Jae Mather is an executive who influences senior leaders to move beyond theory to the practical application through innovating new technologies, training, and services. He designs and implements renewable energy, efficiency and climate change strategies. He is a cleantech growth strategist, global macro trend specialist and a champion of the low carbon economy.
Recently he finished his role as the Executive Director of the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia. For more than 15 years he has been instrumental in shaping the sustainability agenda across Europe including running the Eco-Enterprise, the first EU-funded environmental technology support programme in the UK and shaping policy at local government and for companies such as Finger Food Studios, Heitman, ARM, and Footlocker.
Jae speaks as keynote at more than 25 events a year and runs the CFG Sustainability Explored event series that has delivered well over 100 events reaching 8K+ attendees. He is a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia & University of Birmingham MBA programs and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership programme.
He is a Board member of the Board of Change and he sits on the steering group of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers (GACSO) and is a member of the strategic advisory council (SAC) and the climate change and energy-working group at the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). Where he advises on the development and implementation of strategy and policy for the world's largest environmental professional membership organisation.
Jae is an IEMA and a RSA Fellow, a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), and is GRI G4 Certified.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Decision Making from The Open University in the UK as well as a BA in Geography from Simon Fraser University in Canada.