Not just a weekly podcast. Access our webinars, roundtables and digital events via our SmarterMarkets™ Presents portal.

SmarterMarkets™ has expanded from only-on-Saturdays into the events circuit. We’re looking forward to bringing our market-based mindset and conversational format to a conference (and digital stage) near you.

Scenes from the IETA North America Climate Summit 2023

SmarterMarkets™ Presents brings 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.

Watch and listen to the full interviews here.

Commodities, Carbon, and Critical Infrastructure: A Tribute to Jeff Currie

Commodities, Carbon, and Critical Infrastructure: A Tribute to Jeff Currie 🌍

In light of Jeff Currie’s monumental retirement announcement, we dive deep into a highlight reel that captures the wisdom of Goldman Sachs’ Former Global Head of Commodities Research. Over multiple appearances on the SmarterMarkets™ podcast, Currie shared insights that reshaped our understanding of commodities, the energy transition, and the future of our world.

💬 Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

  • The significance of reducing costs in commodity trading.
  • Balancing the challenges of the old carbon economy with the burgeoning green one.
  • The unparalleled importance of copper in the quest to decarbonize.
  • Addressing climate change through effective market design and carbon pricing.
  • The interconnected nature of our food and energy crisis.
  • Policy interventions required for a sustainable future.

Currie’s perspectives echo the ethos of SmarterMarkets™ — a clarion call to harness market-driven solutions to tackle global challenges. Dive into this video and immerse yourself in Currie’s insights, wisdom, and roadmap across his appearances on the podcast.

🔗 Explore more of Jeff Currie’s rich discussions on SmarterMarkets™:

Live from the Financial Times Global Commodities Summit

A Deep Dive Into Commodity Super Cycles with Jeff Currie

SmarterMarkets™ is back with another insightful conversation between our host, David Greely, and Jeff Currie, the Global Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs, coming to you live from the Financial Times Global Commodities Summit.

Jeff shares his insights into the changing nature of commodity markets, the growing importance of green technologies, and the challenges and opportunities facing investors in today’s economy. With 27 years of experience in the industry, Jeff Currie is one of the leading thought leaders in the commodity space. Discover his take on the current state of the market, the role of clean energy, and the potential impact of the green transition on the commodity super cycle.

Helima Croft Unpacks Global Commodities Amid Geopolitical Crises

In this exclusive interview, SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely delves into a riveting conversation with Helima Croft, the Managing Director and Head of Global Commodity Strategy and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Research at RBC Capital Markets. They discuss crucial topics impacting the commodity markets in today’s complex geopolitical landscape. Helima shares her perspective on under-appreciated risks, the Iranian nuclear program, Russian oil flows, and the need for clear regulatory messaging from governments. Together, they explore Europe’s energy security and the consequences of potentially not having Russian gas supplies in the long term, and they navigate the challenges and opportunities faced by the commodity markets during unprecedented global crises.

Five Minutes on Carbon Markets with Vitol’s Michael Curran

SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Michael Curran, Vitol’s Head of Emissions Trading. In a fast five minutes, David runs us through the latest on carbon markets, as Michael shares insights on the shift in focus from carbon as a peripheral issue to a main conference topic; current challenges and opportunities in voluntary carbon markets; ensuring Africa benefits from the energy transition instead of being hindered by it; and innovative financing structures and risk management for carbon projects.

In Collaboration With WIMAR SG: Carbon Markets and the Net Zero Future

WIMAR SG, in association with the Singapore Exchange and moderated by SmarterMarkets Host, David Greely, invited leading carbon market practitioners from governmental organizations and natural resource industries to share their expertise on the opportunities and challenges present in policy, technology, finance and market structure to power the VCM’s impact on global emissions reduction.

Opening Remarks: Amreeta Eng, Enterprise Singapore

Amreeta Eng, Executive Director Trade of Enterprise Singapore, opened the event highlighting Singapore’s role in the global challenge to fight climate change. Eng shared Singapore’s vision of being the primary destination in Asia for carbon services expertise and the trusted regional marketplace for carbon credits.

Panel Discussion: Voluntary Carbon Markets in the Road to Net Zero

David Greely sits down with BP’s Sue Helen Nieto, Trafigura’s Hannah Hauman and Anne Casamento of Anglo American to explore the practical reality of how companies are (or are not) using the voluntary carbon markets to help meet their net zero goals. The conversation also examines the opportunities and challenges of both the natural resource and mining industries in decarbonization and making a career transition into carbon services.

Panel Discussion: Using Law, Finance and Technology to Scale Voluntary Carbon Markets

Macquarie’s Leah Wieczorek-Bauer, HFW’s Peter Zaman, Tom Enger of Climate Impact X and Founder of Watr Protocol, Maryam Ayati, sit down with David Greely to discuss the current state of the voluntary carbon market across law, finance, and technology. The conversation explores what each of these fields need from each other and current frustrations present across their interdependencies. The panel closes by highlighting expanding career opportunities in carbon solutions and insights on how to take advantage of them.

A Conversation with HFW: The Energy Transition and the Role of Carbon Pricing and ESG Tools

In a recent panel discussion hosted by former guest and HFW Partner, Peter Zaman, David Greely joins Singapore Exchange’s Herry Cho along with Anthony Hobley of the World Economic Forum, expanding on a theme David has brought to his recent series: Winter is Coming. The panel discusses whether we have the metals, investing tools, and political will required for the widespread electrification powered by low-carbon renewables envisioned in current net-zero plans or do we need to develop a ‘Plan B’ for the energy transition.

If you’re interested in partnering with SmarterMarkets™ for an upcoming event, please complete our Contact Form and our production team will be in touch.

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.