Doug Akerson, Principal

Mr. Akerson has over fifteen years of energy risk management experience having worked in New York, Washington and Houston. He has advised multinational oil, gas, mining and power companies and transacted alternative risk solutions on their behalf. His familiarity with existing and emerging environmental restrictions coupled with new renewable energy technologies and markets provides fresh perspectives for businesses faced with unknown regulatory and competitive uncertainties. In particular, Mr. Akerson offers management and consulting guidance focused on among others, project feasibility; strategic development; economic analysis; and environmental due diligence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Carbon Finance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Captive & Finite Structures
  • Alternative Risk Transfer
  • Renewable Energy Development
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Air & Water Permitting


Previous experience included Aon Corporation where Mr. Akerson was a Director in their Capital Markets and Natural Resources Groups having concentrated on alternative risk transfer placements involving single and multiple commodity price risks along with the promulgation of new insurances addressing climate change. Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services (AEGIS), the energy industry mutual, where for much of the 1990s Mr. Akerson was responsible for business development. American International Group (AIG) due diligence and commercial insurance underwriting. Trenwick Reinsurance Company in the position of accountant.

In addition to Mr. Akerson’s work with Global Change Associates, he is the President of CQuest Ltd., an agricultural bio-renewable energy company providing registration and verification services of greenhouse emission reductions.


Mr. Akerson has spoken widely on the subject of enterprise risk management and carbon finance and recently wrote on the Emerging Energy, Agricultural & Environmental Markets which is to appear in the forthcoming book titled Green Trading.


M.S. Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
B.A. Finance / Marketing, Rider College