PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER - Nigel Etherington

Mr. Nigel Etherington is the Principal of Planet & Company Inc., a consultancy focused on sustainability, renewable energy and technology innovation in support of the circular economy. His mission is to accelerate companies’ development of profitable and sustainable business strategies that reduce environmental footprints and demonstrate leadership in corporate social responsibility. 

 He began his career with Ontario Hydro and furthered it in England with graduate work and technical consulting for PA Technology. In 1989, he joined McKinsey & Company, where he served Fortune 500 company senior management on a range of strategy and operations performance initiatives for seven years. His subsequent executive leadership roles have encompassed several technology based start-ups such as the Canadian launch of E*Trade’s on-line brokerage, Fidelity Investment’s Canadian mutual fund back office, and Potentia Solar, now Ontario’s largest rooftop independent power producer. Prior to Potentia Solar he was COO of Potentia Energy Services LP, which provided consulting services to commercial and institutional real-estate owners focused on energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy, including developing solar thermal, energy storage, district energy and commercial geothermal systems.

 Mr. Etherington holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a M.Sc. degree from the University of London in England. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, a member of the Canadian Solar Industries Association Board of Directors.  In 2013 Nigel was CANSIA’s President Award winner and chair of EUCI's conference 'Securing Ontario's Grid of the Future - Together' .

Please contact Nigel

e: nigel@planetandcompany.ca

c: 416-399.-7569

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