Jacob Malthouse




About me

I work at the nexus of people, tech and planet to help make the world a better place. My career has consistently brought together stakeholders from different sectors and geographies to reshape and refine mutual approaches to big structural challenges.

At the UNEP Finance Initiative I project-managed the first global collaboration on the materiality of ESG issues to equity pricing (report here). This work, along with the Freshfields report, laid the foundations for the Principles for Responsible Investment. I ran the PRI process until the first investor meeting. I've written about it here.

While at ICANN I developed and launched the ICANN fellowships program. I left ICANN to co-found the .eco Internet domain. I and was Director and CEO of Big Room Inc, the company behind the .eco domain registry, for ten years.

After exiting from .eco, I spent two years as VP Commercialization at Foresight Accelerator, where I am now a strategic advisor. Foresight is Canada's leading cleantech ecosystem accelerator.

My work in finance, cleantech, digital technology, and consumer advocacy has been covered in major news media including Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, the BBC, Boing Boing, the CBC and Vice.

I have a degree in Geography and Economics from the University of Victoria Canada.


Outside of work I am an advocate for multi-stakeholder governance models. I helped catalyze the Save Dot Org campaign with these posts, leading to global media coverage and the eventual regulatory rejection of the proposed sale of dot-org to private equity.

I am a certified Outdoor Emergency Care technician, a skill I apply as an active duty ski patroller for the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol Association, where I serve as President.

I now live in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada with my wife and two children.