Episodes

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
Episode 8
Commodities in Asia

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 7
Commodities in Asia

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 6
Commodities in Asia

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.

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David Greely
Episode 5
Commodities 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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 4
Commodities in Asia

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 3
Commodities in Asia

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 2
Commodities in Asia

For our second installment of Commodities in Asia, we welcome Septian Hario Seto into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Seto is Deputy Minister of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs of Indonesia.

SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Seto to discuss how Indonesia is approaching its role in the energy transition as a major producer of both a commodity we need to use less of, coal, and a commodity we need a whole lot more of, nickel.

Hosted By

David Greely
Special Episode

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

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1
Commodities in Asia

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 5
The September Sessions

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 4
The September Sessions

This week, we welcome Pulitzer Prize winning author Daniel Yergin back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Daniel is Vice Chairman of S&P Global and author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.

SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Daniel to discuss the insights and perspectives captured in two of his recent reports: Inflation Reduction Act: Impact On North America Metals and Minerals Market and Shaping a Living Roadmap for Energy Transition.

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David Greely
Episode 2
The September Sessions

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.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1
The September Sessions

This week, we kick off our new series, The September Sessions, where we’ll focus on the work required to make the energy transition a reality. Our first guest is Robert Friedland, Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely welcomes Robert back into the studio to discuss the realities of what it takes to produce the minerals and metals we need to change our energy systems.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 7
Summer Playlist 2023

On the final installment of our Summer Playlist, we welcome Frances Haugen into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Frances is an advocate for accountability and transparency in social media and the author of the memoir, The Power of One: How I Found the Strength to Tell the Truth and Why I Blew the Whistle on Facebook.

SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Frances to discuss the algorithms designed to capture our attention, their flaws, and how we can incentivize change and build better social networks.

Frances’ Summer Playlist book pick: The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet by Jeff Goodell

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.