John Adams

President & Chief Executive Officer, NGIF Capital

Managing Partner, NGIF Cleantech Ventures

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

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 07:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 08:10 pm

    Alternative Financing Models for Clean Tech Energy Transition

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    As the cleantech energy transition accelerates, the finance options open to cleantech companies is rapidly broadening. Everyone from early-stage start-ups to long-term players active in the cleantech market will increasingly want access to newer and a broader range of finance options to help them scale and pivot rapidly. The ease of matching investors with potential cleantech investments that strike the balance between an appropriate level of risk and reward will increasingly gain importance. What are some of the new finance options available to industry players today? Which finance options offer better chances of helping different cleantech scale rapidly? Which clean technologies are proving more attractive to investors in the short term? Are there any new finance options on the horizon that could expedite the pace of the energy transition?