Simon Pek works as an Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Organization Theory at the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. He teaches and researches in the area of sustainability and organization theory. His primary research explores how organizations and the individuals within them embed social and environmental sustainability into their cultures, strategies, and daily operations. He is particularly interested in novel forms of democratizing organizations and platforms by drawing on concepts including deliberative democracy and sortition. He is very excited to attend this conference, and is particularly excited to connect with any practitioners and academics working in this space and interested in collaborating.