BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Leading Change Directors
Executive Director, EcoSchools Canada
With nearly 20 years of experience in the sustainability sector, including a diversity of leadership, advisory, change management, and governance roles, Lindsay Bunce recently joined Simon Fraser University as the new Associate Director of Sustainability. In her most recent role as Executive Director of EcoSchools Canada, Lindsay oversaw all aspects of a dynamic and growing non-profit, was responsible for spearheading EcoSchools Canada’s national expansion, and represented Canada in the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) network. In 2019, Lindsay also led the design of a first-of-its-kind integrated digital platform to support educators and youth as they evaluate, track, benchmark, and report on local environmental learning and climate action.
ESG & Climate Change, PwC
With an Industrial Engineering background and a Master’s in Sustainability from Harvard University, Laura enjoys the entrepreneurial nature of corporate sustainability, and considers herself a social intrapreneur who uses empathy as a tool to influence and drive change at different hierarchical levels. She has led grassroots sustainability initiatives within different corporations, and is currently and ESG consultant. Within the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, Laura served as Canada’s first Community Champion and Montreal Hub Curator. She is also an Action Canada Fellow’21, Canada’s top accelerator of emerging leaders, and is also involved in other initiatives like the Climate Reality Project, Leading Change Canada, and One Young World Montreal 2024. Originally from Colombia, she loves rock climbing, and spending time outdoors with her puppy and husband.
Vice President Development, Ocean Wise
Jeremy Douglas has focused his career on building strategic, creative and sustainable partnerships that increase the capacity and impact of non-profit organizations worldwide. He is currently Vice President of Development at Ocean Wise, a global conservation NGO and parent organization of the Vancouver Aquarium. He oversees all external funding and government relations – working closely with policy-makers, business leaders and major philanthropists. He is also responsible for exponential growth in campaigns and support from grassroots donors.
Before joining Ocean Wise, Jeremy oversaw all the funding for the David Suzuki Foundation – managing teams in three cities across Canada. Prior to that, he lived in London, UK, developing and implementing strategies to secure major funding for organizations including BBC Media Action, Tomorrow’s People and Action for Children.
Jeremy also spent a year living on an isolated atoll in the Marshall Islands, where he spent his spare time spearfishing and husking coconuts. In his free time, Jeremy loves cycling, trail running, playing hockey, and traveling with his family.
Mike Gerbis (Chair)
CEO, GLOBE Series
CEO, The Delphi Group
Mike leads an innovative collective of organizations that includes Delphi, GLOBE, CBSR and Leading Change Canada. Their combined mission is to identify, connect, and support the global community of change makers so that, together, they can build a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future in a generation. As CEO, Mike is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and impact of the collective.
For over three decades, Mike has advised senior executives, domestic and international leaders, corporations, and governments on how to create long-term value by addressing environmental, social, and economic risks and opportunities. He is a sought-after speaker and has presented to numerous corporate boards and at some of the most prestigious sustainability conferences and events in and outside of Canada.
Mike is also the co-founder of two not-for-profit organizations: the Climate Reality Project Canada (climatereality.ca) and Leading Change Canada (leadingchangecanada.com). He regularly engages and mentors emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference.
Mike was named to Canada’s Clean50 for 2016 as well as Canada’s Clean16 for 2016. He holds a Master of Environmental Engineering degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from Queens University.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys mountain biking, playing hockey and golf, and experiencing what the world has to offer with his wife and two sons.
Director, Sustainable Finance, The Delphi Group
Garrett is a seasoned financial service professional with a passion for creating a flourishing and sustainable financial sector that is socially just. Throughout his career, Garrett has worked for multiple financial institutions and insurance companies in various roles and departments. His breadth of experience and knowledge enables him to tackle problems from multiple angles and generate creative and comprehensive solutions. One of the biggest challenges he has been investigating is the intersection of finance, regulation, sustainability, and innovation and the transition to an environmentally and socially balanced economy.
His aim is to collaborate with stakeholders across industry, government and academia to achieve a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future in a generation.
Principal, ESG Global Advisors
Sarah Keyes is a Principal at ESG Global Advisors, an advisory firm that bridges the gap between companies and investors on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, including climate change.
With a decade of diverse experience as a thought leader, consultant and auditor, Sarah is a recognized voice on the financial impacts of ESG factors for the Canadian business community. She is a speaker, author and facilitator on the impacts of climate change risks and opportunities on governance, strategy, risk management and business performance.
Prior to joining ESG Global Advisors, Sarah was a Principal at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) where she produced research, thought leadership and practical guidance for companies to integrate climate change considerations into strategy, risk management, governance and reporting. Sarah started her career at public accounting firms where she focused on professional services for mining and energy companies.
Principal of Sharpiro & Company,
Alan Shapiro is a Vancouver-based water and sustainability consultant and an instructor in BCIT’s School of Business + Media. Alan’s work, across multiple hats, is focused on addressing complex water challenges, advancing clean technology solutions, and supporting the next generation of sustainable businesses. Alan is Principal at sustainability consultancy Shapiro & Company and Director of waterNEXT, Canada’s water technology network. Alan serves on the board of development charity Water For People Canada and as an advisor for the Toronto-based Climate Ventures accelerator.
Consultant, Sustainability Strategy Development
Puninda (she/her) is a climate justice advocate and a consultant specializing in sustainability strategy development and implementation. Previously, she worked in sustainable investing in the commercial real estate sector, where she led portfolio-wide initiatives focused on climate resilience and sustainability reporting. Puninda holds a Bachelors of Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. She is active in her local community as a member of the Global Shapers Community and as an organizer with Climate Justice Peel. Puninda has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders and as a Clean50 honouree.