Radicle Founder, Alastair Handley, Recipient of Canada’s 2021 Clean50 Award
Canada’s Clean50 Award recognizes the contributions of its recipients towards clean capitalism, sustainable development, and advancement of a low-carbon economy.
April 19, 2021
Calgary, Canada – Radicle Group Inc. (Radicle) is pleased to announce today that Alastair Handley, Radicle’s Founder, has been named to Canada’s 2021 Clean50 for advancing sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.
Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.
”Delta’s criteria in determining Honourees is to carefully consider actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the Honouree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action,” says Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group. “Alastair Handley was chosen after rigourous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among Honourees selected from an initial pool of approximately 900 well qualified nominees.”
“I’m incredibly honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s 2021 Clean50 Honourees and recognize that it is a reflection of the incredible people that have chosen to work at Radicle,” says Alastair Handley. “I’m also thrilled to know that there were over 900 well qualified nominees this year, which is a reflection of the important hard work happening in our country to advance sustainability and the transition to a low-carbon economy.”
Alastair is advancing the impact of the carbon trading market in Alberta through Radicle’s proprietary software, a platform that measures, reports, and verifies greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for their customers and develops Methane Reduction Retrofit Compliance Plans to facilitate the shift to more sustainable oil and gas production. Over the last two years, Radicle has quantified 1.1 million tonnes of GHG emissions in the agriculture sector from farmers that converted to sustainable agriculture practices and 872,054 tonnes in the energy sector by facilitating the switch to zero or low methane emission oil and gas production equipment. Radicle has produced 10% of all carbon credits generated in Alberta, representing 6.85 million tonnes of emissions reduced, and delivered over $100 million to clients. Looking forward, Alastair is focusing efforts on helping the 1.2 million small and medium-sized businesses in Canada create their pathways toward achieving net-zero.
The incoming Clean50 Honourees, including Alastair Handley, will be recognized on September 30, 2021, at the Annual Clean50 Summit.
About Delta Management Group and Canada’s Clean50
Leading ESG, sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards, created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees C. Ancillary awards also recognize 20 Emerging Leaders and the Top Sustainability Projects of the year, as well as bestow Lifetime Achievement designations. Visit https://www.clean50.com to learn more.
Radicle helps guide today’s progressive companies towards tomorrow’s sustainable future. From our early beginnings in Calgary, Canada, when we developed one of the world’s first software platforms to measure, qualify, and aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, we’ve now taken root internationally to leverage data, insights, and technology to safeguard our shared tomorrow. Radicle works with agriculture, energy, forestry, manufacturing, commercial, and financial services to enable planet-positive solutions by increasing efficiency while lowering costs and emissions. We believe that financial and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin: balance between the two is possible. Visit radiclebalance.com to learn more.