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Smarter Markets brings you the entrepreneurs, icons, and executives of commodities, capital markets, and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them. Our weekly episodes explore how technology can be leveraged to redesign and improve markets to meet society’s biggest challenges, including climate change and the energy transition.

Smarter Markets brings you the entrepreneurs, icons, and executives of commodities, capital markets, and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them. Our weekly episodes explore how technology can be leveraged to redesign and improve markets to meet society’s biggest challenges, including climate change and the energy transition.

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United States

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Smarter Markets brings you the entrepreneurs, icons, and executives of commodities, capital markets, and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them. Our weekly episodes explore how technology can be leveraged to redesign and improve markets to meet society’s biggest challenges, including climate change and the energy transition.

Language:

English


Episodes

Summer Playlist Episode 1 | Jeff Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs

7/2/2022
Summer travel is here this holiday weekend! Join us as Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs’ Global Head of Commodities Research, and host David Greely go around the world in just under an hour. Originally meeting at the University of Chicago in 1992, they worked together in the 2000s through the “revenge of the old economy” commodities bull market. Today, we’re bringing them back together to discuss what’s different this time and what remains the same. In the first track of our SmarterMarkets™️...

Duration:00:51:48

Systems at Risk Episode 7 | Ryan Ingram, Chief Risk Officer, Abaxx Exchange

6/25/2022
After exploring algorithms, data and models, host David Greely takes a deep dive into the human element of optimizing risk management with Chief Risk Officer at Abaxx Exchange, Ryan Ingram. Join us for an episode dialed in on chronic issues facing risk managers in today's commodities and energy markets along with an optimistic take on what’s gone right after an unprecedented two years containing a global pandemic, extreme price volatility and war.

Duration:00:40:53

Systems at Risk Episode 6 | Andy Home, Senior Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters

6/18/2022
We're thrilled to be joined by Thomson Reuters Senior Columnist, Andy Home, for a pulse check on current metals markets. In this episode, he and David Greely explore the readiness of these markets for the supply challenge of decarbonization and how the European power crisis has impacted their preparedness for the energy transition. Join them to uncover what's needed to prepare and optimize our critical minerals markets for a demanding road ahead.

Duration:00:40:10

Systems at Risk Episode 5 | Carrie Jaquith, Global Head of Digital Product, Abaxx Technologies

6/11/2022
The role of risk managers is rapidly expanding, requiring the need for integration across organizations and deeper relationships between risk, data and digital product teams. Pursuing net zero targets, participation in new markets such as carbon and LNG, and digital transformation all generate new opportunities for risk — despite the great opportunities they present. Today, we sat down with Global Head of Digital Product at Abaxx Technologies, Carrie Jaquith, to explore how risk teams can...

Duration:00:50:37

Systems at Risk Episode 4 | Mike Prokop, Director of Digital Transformation & Sustainability, The Alliance Risk Group

6/4/2022
David Greely sits down with Mike Prokop, Director of Sustainability & Digital Transformation at The Alliance Risk Group, to learn how Prokop’s 30+ years in energy markets and risk management shape his view of the maturing LNG market and how the emerging operational and reputation risks presented by climate change and net zero pledges inform his work with Alliance.

Duration:00:42:47

Systems at Risk Episode 3 | Craig Pirrong, Professor of Finance and Director, Global Energy Management Institute, Bauer College of Business University of Houston

5/28/2022
This morning we’re driving to the intersection of energy, commodities and risk with University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business Professor, Craig Pirrong. Pirrong's extensive research focuses on the economics of commodity markets, the relation between market fundamentals and commodity price dynamics — and the implications of this relation for the pricing of commodity derivatives. If you're interested in hearing two economists discuss Wednesday's CFTC roundtable discussion on the...

Duration:00:22:27

Systems at Risk Episode 2 | Bob Anderson, Executive Director, Committee of Chief Risk Officers

5/21/2022
Bob Anderson, Executive Director of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers, joins us to share his perspectives on improving risk management for today’s energy markets. We’ll discuss what’s on the CCRO’s agenda: from the need for better tools and techniques to value LNG, to managing liquidity pressures from margin calls, to building stronger and more collaborative relationships with FCMs and other members of the market ecosystem.

Duration:00:40:09

Systems at Risk Episode 1 | Walt Lukken, President and CEO, Futures Industry Association

5/14/2022
Between the FTX Congressional Hearing and FIA’s upcoming Commodities Forum, President and CEO of the Futures Industry Association, Walt Lukken, made time to sit down with David Greely to kick off SmarterMarkets newest series: Systems at Risk. In this episode, Lukken and Greely dig into FIA’s “Modernizing the Listed Derivatives Workflow: A Blueprint for Change" and the challenges of achieving industry-wide improvements to the trading and clearing processes while balancing risk and security...

Duration:00:29:14

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 14 | Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director + Head of Sustainable Finance, IIF and Governing Board Member, ICVCM

5/7/2022
On our final episode of Demystifying the Carbon Markets, host David Greely sits down with Governing Board Member of the ICVCM and Managing Director + Head of Sustainable Finance at IIF, Sonja Gibbs, to explore the ongoing efforts in establishing core carbon principles and benchmark standards to scale integrity and governance in the voluntary carbon markets in time to meet the necessary requirements of urgent climate action.

Duration:00:35:51

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 13 | Maryam Ayati, Co-Founder Watr Blockchain Protocol

4/30/2022
This morning, SmarterMarkets host, David Greely, sits down with tradfi turned defi commodities expert, Maryam Ayati, to explore the role of blockchain and decentralized finance in the carbon markets. Join us as we identify technological opportunities and tools available to make carbon markets more transparent, less prone to error, faster, and more efficient to solve for net zero with integrity.

Duration:00:43:09

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 12 | Barbara Baarsma, CEO, Rabo Carbon Bank, Rabobank

4/23/2022
Increased temperatures resulting from global warming pose a massive threat to the global agricultural system. If that alone wasn’t enough to tackle — our population is growing resulting in a need for increased food production with decreased environmental impact. Enter carbon farming. Today, host David Greely connects with the CEO of Rabobank’s Carbon Bank, Barbara Baarsma, to understand where carbon markets impact and aid regenerative farming to support sustainable food systems and the...

Duration:00:35:09

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 11 | Corinne Boone, Group Head, Americas, Air Carbon

4/16/2022
This week, Dave Greely explores carbon as a commodity with carbon market architect and climate finance pioneer, Corinne Boone. As the Group Head of the Americas for AirCarbon, Corinne is a key player in building smarter market infrastructure to achieve climate targets inclusive of blockchain-backed carbon credits.

Duration:00:35:31

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 10 | Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair Shell Canada

4/9/2022
How do carbon markets work for end user? How can carbon credits work in tandem with emissions reduction and carbon removal technologies to achieve net-zero? This Saturday on SmarterMarkets, Dave Greely sits down with the Country Chair and GM of Renewables and Energy of Shell Canada, Susannah Pierce, to explore how corporate netzero pledges are turned into corporate climate action.

Duration:00:26:36

Highlights and Takeaways of 2022 Wall Street Green Summit | Peter Fusaro

4/2/2022
David Greely and Peter Fusaro connect for a special episode of Smarter Markets highlighting trends and takeaways from the 21st annual Wall Street Green Summit and the role of capital (and carbon) markets in solving climate change.

Duration:00:33:50

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 8 | Norman Wray, Former Governor Galapagos Islands

3/26/2022
How can we quantify the impacts of carbon emissions on a region like the Galapagos islands and what steps can be taken to offset these emissions? Norman Wray, former president of the governing council of the Galapagos Islands joins us this week to discuss the implications of tourism and its carbon footprint on one of the most pristine nature preserves in the world. And how we can study these effects to understand our impact on ecosystems around the globe.

Duration:00:50:32

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 7 | David Antonioli, CEO Verra

3/19/2022
How do carbon projects turn into carbon credits, and how are those credits verified to ensure they are permanent, additional, measurable and real? David Antonioli, CEO of Verra, joins David Greely in the Smarter Markets studio this week as we continue to explore the ins and outs of carbon markets — from the architects and practitioners who know them best.

Duration:00:37:38

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 6 | Neil McDougall Chairman, DelAgua Group

3/12/2022
A lack of understanding of carbon projects, their efficacy and reporting methods has contributed greatly to what we've dubbed 'carbon confusion' for ESG minded investors and corporations — specifically concerning the generation and verification of carbon credits. Neil McDougall, Chairman of DelAgua Group, shares a Saturday morning with David Greely to explore carbon markets through the lens of project design and development.

Duration:00:33:08

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 5 | David Shukman, Journalist and Former Science Editor, BBC

3/5/2022
David Shukman, Journalist and Former Science Editor of BBC, takes David Greely to the front lines of the climate crisis to illustrate the imminent need for effective carbon markets. Join us as he shares insight from over three decades of climate coverage at BBC — with a focus on the power of human ingenuity.

Duration:00:35:16

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 4 | Peter Zaman, Partner HFW, Singapore

2/26/2022
Peter Zaman, Partner at HFW, Singapore, sits down with David Greely for a deep dive into Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, how it allowed for more ambitious NDCs and the role of carbon markets in helping nations achieve those increased targets.

Duration:00:48:58

Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 3 | Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford

2/19/2022
The net-zero commitments made by corporations and large institutions are foundational to the development of the voluntary carbon markets. Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, joins us to discuss the role of the voluntary carbon markets, what they need to succeed, and how to get net-zero right.

Duration:00:38:01