Greg Jackson: Octopus Energy founder on being cut off and tackling the energy crisis
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Greg Jackson is the founder and chief executive of Octopus Energy, one of the UK's fastest-growing energy companies. Before building Octopus, which is now valued at more than a billion pounds, Greg enjoyed a hugely successful career in the world of digital start-ups as both an investor and manager. He's also been a member of Greenpeace since the age of 16, and is well known for believing passionately in the benefits of a good work-life balance both for himself and his staff.

 

Greg talks to Gabby about the current energy and cost-of-living crises, why he is investing in renewables, and how having the family home cut off as a youngster has inspired him in his working life. 

 

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This episode was recorded in March 2022 and is also available as a vodcast on the interactive investor YouTube channel.

 

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