Speaker

Jacob Handel

Director, Forest Carbon Origination

Finite Carbon

Meet Jacob:

Jacob is part of the Finite Carbon Canadian team as Director of Forest Carbon Origination. He brings over two decades of experience working in Indigenous relations and his background provides a wealth of knowledge and involvement in engaging Indigenous people in resource industries throughout North America. Jacob has supported and guided strategic direction in the environmental field, Indigenous and stakeholder engagement, strategy development, regulatory processes, and negotiation. This has included working for a leading Canadian paper and forest products manufacturing company, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous governments, industry in the resources and energy sector and nonprofits.

Jacob supports and guides the design and implementation of strategic carbon initiatives that unlock substantial value for Finite’s clients, while also meeting Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) objectives and tackling climate change.

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, supporting his enduring desire of interweaving stakeholder and Indigenous relations and the environment.

“The opportunity to work with Finite Carbon highlighting values and core principles that aligns, stakeholders, Natural Climate Solutions and forest carbon activities is highly rewarding. The natural resources sector and ways to address climate change is continuing to grow and there’s a need for forestry and forest-related products, values, and ecosystem services, and for Finite Carbon to play an important role in that equation. It is vital that stakeholder and Indigenous groups and communities are part of this growing economy – their active participation is crucial for the success and overall health of Canada and U.S.”

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