May 21, 2024

Episode #122: C-Suite Unplugged: Jesse Douglas, CEO, Green Impact Partners

“The greatest energy in the world is inspired humans.”

The world has come a long way in terms of its energy sources and the united commitment to a low-carbon future. But how do we define “net zero,” and is storing carbon really the right way to be reaching our net zero goals?

In this episode, we speak with Jesse Douglas, CEO of Green Impact Partners, about his entrepreneurial spirit, his journey to the C-Suite, and his leadership philosophy across multiple startups.

We also discuss the difference between purpose-driven and profit-driven organizations, breakdown the biofuel landscape in Alberta, and revel over the exciting soon-to-be completed project in the Future Energy Park, coming to Calgary in 2026.

In this episode:

  • Getting to know Jesse & his journey to the C-Suite
  • Why Jesse chose energy over real estate
  • Jesse’s leadership philosophy
  • Advice for young people just starting their careers
  • What led to Jesse’s entrepreneurial spirit
  • Having a purpose-driven versus a profit-driven mindset
  • Understanding biofuels and their landscape in energy
  • How Alberta is performing in the RNG space
  • The Future Energy Park and the regulatory process for approval
  • The CCUS discussion—for better or for worse
  • Jesse’s outlook on the future of Alberta
  • Coming together to define “net zero”

About C-Suite Unplugged

In this series, C-Suite Unplugged, host Adam Legge talks to Alberta’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about their journey to the C-Suite, what keeps them up at night as an Albertan and as a leader in their industry, and what their outlook is for the future.

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