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Technology Driven Transition, Green Financing & Path to Net Zero – Your ESG Round Up

todayAugust 3, 2022


This month on the Commodity Trading Insider we are focusing on ESG by looking at some of the most popular sessions and pieces of content from Commodity Trading Week 2022, Commodity Trading Week Americas 2022 and our Online Webinar series.

Following on from all of our great sessions this year featuring ESG, here are our top take-aways:

  • Despite what goes on globally, supply and demand doesn't go away; whatever mechanism you put in place instead of the market will not be reflective of market fundamentals.
  • It's important to understand that the carbon market is divided into a few segments. It's not a global one, it's localised in different countries and regions. Europe's carbon market is quite popular, and is making more progress than the others.
  • It's currently a very nascent market, and will take 3-5 years to see scalability; it's crucial to try and set aside all concerns about investments made in previous years and whether a return on this will be seen at this early stage.

Catch up on the discussion about “What Technologies will Drive the Journey to Net Zero?”, exploring what the system requirements are to incorporate carbon footprint, how technology can help with reporting, and how trading systems can support the move towards more renewable products

We've also got an insightful conversation on Green Financing: Looking at Commodity Trading Through the Investors' Lens, with a panel discussion about how investors look at businesses, the pressures they get & pass on, ESG requirements at a European level, and whether standardisation is possible. 

Don't forget to check out all the other presentations, interviews, and discussions available on the Insider – all free to access.

If you're interested in hearing more from industry experts on all things ESG and how they're moving towards Net Zero, you won't want to miss Energy Trading Week this September! With a dedicated track focused on these topics, you'll get key insights and practical takeaways from leaders in the field.

Industry leaders grouped together for “Driving the Transition Through ESG Finance” & discussed integrating ESG into banking frameworks & the realistic rates of change, what the key drivers are of change in the financial landscape, emerging products and the structures to meet sustainability goals, and whether or not the current commodity supercycle is green

Catch up on “Trading the Transition – Maximising Opportunities in Carbon and Other ESG Linked Markets” where a panel of experts explored the global carbon markets of greatest interest, how to access them & their outlooks, the development of global methane offset markets and the implications for agri-traders, the opportunities within hydrogen markets, and secondary trading opportunities being developed from the transition; examining the markets for rare earth battery metals, silica and other crucial drivers of the transition.

In this session, “Executive Roundtable: Impact of Carbon Policy on Commodity Trading”, Ben Hillary, Marc Merrill, Randall Lack, Marty Weems & Adam Raphaely explored the impact of sustainability initiatives on commodity trading companies, combatting image issues in an increasingly climate-focused world, the impact of sustainability initiatives on investment, and ESG from a leadership perspective & creating a culture of sustainability trading.

Discover how to harmonise initiatives across departments, where ESG functions should live, and how to communicate efforts to the marketplace in this session, “From Theory to Reality: Implementing ESG Across an Organisation” featuring Mike Prokop, Elizabeth Carlson, and Anuj Chopra FNI

For quick and easy access to more ESG content, click the sessions below:

P.S. Taking place online and in-person this September we're bringing together leaders in energy trading to discuss some of the biggest themes transforming the industry this year at Energy Trading Week! Find out more and secure your place here.

We're also hosting our very first Energy Trading Week Americas online and in-person this October! Hear from leading voices in the energy trading industry, meet over 650 energy trading professionals in-person, & get best practices & valuable takeaways to enhance your own work! Find out more and register your interest here. 

Written by: Emily

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