EO Blog

Canadian to head world’s leading Responsible Natural Gas Certification Body

September 18, 2023

Calgary - Equitable Origin’s Board of Directors announced today at the World Petroleum Congress that it has appointed Canadian climate innovation champion Jason Switzer as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Equitable Origin advances market-based mechanisms to incent leadership in responsible energy development, and to support Indigenous rights.

Equitable Origin’s CEFO Indígena Program Awarded “Connecting the Unconnected” Grant by Internet Society Foundation.

Quito, June 14, 2023 – Equitable Origin, through the CEFO Indígena program, is pleased to announce the receipt of the "Connecting the Unconnected" grant by the Internet Society Foundation (ISOC). The grant aims to expand internet access and promote digital equity in the Nangaritza region, benefiting the Indigenous Shuar Federation of Zamora Chinchipe (FEPNASH-ZCh). Equitable Origin will work in close collaboration with the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE) in order to implement the activities relevant to this grant.

Equitable Origin Welcomes New Board Members

Equitable Origin is pleased to announce that two new members joined our Board of Directors last year. Coming from civil society and business, the new members bring decades of experience and leadership in human rights; socially responsible investment; energy markets; and sustainable development to our organization.

We’re Hiring! Operations Manager

Come and join a ground-breaking, passionate team of change makers at Equitable Origin. Our vision is a just energy transition where energy and natural resource development is carried out responsibly and creates benefits for all stakeholders.


Reporting to the CEO, the Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of EO’s administrative, human resources, technology and financial operations.

Supporting UNESCO Indigenous community radio workshops in Mexico

Within the collaboration between UNESCO, RITA and Equitable Origin, the “Diagnostic Workshop for Indigenous and Community Media in the South Zone” was held in March. The objective of this workshop was to learn about the four fundamental thematic axes for the sustainability of a community media: Legal Certainty, Financial Certainty, Technical Certainty and Institutional Certainty.