Will Stewart Joins Imperative Global as Chairman of the Board

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imperative Global Group, Inc., a market-leading carbon offset project developer and operator, announced today that Will Stewart, current Board Member, Investor, and former Executive Chairman of Xpansiv, has joined the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

Stewart has been a board member of dozens of global private and public companies over the span of his 30-year professional technology and finance career, including numerous high-profile ESG companies. He brings an abundance of global tech, ESG, corporate growth, planning, and financial experience to Imperative.

Stewart will assist in driving the capital and corporate strategy, governance, and collaboration opportunities, assist in raising and structuring of capital and advise on technology. “We are delighted to formally welcome Will to the Board,” said Imperative CEO, Scobie Mackay. “Will’s depth of expertise, connectedness, perspective on the global markets, and vision will be key in enabling us to reach our ambitious growth targets. In addition, Will’s experience in, and commitment to, corporate governance will ensure that we can achieve those growth targets in a disciplined and efficient manner.”

“Since meeting Scobie years ago in his role as a board observer at Xpansiv, I’ve been impressed with his vision and tenacity,” said Stewart. “Given my years of experience, I am personally convinced the carbon markets will only fulfill their promise if we can collectively meet the challenge of delivering large volumes of high-quality carbon credits. Imperative’s approach of tech-enabled, large-scale boots-on-the-ground global project development is a differentiated and a necessary approach to achieving quality and scale.”

Stewart has been an early investor in ESG, initiating his investment and board involvement with Xpansiv in 2017, and is either a Board Member or Board Advisor today to numerous ESG companies. Stewart started his career in Tokyo as an executive at NEC Corporation after which he founded Asia Pacific Ventures (APV), an international business development and early-stage technology venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. APV has since invested in and assisted over 350 early stage and growth technology companies in the U.S., Japan, Asia, and Europe. APV has secured over $10B in growth capital, equity, debt, licensing, and joint venture investments over the past 30 years.

Stewart has a BA in Economics from St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH and MBA in Finance from Suffolk University, Boston, MA. In addition, Stewart was the Managing Director of Rogers Venture Partners, Toronto, Canada and Venture Partner at CSV Capital Partners, Shanghai, China.

About Imperative Global Group, Inc.

Imperative Global’s mission is to design, develop, own, and operate, at scale, the best carbon offset and environmental asset projects in the world and to optimize those projects using technology. The company is committed to driving a Just Climate Transition by addressing overlooked communities in emerging markets and Least Developed Countries (LDC). We believe that environmental markets have become increasingly fundamental to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. In order to deliver on the potential of these markets, large-scale, high-quality project development capabilities will be critical. Imperative aims to deliver projects of sector-defining quality with maximum sustainable development benefits.