This week on our Commodities in Asia series, we welcome Ken Newcombe, Chairman & CEO at C-Quest Capital, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Ken to discuss the energy transition as lifestyle transformation, as well as the catalytic and transformative role of carbon finance in the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and across the global south.
We continue our Commodities in Asia series this week with Clara Ferreira Marques. Clara is Managing Editor for Commodities and Energy in Asia at Bloomberg News in Singapore. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Clara to discuss how China and the West are approaching the energy transition in Asia – and what’s at stake for Asian commodity markets, the energy transition, and global geopolitics.
Our Commodities in Asia series rolls on this week with Peter Zaman. Peter is a Partner at HFW in Singapore and has been practicing law in climate finance and the environmental markets since 2004. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Peter to discuss what’s been happening in the carbon markets this year, how it’s been affecting countries and companies in Asia, and the change in mindset that we all need to find the path forward.
For this week’s installment of Commodities in Asia, we welcome into the studio Nancy Seah, CEO of Abaxx Exchange. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Nancy to discuss the insights from her more than 25-year career in commodity risk management in Asia.
We continue exploring Commodities in Asia this week with He Yiyong, Founder & CEO of LNG Easy. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely welcomes He Yiyong into the studio to discuss the growing retail LNG markets of Asia – and how they differ from the natural gas markets of the U.S. and Europe.
This week on our Commodities in Asia series, we welcome Lee Howell, Executive Director at the Villars Institute, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Lee to discuss the shifting tides in international affairs and the new geopolitical realities that are being created by the energy transition – and Asia’s place in it.
We continue our Commodities in Asia series this week with Sunil Kashyap, Director at FinMet Pte Ltd. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Sunil to discuss gold, nickel, and managing risk in a world where physical commodities markets are increasingly centered in Asia, while the commodities futures markets are in the United States and Europe.
We present a special mid-week episode of SmarterMarkets™, bringing you exclusive interviews from the IETA North America Climate Summit.
At this September’s Climate Week in New York City, we partnered with IETA to interview a wide-range of carbon market participants. During this pivotal year in carbon markets, we wanted to discuss their perspectives on where we are and what we need to do next to harness the power of markets to make net-zero possible.
SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sat down with these guests to talk about how carbon markets support their strategy for climate action; how this year’s challenges to operationalize the Article 6 markets, as well as this year’s challenges to the reputation and growth of the voluntary carbon markets, are affecting their strategies; and what they see as the most important ideas being discussed at the Climate Summit this year.
We’ve compiled a selection of those interviews into this special episode of SmarterMarkets™. If you would like to listen to the full interviews for each guest, they are available on the SmarterMarkets™ Presents media portal.
Our guests in order of appearance in this episode are:
Ingo Puhl, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Southeast Asia at South Pole
Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner & CEO at Resilient and Chair of the Board of Directors at IETA
Svenja Telle, Director of Origination at Base Carbon
Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo, Technical Director, Markets and Standards at VCMI
Melissa Lindsay, Founder & CEO at Emsurge & Emstream
Juan Durán, Executive Director at EcoRegistry
Dinesh Babu, Executive Director at Climate Action Data Trust
Nick Osborne, GM, Global Environmental Products at Shell Energy
Lars Kvale, VP of Market Solutions at Chia Network
Lars Kroijer, Founder & Managing Director at Allied Offsets
Max DuBuisson, VP of Sustainability Policy & Engagement at Indigo Ag
Goulnara Aguiar, CEO & Founder of Ormex Standard
Dominique Strasdin, Head of Business Development at Vertree
Rick Saines, Managing Director at Pollination
Matt Beckwith, Sr. Advisor at Varda Ag
Leslie Durschinger, Founder, CEO, & CIO at Terra Global Capital
Mark Downes, Communications Director at IETA
David Antonioli, Independent Advisor & Former CEO at Verra
This week, we kick off our new series, Commodities in Asia. In this series, we’ll be exploring the current state and the future ambitions of the commodities markets in Asia. Across energy, metals, agriculture, and carbon, we’ll be talking with the leading voices of the Asian commodity markets to help us better understand how we can work together to build the next generation of truly global smarter markets.
We kick off our series with Amreeta Eng, Executive Director at Enterprise Singapore. Enterprise Singapore is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade & Industry that champions enterprise development by partnering with companies and industry to build capabilities, innovate and internationalize, and by supporting the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and start-ups.
SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Amreeta to discuss how Singapore has become a center for commodities trading and the broader commodities industry.
For the final episode of our September Sessions, we welcome Evy Hambro into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Evy is Managing Director and Global Head of Thematic and Sector Based Investing, Fundamental Equity at BlackRock.
SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Evy to discuss how to put investment capital to work by investing in companies that are providing the materials we need to support the energy transition at scale, and how to find those companies that are best positioned to profit from the changing energy landscape as we move from brown to green.
This week on The September Sessions, we welcome Dirk Forrister into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Dirk is the President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Dirk to discuss how IETA and its members are viewing the world’s evolving carbon markets and net zero landscape on the eve of their North America Climate Summit this week in New York City.
On this week’s installment of our Summer Playlist, we welcome Helima Croft back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Helima is Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Helima to discuss the geopolitics and current state of play in the global commodities markets.
Helima’s Summer Playlist reading picks:
This week on our Summer Playlist, we welcome Samantha Dart back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Samantha is Head of Natural Gas Research at Goldman Sachs. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Samantha to talk about the state of natural gas markets in the aftermath of last year’s European energy crisis and to discuss where the industrial demand for natural gas in Europe has gone.
Samantha’s Summer Playlist book pick: Silo Book Series by Hugh Howey
We continue our Summer Playlist this week with Susan Sakmar, Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Center and the author of Energy for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Susan to discuss where the LNG market and industry is now following the tumultuous events of last year.
Susan’s Summer Playlist reading list: