BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Leading Change Directors
Executive Director, EcoSchools Canada
Lindsay Bunce is the Executive Director of EcoSchools Canada. She started her career in outdoor and environmental education and has been involved with the EcoSchools program for over a decade – as a participant, staff member, and steering committee contributor. With undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology and a Master of Education in Sustainability Education, she has previously worked with organizations such as Toronto and Region Conservation and Earth Day Canada to embed authentic environmental learning, facilitate community action projects, and build strong cross-sectoral collaborations.
Lindsay was a founding member of the York Region Nature Collaborative, currently serves as the Board Chair of the p.i.n.e. project, contributes to several advisory groups, and mentors new sustainability professionals. In 2019, Lindsay was a finalist for the Nature Inspiration Awards, delivered through the Canadian Museum of Nature. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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.
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.
President, BASF Canada
Marcelo Lu is the President of BASF Canada, a subsidiary of BASF – the world’s leading chemical company, combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Marcelo provides strategic oversight on all business activities within Canada, leading a team of 1200+ employees working to bring BASF’s purpose to life: “We create chemistry for a sustainable future”.
Originally from Brazil, Marcelo has lived and worked in the US, France, Spain, Germany, and Hong Kong before moving to Canada. Previously, Marcelo was Vice President of Business Management for BASF‘s Polyamides and Precursors division in the Asia Pacific region. Throughout his career he has worked towards integrating sustainability into business strategies and procurement practices while holding various positions within BASF Group. Before joining BASF, Marcelo held several consulting positions at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank.
Marcelo puts a spotlight on BASF as a sustainability leader in Canada, driving thought leadership, promoting a circular economy, and advocating innovation, digitalization, and smart regulation for sustainable solutions in Canadian business. Marcelo spearheads sustainability-focused initiatives including BASF’s partnership with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider; and the Canadian chapter of the UN Global Compact, actioning BASF’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. He fosters relationship building with Indigenous businesses and communities, championing a new solar installation project in the Hiawatha First Nation community in Ontario.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Marcelo leads the focus on faster, more agile operations and driving opportunities to collaborate with startups. He supports engaging and building millennial leadership and BASF Canada’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, contributing to the company’s recognition as a Top Employer and Great Place to Work.
Marcelo currently serves as Chair of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), steering the association to focus on industry growth. He is a member of the Business Council of Canada and board member to the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Marcelo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.). He is married with two children.
Vice President of Impact Banking,
Vancity Community Investment Bank
Jacquelyn (Jake) Stacey is the Vice President of Impact Banking at Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB). VCIB is values-based bank dedicated to building the social finance market in Canada by connecting capital to enterprises that are building stronger, more sustainable communities, enabling depositors and investors to finance change.
As a member of the VCIB Executive team, she is the key brand ambassador and owner of strategic relationships that extend the strengths of the Vancity Credit Union’s business model nationally under a federally regulated bank. Her experience in commercial, corporate, and community banking is extensive, including management and leadership roles with CIBC and BMO Financial Group, and launching LEAP Advisory Services which provided consulting, advisory services, and training program development specific to the Financial Services industry.
Jacquelyn recognizes the enormous role that young people play in building and shaping the future. This awareness comes in part from coaching and mentoring young professionals through volunteer engagements with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow program, the Junior Achievement B.C.’s Economics for Success program, and UBC’s Sauder School of Business and SFU’s Beedie School of Business.