Episodes

Episode 3
The Future of Energy

We continue The Future of Energy this week by welcoming Pulitzer Prize winning author Daniel Yergin back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Daniel is Vice Chairman of S&P Global and author of the bestselling book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.

SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Daniel to discuss his recent report The Return of Energy Security – and how energy is reshaping geopolitics and the new map of the future of energy.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 2
The Future of Energy

On our second installment of The Future of Energy, we welcome Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist at Equinor, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. David Greely sits down with Eirik to discuss Equinor’s recently published Energy Perspectives 2024 – and how whether we build walls or bridges will decide our energy future.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1
The Future of Energy

This week, we kick off our new series, The Future of Energy, with Tom L. Ward. Tom is CEO of Mach Natural Resources. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Tom to discuss his work at Chesapeake in pioneering the US shale boom and oil and gas renaissance – and how his work laid the foundation for the future of energy.

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David Greely
Episode 11
Carbon Frontiers 2024

We close out our Carbon Frontiers 2024 series this week with Leslie Durschinger, Founder, CEO, & CIO at Terra Global Capital. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Leslie to discuss her views on what the media is getting wrong in its criticism of nature-based carbon projects, as well as what project financiers and developers should be doing to deliver a just transition through nature-based solutions.

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David Greely
Episode 10
Carbon Frontiers 2024

This week on Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Steve Zwick into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Steve is Host and Producer of Bionic Planet, which focuses on navigating the new reality of life on a managed planet. David Greely sits down with Steve to put some of today’s controversies in the voluntary carbon markets into their historical context. David and Steve also discuss what’s gone wrong – and what’s gone right – with the first generation of REDD projects and the media criticism they’ve come under.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 9
Carbon Frontiers 2024

On this week’s installment of Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Alasdair Were, Head of Environmental Markets at Abaxx Exchange and Clearinghouse, back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. David Greely sits down with Alasdair to discuss the new futures contracts and technologies that the carbon markets need in order to develop faster, become more liquid, and scale.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 8
Carbon Frontiers 2024

We continue our Carbon Frontiers 2024 series this week with Sid Jha, Founder & CEO of Arbol. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Sid to discuss his work building parametric insurance markets to help manage the risks created by a changing climate.

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David Greely
Episode 7
Carbon Frontiers 2024

This week on Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Alexia Kelly into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Alexia is Managing Director of Carbon Policy and Markets Initiative at the High Tide Foundation. David Greely sits down with Alexia to discuss how we can bridge the divide on ideas for what is the right theory of change that too often turns the carbon markets into a circular firing squad – and how we can find a way forward together with the required urgency for climate action.

Hosted By

David Greely
Special Episode

We present a special mid-week episode of SmarterMarkets™, bringing you exclusive interviews from the FT Commodities Global Summit 2024.

SmarterMarkets™ was back at the annual Financial Times Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland this April, where the conversation focused on how the commodities traders and markets are navigating the new commodities world order.

We partnered with the FT to interview a wide-range of market participants to ask them how the big developments being discussed at the conference this year – including the pressures from the energy transition, technological innovations like AI, war and geopolitics, changing government regulations, and the end of easy money – were affecting the commodities trading landscape and the way that trading was getting done.

We also asked them to describe the ways that markets and market infrastructure need to adapt and evolve to keep pace with the changing trading landscape and what new tools and technologies would be most useful to their businesses.

We’ve compiled a selection of those interviews into this special episode of SmarterMarkets™. The full interviews for each guest are available on the SmarterMarkets™ Presents media portal.

Our guests in order of appearance are:

Tom Wilson, Natural Resources Editor, Financial Times
Simon Collins, Chairman, HC Group
Helima Croft, Global Head of Commodity Strategy & MENA Research, RBC Capital Markets
Brian Menell, Chairman & CEO, TechMet
Amrita Sen, Co-Founder & Director of Research, Energy Aspects
Jason Tate, Head of European Power Trading and Origination, BP
Michael Curran, Head of Environmental Products, Vitol
Alasdair Were, Head of Environmental Markets, Abaxx Exchange

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 6
Carbon Frontiers 2024

On this week’s installment of Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Tim McDonnell, Climate & Energy Editor at Semafor, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. David Greely sits down with Tim to discuss some of the big stories he’s following in 2024 – and how media can better influence and cover how companies and governments are moving forward toward net-zero.

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David Greely
Episode 5
Carbon Frontiers 2024

We continue Carbon Frontiers 2024 this week with Matt Atwood, Co-Founder & CEO at Aircapture. David Greely sits down with Matt to discuss how they’re developing their air capture technology into an effective and scalable solution by commercializing atmospheric CO2.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 4
Carbon Frontiers 2024

This week on Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Talal Debs, Founder & CEO of Zefiro Methane Corp., into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Talal to discuss Zefiro’s work to stop methane emissions by plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S. – and how they use carbon markets to finance it.

Hosted By

David Greely
Special Episode

We present a special mid-week episode of SmarterMarkets™, bringing you exclusive interviews from FIA Boca 2024.

During this March’s FIA Boca conference in Boca Raton, Florida, we partnered with the FIA to interview a wide-range of futures industry participants. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sat down with these guests to ask them how they see their role in the markets and to hear their views on the important developments and big issues being discussed at Boca this year. David also asked them about what they see as the big challenges and opportunities for the futures industry – and what we need to be doing to meet those challenges and seize those opportunities.

We’ve compiled a selection of those interviews into this special episode of SmarterMarkets™. The full interviews for each guest are available on the SmarterMarkets™ Presents media portal.

Our guests in order of appearance in this episode are:

Walt Lukken, President & CEO, FIA
Sergey Nazarov, Co-Founder, Chainlink
Przemek Koralewski, Global Head of Market Development, Fastmarkets
Maureen Downs, Co-Founder & CFO, Connamara Technologies
Yuval Rooz, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Asset
Anthony Crudele, Host of Futures Radio Show
William L’Heveder, Chief Growth Officer, BMLL Technologies
Joe Raia, Chief Commercial Officer, Abaxx Exchange and Clearinghouse

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 3
Carbon Frontiers 2024

On our third installment of Carbon Frontiers 2024, we welcome Enric Arderiu, Global Head of Environmental Products at Mercuria, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Enric to discuss the range of ways in which market participants – in both the voluntary and compliance markets – are learning from past mistakes and adapting to the realities of the present to develop the carbon markets of the future.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 1
Carbon Frontiers 2024

This week, we kick off our new series, Carbon Frontiers 2024. Throughout this series, we’ll be talking with the market practitioners who’ve kept the carbon markets and decarbonization efforts moving forward to better understand how they’re learning from the mistakes of the past, adapting to the realities of the present, and developing the markets, technologies, and strategies for a net-zero future.

We begin our series with Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Director of VNV Advisory Services. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Sandeep to discuss the impact of the intense media criticism last year on carbon emissions projects and how he’s working to continue to use carbon financing to fund and develop carbon mitigation and adaptation projects.

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David Greely
Episode 10
Setting Course

We close out our Setting Course series this week with Carrie Jaquith, Global Head of Digital Product at Abaxx Technologies. David Greely sits down with Carrie to discuss the course we’ll likely take in integrating AI and large language models into our daily lives – and the gaps that will need to be bridged between us humans and our new technology.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 8
Setting Course

On this week’s installment of Setting Course, we welcome Former Senior CIA Official Rob Dannenberg back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. David Greely sits down with Rob to discuss the state of play in the geopolitical environment, the increasing role being played by disruptors, and what it means in a year of big elections around the world.

Hosted By

David Greely
Episode 7
Setting Course

We continue our Setting Course series this week with Peter Fusaro, Founder of the Wall Street Green Summit and Managing Director of ClimateTech at Weild & Co. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely welcomes Peter back into the studio to discuss what’s been happening in ESG investing and carbon markets – and looking forward to the conversations happening at the 23rd annual Wall Street Green Summit.

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David Greely

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.