Episodes

Episode 6
Carbon Frontiers 2024

On this week’s installment of Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Tim McDonnell, Climate & Energy Editor at Semafor, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. David Greely sits down with Tim to discuss some of the big stories he’s following in 2024 – and how media can better influence and cover how companies and governments are moving forward toward net-zero.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 5
Carbon Frontiers 2024

We continue Carbon Frontiers 2024 this week with Matt Atwood, Co-Founder & CEO at Aircapture. David Greely sits down with Matt to discuss how they’re developing their air capture technology into an effective and scalable solution by commercializing atmospheric CO2.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 4
Carbon Frontiers 2024

This week on Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Talal Debs, Founder & CEO of Zefiro Methane Corp., into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Talal to discuss Zefiro’s work to stop methane emissions by plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S. – and how they use carbon markets to finance it.

Hosted By

David Greely
Special Episode

We present a special mid-week episode of SmarterMarkets™, bringing you exclusive interviews from FIA Boca 2024.

During this March’s FIA Boca conference in Boca Raton, Florida, we partnered with the FIA to interview a wide-range of futures industry participants. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sat down with these guests to ask them how they see their role in the markets and to hear their views on the important developments and big issues being discussed at Boca this year. David also asked them about what they see as the big challenges and opportunities for the futures industry – and what we need to be doing to meet those challenges and seize those opportunities.

We’ve compiled a selection of those interviews into this special episode of SmarterMarkets™. The full interviews for each guest are available on the SmarterMarkets™ Presents media portal.

Our guests in order of appearance in this episode are:

Walt Lukken, President & CEO, FIA
Sergey Nazarov, Co-Founder, Chainlink
Przemek Koralewski, Global Head of Market Development, Fastmarkets
Maureen Downs, Co-Founder & CFO, Connamara Technologies
Yuval Rooz, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Asset
Anthony Crudele, Host of Futures Radio Show
William L’Heveder, Chief Growth Officer, BMLL Technologies
Joe Raia, Chief Commercial Officer, Abaxx Exchange and Clearinghouse

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 3
Carbon Frontiers 2024

On our third installment of Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Enric Arderiu, Global Head of Environmental Products at Mercuria, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Enric to discuss the range of ways in which market participants – in both the voluntary and compliance markets – are learning from past mistakes and adapting to the realities of the present to develop the carbon markets of the future.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1
Carbon Frontiers 2024

This week, we kick off our new series, Carbon Frontiers 2024. Throughout this series, we’ll be talking with the market practitioners who’ve kept the carbon markets and decarbonization efforts moving forward to better understand how they’re learning from the mistakes of the past, adapting to the realities of the present, and developing the markets, technologies, and strategies for a net-zero future.

We begin our series with Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Director of VNV Advisory Services. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Sandeep to discuss the impact of the intense media criticism last year on carbon emissions projects and how he’s working to continue to use carbon financing to fund and develop carbon mitigation and adaptation projects.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 10
Setting Course

We close out our Setting Course series this week with Carrie Jaquith, Global Head of Digital Product at Abaxx Technologies. David Greely sits down with Carrie to discuss the course we’ll likely take in integrating AI and large language models into our daily lives – and the gaps that will need to be bridged between us humans and our new technology.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 9
Setting Course

This week on Setting Course, we welcome back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio Oystein Kalleklev, CEO of Flex LNG & Avance Gas. David Greely sits down with Oystein to discuss how the LNG and shipping industry is navigating the post-European energy crisis world and the new crisis in the Red Sea.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 8
Setting Course

On this week’s installment of Setting Course, we welcome Former Senior CIA Official Rob Dannenberg back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. David Greely sits down with Rob to discuss the state of play in the geopolitical environment, the increasing role being played by disruptors, and what it means in a year of big elections around the world.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 7
Setting Course

We continue our Setting Course series this week with Peter Fusaro, Founder of the Wall Street Green Summit and Managing Director of ClimateTech at Weild & Co. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely welcomes Peter back into the studio to discuss what’s been happening in ESG investing and carbon markets – and looking forward to the conversations happening at the 23rd annual Wall Street Green Summit.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 5
Setting Course

On this week’s installment of our Setting Course series, we welcome Andrea Hotter, Special Correspondent at Fastmarkets, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Andrea to discuss what’s been happening in the metals markets that are critical to the energy transition including the nickel, copper, and lithium markets – as well as the increasing influence of geopolitics.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 4
Setting Course

This week on Setting Course, we welcome Bob Elliott, CEO & CIO at Unlimited, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Bob to discuss the macro outlook for the economy and markets – and making institutional investment strategies accessible to the individual investor.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 2
Setting Course

For the second installment of our Setting Course series, we welcome Dan Basse, Founder and President of AgResource Company, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Dan to discuss what’s happening in the agricultural and grains markets – and to what extent climate change and decarbonization are creating an agricultural transition alongside the energy transition.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1
Setting Course

We kick off the new year with our new series, Setting Course, in which our guests will help orient us on what they see coming – and where we’ll be going in the new year.

For the first installment of Setting Course, we welcome back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio Jeff Currie, Partner Alumnus, Goldman Sachs. Host David Greely sits down with Jeff to discuss his views on the big picture in commodities markets – and where he sees the opportunities and the challenges in the year ahead.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1 + 2
Holiday Special 2023

We close out the year with our two-part Holiday Special. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely is joined by Josh Crumb, Founder & CEO of Abaxx Technologies, along with colleagues Dan McElduff, Joe Raia, and Ian Forester. Together, they discuss where they are now – and what’s next – on their mission to create the market infrastructure and financial technology needed to build Smarter Markets.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 10
Commodities in Asia

We wrap up our Commodities in Asia series this week with Svenja Telle, Director of Origination at Base Carbon. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Svenja to discuss her recent experiences visiting an agroforestry project in India and COP28 in Dubai, as well as the contributions of local communities, carbon markets, and global policy makers to making meaningful progress towards a more sustainable world.

Learn more about the agroforestry project in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. Project partner: VNV Advisory.

Photos from Svenja’s visit to the project:

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 9
Commodities in Asia

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.

Hosted By

David Greely

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.