Steve MacDonald - Inventures
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Steve MacDonald

CEO

, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Steve MacDonald is CEO of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), an Alberta-based, board-governed not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow Alberta’s economy by accelerating the development and adoption of innovation technology solutions. To date, ERA has invested over $820 million in more than 220 technology projects worth $6.5 billion. Prior to taking the leadership role at ERA, Steve had an extensive career in the Alberta Public Service, serving in a range of ministries. During this time, he led major initiatives to guide and transform policy and delivery systems to improve outcomes for Albertans, including Alberta’s Social Policy Framework and province-wide economic and environmental initiatives. Steve holds the ICD.D designation and sits on the boards of the Canada West Foundation and The Natural Step. In 2018, Steve was honored to become a member of the Kainai Chieftainship.