Jae Mather is a Sustainability Director who influences senior leaders to move beyond theory to the practical application through innovating new technologies, training, and services. He designs and implements energy efficiency and climate change strategies across the built environment, government and NGO sectors.
He is currently wearing multiple hats as the North American Associate Partner of Greenbackers Investment Capital and as the Director of Sustainability at the Carbon Free Group. 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 over 100 events reaching 5K+ attendees. He is a guest lecturer on 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.