• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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John Adams

NGIF Capital Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer

John Adams is the President and CEO of NGIF Capital Corporation (NGIF Capital) and the Managing Partner of NGIF Cleantech Ventures. He is rooted in more than 25 years of experience in financing, management, and cleantech venture capital. He has led the development of NGIF Capital, an energy tech venture capital investor and Canada’s largest cleantech platform for natural gas. John participates in all aspects of the enterprise including the responsibility of NGIF Industry Grants, the $35M NGIF Emissions Testing Centre, and the $50M NGIF Cleantech Venture Fund. In addition to serving on portfolio companies’ boards of directors, he is a member of the: Board of Directors and Audit and Finance Committee of the $100M Clean Resource Innovation Network; Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Tidewater Renewables (TSX: LCFS, an energy transition company focused on the production of low carbon intensity fuels); International Gas Union’s Research, Development, and Innovation Committee. He has been a part of numerous selection juries, including through his executive positions held at Sustainable Development Technology Canada and invitations by Natural Resources Canada and Emissions Reduction Alberta. John earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in Environmental Science and is a graduate of the Berkley Venture Capital Executive Program. He has been honored with distinctions including a 2021 World Biz Magazine’s Global Top 100 Innovation CEO and Canada’s Clean50 2022 individuals leading sustainability for Canada.

Sessions With John Adams

Monday, 6 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 08:00 pm

    Financing Low Carbon: What makes an energy transition fund "green"?

    Capital is increasingly available for Energy Transition, or "green" funds, particularly in private markets. What are the investment criteria for potential companies in such funds and how do those criteria vary as the companies scale? Is there a sufficient pipeline of "green" companies on which to deploy the available capital? What is the outlook for further "greening" of public market funds and how much impact might that have on driving low-carbon innovation?