Alison Cretney

Managing Director, Energy Futures Lab

Alison Cretney is Managing Director of the Energy Futures Lab, a collaborative coalition of innovators and organizations working to accelerate Canada’s energy transition and develop solutions for a low-emission and socially equitable energy future. This includes supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs, energy companies, stakeholders and Rights holders in generating opportunities to identify, test and scale new initiatives and collaborations. 

Working at the cross-section of energy and environment for over two decades, Alison is known for forging collaborative solutions to some of our biggest challenges – whether as professional engineer, sustainability advisor, or social innovator. She is passionate about transforming fragmented and polarized conversations into actionable solutions. Her expertise includes integrating sustainability issues and systems thinking into decision-making and design, analyzing emerging sustainable business opportunities, climate strategy and carbon management, and innovation lab approaches.

Alison has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. 

Speaker Sessions

The Power of Net-Zero Policy: Creating the conditions for system-wide success

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alison Cretney Managing Director, Energy Futures Lab
Michael Bernstein Executive Director, Clean Prosperity
Dale Beugin Executive Vice President, Canadian Climate Institute
Rachel Guthrie Vice-President, ESG Integration, Export Development Canada
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