your job title, industry, or experience in a sustainability role, ASI believes that anyone at any stage of their career can lead change toward sustainability and climate action.
Come As You Are
No questions are off the table when it comes to Transition Leadership and enacting organizational change. We are here to foster a brave space for those wanting to learn and connect with other sustainability professionals in a laidback setting.
ASI’s Members Network is based on our model of six Transition Leadership competencies.
This network will hone in on your power skills (aka soft skills) to lead a just and inclusive transition. We will not be talking about standards, protocols, physical infrastructure, etc. but are happy to put you in touch with other networks that fill that need.
What We Mean by “Sustainability” Professional
When we think of the word “sustainability” we often think of those working to reduce GHG emissions or reaching net-zero targets.
And while this is an important part of what it means to transition to a sustainable future, sustainability professionals and their work in climate action can encompass much more than that.
Sustainability work is ever-changing and can include roles in:
- Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG)
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
- Risk Management
- Social Impact
- Climate Action
- …and more!
“We cannot, we must not, go it alone. To focus only on what we can do as individuals, instead of what we can do together, will mean failure…
Indeed, building community around solutions is the most important thing.”
Networking + Learning Events
Make meaningful connections and foster collaborations that bring value to your climate action work. Join monthly events that are highly interactive and encourage a multi-way conversation.
Transition Leadership Development
Hone in on your power skills (aka soft skills) like collaboration, empathy, and adaptability to lead a sustainable and just transition.
Slack Workspace + Member Directory
See and connect with your peers who have joined the Members Network. Chat 1:1 or in groups to share ideas, get feedback, and celebrate each others’ wins!
Access to Curated Resources
Not sure where to start? ASI has curated sustainability articles, podcasts, books and videos to help incorporate Transition Leadership practices into your climate action work. These resources are always growing and we invite members to suggest their favourites to add to the list!
ASI strives to build inclusive spaces to ensure individuals who want to participate are given a chance to do so.
To reflect this, the Members Network offers a sliding scale for individuals to self-select the price point that best reflects their financial situation.
Annual Membership Pricing
You have no access to professional development budgets and limited personal funds.
You have very limited access to professional development budgets and limited personal funds.
You have limited or inconsistent access to professional development and/or personal funds.
You have access to sufficient professional development budgets and/or personal funds.
You have abundant access to professional development budgets or funds to support your membership.
*Where minimum membership fees are a barrier to entry, ASI offers scholarships by application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and offered as sponsorship is available. Apply here.