Alastair Handley


Clean-tech innovator, environmental market pioneer, and temporarily landlocked surfer.

Alastair’s personal mission is to help governments implement environmental market frameworks that stimulate green innovation and employment opportunities. Once successful in this, we can all expect to see (and benefit from) lasting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Lofty goals, but then again, he’s already racked up some pretty impressive achievements.

Over his career, Alastair has become an uncontested leader in the worldwide environmental markets space. He designed and developed one of the world’s first software platforms for aggregating and quantifying large-scale emission reductions in Alberta in 2008. From there he founded multiple businesses. Their success proves that emission reduction markets can simultaneously build wealth, generate jobs, create export opportunities, and protect the environment for future generations.

Environmental foresight is the foundation on which Alastair builds companies. This former teen paper route tycoon leveraged his geographic information systems and software design experience to generate $40 million dollars in documented carbon credits for Alberta farmers in a single decade. At the same time saving emitters $30 million and creating an excess of another $30 million in company equity for what would go on to become BMO Radicle.

  • World Bank Group Advisor on the Paris Agreement
  • United Nations Climate Change Conference speaker, Spain, 2019
  • Energy Disruptors, Food Security Moderator, Canada, 2019
  • SPARK: From Global to Local – Lessons Learned from Carbon Positive Policies and Programs, Canada, 2019

QUOTE: “There is no time for pessimism when it comes to climate change. Let’s transform our reality.”

Help the planet. Become sustainable.