Dear ASI Community,

It’s hard to believe it’s the first week of September! As we gear up for a busy fall season we want to share a link to our newest blog posting which explores how the power of collaboration can help organizations reach their ESG targets.

We’re also excited to announce a second round of transition leadership programming this fall. Plus, meet our newest team members Ali and Mabel, and find out what exciting books we’re reads that are keeping us up at night! 

Fall Leadership Transition Course

This November ASI will once again be partnering with Royal Roads University (RRU) to offer our Introduction to Transition Leadership course, offered as part of their larger Climate Adaptation Fundamentals Micro-credential Program.

The climate crisis is often described as a crisis of leadership.  If you are wondering how, as a leader, you can navigate challenges and opportunities arising from the intersection of the climate crises and social inequalities, this is the course for you!

Over four weeks you’ll learn about different leadership models for sustainability transitions and climate action. Visit here to learn more, including how to register.

This Month’s Blog: Why ESG Needs A Collaborative Approach

This month we explore how taking a collaborative approach can be a powerful strategy for organizations pursuing Environmental, Social and Governance goals, especially in the face of the challenges brought about by the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

You can check the blog posting out here.  After you do, we’d love to hear your thoughts!


Meet Mabel and Ali

This September saw the ASI team grow as Mabel Marin and Ali Kazmi joined our ranks of passionate people working to advance climate transition leadership.

As incoming Research Associates they’ll be rolling up their sleeves to help advance ASI’s Building Capacity for Advancing Climate Change Leadership project.

This project, funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre, is delivered in collaboration with RRU’s Resilience by Design Lab.  Read more about the project here.

Click here to learn more about Mabel and Ali, including a ‘curious’ twist as to what they have in common…

What We’re Reading This Summer

Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality by Bob and Cynthia Joseph explores how we can all work effectively in our every-day lives towards reconciliation.

A key resource for those wishing to improve their cultural competency, it offers necessary knowledge and practical tools that help us respectfully avoid missteps in our business interactions and personal relationships with Indigenous Peoples.