Transparency in climate and
sustainability markets
through AI

The Problem

Poor value discovery as obstacle to capital flows
into complex climate and sustainability markets

Complex Assets

The emissions credits transacted in climate and sustainability markets are probably the most complex financial instruments in the world. They are segmented based on the individual characteristics of their respective underlying projects, for instance, types of emissions reduction technology (renewables, forestry, etc), jurisdiction, certification standard, project’s contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), etc. This level of complexity makes it extremely hard for the market participants to appreciate the fair value of these assets.

Opaque Markets

Climate and sustainability markets suffer from a lack of price transparency due to their over-the-counter (OTC) nature. OTC transactions happen on a bilateral manner among market participants and makes it difficult for market participants to benchmark prices against in order to assess market value.

Intrinsic Value of SDGs

Apart from SDG 13, which relates to climate action mitigation, none of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) carry an explicit market value. However, many the underlying projects producing emissions reduction credits make real contributions the other 16 SDGs (no poverty, zero hunger, etc). As a result, the assets originated from such projects have a higher intrinsic value as compared to baseline emissions reduction credits which is currently very difficult to assess explicitly.

Obstacles to Capital Flow

The highly complex nature of assets coupled with market opacity makes valuation and risk management of emissions reduction credits intractable through traditional finance techniques. This creates major obstacles to the flow of urgently needed large-scale capital toward climate and sustainability initiatives. This is compounded by the added intrinsic value brought by the contributions to SDGs which are usually overlooked in monetary terms.

The Solution

Creating value transparency through AI

AI Powering the Solution

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a highly effective technology for dealing with data in highly complex problems. This makes AI an obvious technology applied to creating transparency in the value of assets in climate and sustainability markets. Our AI models offer transparent fair valuation for the most comprehensive range of emissions reduction assets.

How It Works

Our models are trained on unique datasets of over-the-counter (OTC) market transactions against benchmarks such as energy markets, compliance carbon markets, systemic economic factors, etc. With AI technology our models “learn” all inherent complexities and variations of emissions reduction credits and properly establish their respective fair value. This includes explicit fair valuation for not only climate action mitigation, and all the other 16 SDGs.

Who This Is For

We believe our technology is an indispensable tool for any participant in the climate and sustainability markets. For instance:

  • Emissions reduction project developers and marketers need an appreciation of the best value that can be fetched for their assets.
  • Financiers and sell side financial institutions must mark-to-market and risk manage their own books of emissions reduction assets as well as a service for their clients.
  • Buy side institutional and wealth management investors require regular net present valuation of their holdings.
  • Corporates need to quantify their efforts toward ESG contributions.
  • Any company looking to create innovative ESG financial instrument or product.

Our Products

Valuation and Risk Engine (VRE)

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    Our AI-based Valuation and Risk Engine (VRE) provides simulated fair prices and risk management features for a wide range of voluntary markets offsets by:

    • Project Type
    • Certification Standard
    • Geography
    • Vintage
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