What are SmarterMarkets?
They leverage technology to create markets that are more liquid, transparent, and secure, with lower transactions costs and fewer barriers to entry. Markets that empower individuals to improve their own lives and help us address the biggest challenges that we face as a society — including climate change and the energy transition.
How do we build SmarterMarkets? We’re starting with our weekly podcast exploring how both markets and technology can be redesigned to better serve market participants and society as a whole.
The podcast, presented by Abaxx Technologies, brings together 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.
Financing the Energy Transition Episode 5 | Adam Bornstein, Lead, Innovative Finance & System Change, Danish Red Cross
This week, we welcome Adam Bornstein into the SmarterMarkets™ studio as we continue our Financing the Energy Transition series. Adam is the Lead of Innovative Finance & System Change at the Danish Red Cross. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Adam to discuss how ESG, impact investing, and carbon finance can be put to work to fund humanitarian relief and resilience to a changing climate.
Financing the Energy Transition Episode 4 | John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group, Goldman Sachs
We continue our Financing the Energy Transition series by welcoming John Goldstein back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. John is Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with John to discuss how ESG and impact investing has evolved over the past two years and where we need to be doing the hard work right now to finance the energy transition.
Financing the Energy Transition Episode 3 | Don Casturo, Founding Partner & CIO and Matt Schwab, Head of Investor Solutions at Quantix Commodities
This week, we welcome Don Casturo and Matt Schwab of Quantix Commodities into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Don is Founding Partner & CIO and Matt is Head of Investor Solutions at Quantix. Don and Matt sit down with SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely to discuss the role of commodity futures indices in financing the energy transition.
Financing the Energy Transition Episode 2 | Nikita Singhal, Managing Director and Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG, Lazard Asset Management
We continue our Financing the Energy Transition series with Nikita Singhal, Managing Director and Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG at Lazard Asset Management. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Nikita to discuss her approach to ESG investing and building investment strategies in public equities.
Financing the Energy Transition Episode 1 | Nat Bullard, Senior Contributor, BloombergNEF and Venture Partner, Voyager Ventures
We kick off our new series, Financing the Energy Transition, with Nat Bullard, Senior Contributor at BloombergNEF and a Venture Partner at Voyager Ventures. Nat writes weekly for Bloomberg Green on energy, transport, technology, climate, and finance. We start our new series by exploring with Nat the size of the investment that’s happening in the energy transition, where it’s coming from, and where it’s going to.
Winter is Coming Episode 9 | Greg Sharenow, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Commodities and Real Assets, PIMCO
This week, we welcome Greg Sharenow into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Greg is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Commodities and Real Assets at PIMCO. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Greg to discuss the European energy crisis, commodity markets, inflation, and what it all means for investors.
It’s obvious David puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear are still mind-blowing every. single. time.
Most thorough market analysis
Brilliant series addressing the short term and long term energy strategies as a consequence of geopolitical inaction & incompetencies..
Great questions to great guests with solid honest answers!
Best carbon markets podcast!
I’ve so enjoyed the entire series about carbon markets - this is one of the best podcasts out there on the topic. You will learn so much from different perspectives and the conversations go deep. I highly recommend it! David Greenly is a great host and knows how to ask the right questions and listen intently to his interviewee.