Integrity Council launches global benchmark for carbon credits

Amy Bann, senior vice-president for supply and ecosystem at Xpansiv, a global marketplace for environmental commodities, said that the CCPs are “an important effort to bring greater clarity and standardisation to the voluntary carbon markets”. When asked what challenges remain for the VCM, Bann said that there are “macroeconomic headwinds beyond carbon markets that are … Continued

Businesses need to become carbon intelligent

Carbon-smart organizations integrate emissions-related data and information into operational and financial decision-making. A carbon intelligent business develops and deploys a series of capabilities that allow it to identify, prioritize, execute and scale decarbonization interventions across its supply chains, operations or products and services, in an effective and efficient manner. Those companies that can make decisions … Continued

Record First Trading Day for SD-GEO Contracts

 Xpansiv, the premier market-infrastructure platform for environmental commodities, announced first trades of the Sustainable Development Global Emissions Offset™ (SD-GEO™) on Xpansiv market CBL. Participants supporting the contract include South Pole, BMO, Carbon Growth Partners, Hartree Partners, EKI Energy Services Limited, and ICAP Energy LTD. First day volume totaled 210,000 mtCO2e, an all-time high for a product launch, with prices … Continued

New standardised cookstove-based carbon contract starts with a flourish

Several companies traded Xpansiv CBL’s new standardised contract for cookstove offsets on its launch day on Monday, with units representing some 210,000 tonnes of CO2e changing hands.​ ​Large project developers such as South Pole and EKI Energy Services, as well as investors such as Carbon Growth Partners, Hartree Partners and BMO, a US bank, and … Continued

Carbon markets: Transparency is improving but action should be priority

Henrik Hasselknippe, head of markets at carbon exchange Xpansiv, said a “culture of transparency” has evolved.​ ​“For example, the registries that issue credits make full project documentation available on their websites. In addition, they often share the name of the owners that ultimately claim the credits, providing an end-to-end view of the provenance, transfer, and … Continued

CBL Markets to launch clean cookstoves benchmark in Dec

Xpansiv subsidiary CBL announced the launch of a new spot contract for the clean cookstoves sector following an expansion in market liquidity and an expected rise in credit issuances over the next few years. The new contract will be called Sustainable Development Global Emissions Offset (SD-GEO) and will start trading on December 5. It adds … Continued

Xpansiv given licence to launch ACCU trade on CBL exchange

Market infrastructure provider Xpansiv has been granted an Australian financial services licence that will allow it to launch Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) products on its CBL platform. “ACCU contracts play an important role in facilitating the growth and legitimacy of carbon markets in Australia. With CBL’s experience developing these markets and similar products — … Continued

Xpansiv platform to launch carbon credit trading

A carbon trading platform partly owned by private equity giant Blackstone will become the first exchange to start offering Australian Carbon Credit Unit trading in a move that reflects the expanding interest across the economy in accessing environmental products to help meet decarbonisation goals.​ ​The move will make CBL the first exchange market for ​ACCUs as of … Continued