Responsible management of Voluntary and Compliance Carbon markets in pursuit of net-zero goals

New for 2022, we are delighted to announce the Global Carbon Markets Conference by S&P Global Commodity Insights, set to take place on November 29-30 in Barcelona, Spain at the Novotel Barcelona City. This is a two day in person only conference with leading Carbon experts providing up-to-the-minute insights and answering key questions for the Carbon Markets in keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, interviews and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Driven by the increased demand from regulated and non-regulated entities looking to offset Carbon emissions, this conference looks to provide insight into the growth of the Carbon markets and ensure this growth is responsibly managed in pursuit of net-zero goals. Join this essential two day event where we look in-depth into the market, assess the true scope of the markets ability to scale and fulfil its potential as an important tool in the mission to achieve 2050 climate targets.

Why attend?
• Understand the global outlook and growth estimates for the Carbon market
• Assess the role of Carbon markets and its effectiveness in influencing decarbonization
• Review the outcome of COP 27 and the impact of policy on Carbon markets 
• Compare emission reduction and removal Carbon credits in relation to pricing trends
• Consider the interaction of the Voluntary Carbon markets with the Compliance Carbon markets 
• Delve into the role of Standards in Carbon markets and the quality of Carbon credits
Who attends?



Tuesday, 29th November 2022
      • 08.00 AM Networking 
      • 09.00 AM Chair's welcoming remarks
        Deb Ryan, Head of Low Carbon Commodities, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Opening Keynote: Review of COP 27
      • 09.10 AM Article six and COP 27: What are the outcomes?
        •  Review what countries have agreed to regarding Carbon market mechanisms
        •  Digest the outcomes from COP 27 and what it means for the voluntary Carbon market
        •  Responses and feedback on article six
        Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, IEF
Assessing the role of Carbon markets in energy transition
        • 9.35 AM Understanding the role of Carbon markets in energy transition
          •  Examine Carbon market’s influence on decarbonization
          •  How the Carbon markets and climate development is in collaboration
          •  Is the Carbon market supporting successful integration of climate objectives?
          •  Concerns surrounding additionality and the validity of investing in Carbon credits  
          •  Balancing climate change and energy security
          Pascal Siegwart, VP Carbon Markets and Economy, TotalEnergies
          • 10.00 AM Net zero aligned carbon prices
            •  Joining the dots: the different types of carbon pricing required for the transition to net zero
            •  Assessing if we’re on the right carbon price trajectory to stabilise temperatures
            •  How to design carbon markets to put the ‘net’ in net zero
            • 1-1=0!? Challenges in net zero accounting
            Mostyn Brown, Senior Consultant, AFRY Management
            • 10.25 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Carbon market’s role in driving the financing of climate action
              •  How the Carbon markets is driving finance for projects to achieve long term net zero goals
              •  Prioritizing climate change projects for financing
              •  Making climate projects economically viable
              Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Man Group
              Fabio Nehme, Director, Carbon Trading and Financing, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
              Olivia Albrecht, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aspiration Bank
            • 11.05 AM Networking and refreshment break
Driving low Carbon solutions to navigate the energy transition
            • 11.35 AM Environmental markets and low Carbon solutions in the new norm
              •  Adapting a net zero strategy to a completely new environment
              •  The big dichotomy: Ensuring security of supply while working towards energy transition
              •  System wide investment: Investing in low Carbon energy forces
              •  Reduce Carbon intensity of oil and gas and grow in hard to abate sectors
            • 12.00 PM Spotlight on emission avoidance project
Global outlook and growth estimates for the Carbon market
            • 12.25 PM Reviewing Carbon markets in 2022
              • Carbon markets in the last year: Where have we arrived?
              •  Reviewing today’s perceptions and expectations of Carbon markets
              •  Performance of allowances and Carbon credits and key drivers for growth
              Ingo Ramming, Head of Carbon Markets, BBVA 
            • 12:50 PM Growth and outlook for Carbon markets
              •  Assess growth in climate markets and what is driving the growth of the Voluntary Carbon Market
              •  Predictions for 2023 on shifts and forecast the medium-term trends shaping the Carbon markets
              •  Identify actual use of Carbon credit versus speculation
            • 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
            • 2:15 PM Spotlight on nature-based solutions
            • 2:35 PM Deep dive into China’s Energy Market
              •  China’s economy, policy and economic condition
              •  The growing Carbon market in China
              Jinny Yan, Chief Economist, ICBC Standard Bank 
            • 3:00 PM FIRESIDE CHAT: Scope for a global Carbon market and threats to the Carbon market
              •  Will a global Carbon market materialize, and if it will, how soon?
              •  Understand the role of digital and blockchain in establishing a global market
              • Explore emerging demand of Carbon credits outside traditional base and who is buying?
              •  Consider Russia’s role as a significant supplier of Carbon credit and China’s impact on global trade
              •  Encouraging extensive trade with negative emissions
              James Cooper, Head of Origination – Environmental Products, Europe, Mercuria Energy Trading  
Regulation in Carbon markets: EU ETS, COP 27, CBAM and CORSIA
        • 3:25 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Global overview of the ETS
          •  Developments surrounding the ETS globally: EU, UK, and China
          •  Review how the ETS has supported the evolution of the Carbon market
          •  Examine expansion to the maritime sector
          •  Should permanent negative emissions be included in EU ETS?
          Daniele Agostini, Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies, Enel
          Stefano De Clara,
          Head of Secretariat, ICAP
          Jacob Armstrong,
          Sustainable Shipping Officer, Transport & Environment  
        • 4:00 PM Drinks Reception
Wednesday, 30th November 2022
  • 08:00 AM Networking
  • 08:30 AM Breakfast briefing: The voluntary Carbon market rulebook
    • How does the Voluntary Carbon market work in practice?
    • Ensuring the Voluntary Carbon markets works in the real world
    • Who is accountable for the Carbon project?
    • Can a company resell a percentage of an offset if they don't 'use' all of it? What would be the incentive for a company to resell offsets?
    • Are the projects financed after or before they are finished?
    • What is being done to avoid double or triple counting of credits?
    Brurce Mecca, Senior Analyst, Climateworks Centre 
  • 09:00 AM Chair's welcoming remarks
    Deb Ryan, Head of Low Carbon Commodities, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Keynote: Interaction between Voluntary and Compliance Carbon markets
  • 09:10 AM Overlap of the Voluntary and Compliance market
    •  Use of Voluntary market to reduce emissions in the regulated market
    •  How driving demand in in Voluntary Carbon market would fold into the Compliance market
    •  Will the Voluntary Carbon market get eaten up by Compliance?
    •  Understanding how the two markets interact and whether the two markets can collaborate
    Chris Leeds, Head, Carbon Markers Development, Standard Chartered Bank 
Regulation in Carbon markets: EU ETS, COP 27, CBAM and CORSIA
  • 9:35 AM FIRESIDE CHAT: Examining the global implications of CBAM
    • Assessing the mechanism and how CBAM will play out in practice
    •  See how countries in and outside the EU are preparing for CBAM
    •  How driving demand in in Voluntary Carbon market would fold into the Compliance market
    •  CBAM in the context of geopolitical tensions
    Derya Sargın Malkoç, Sustainability Manager, Isbank 
  • 10:00 AM CORSIA and the challenge of reducing aviation pollution
    • What is the CORSIA scheme, and what are the opportunities for airlines?
    •  With the airline industry still in recovery, is now the time to offset?
    •  Opportunities within the global sustainable aviation fuel market
Examining environmental product pricing, trading, and innovations
  • 10:25 AM Pricing the Voluntary Carbon market
    •  What is setting the price on the Carbon markets and drivers of the price of Carbon credits?
    •  Understanding the market fundamentals that set the price levels for Carbon credits
    •  Older vintages versus newer Carbon credits: How are Carbon credits performing relative to others?
    •  Interpreting different levels of credit prices
    Paula VanLaningham, Global Head of Carbon, Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
  • 10:50 AM Networking and refreshment break
  • 11:20 AM Spotlight on permanent Carbon sequestrian
  • 11:45 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Developments in Voluntary Carbon markets and trading
    •  Innovations in environmental products: Voluntary focus on Carbon emissions
    •  Developments surrounding environmental products trading
    •  Offsetting residual emissions as a step towards a lower Carbon world
    •  Initiatives in setting Carbon neutrality goals in line with Paris agreement
    Jeff Swartz, Vice President, Low Carbon Strategy, Regulatory Affairs & Partnerships, bp
    Francisco Grajales Cravioto,
    Senior Environmental Commodities Trader, Vattenfall Energy Trading
    Chris Webb,  
    Global Head of Carbon Markets, HSBC  
  • 12:25 PM Going green or green washing with Carbon-Neutral LNG?
    •  Reflecting on the uptake of Carbon-Neutral LNG in recent years
    •  Carbon-Neutral versus regular LNG spot trades
    •  What is life-cycle emissions of an LNG cargo and understanding what does this means for offsets?
    •  Assessing Carbon emissions along the LNG value chain
  • 12.50 PM Networking Lunch
Building a governance framework for the Voluntary Carbon Markets
  • 1:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding the criteria to validate an offset: What are the standards?
    •  How certification standards differ in the Carbon market
    •  Understanding the market fundamentals that set the price levels for Carbon credits
    •  What core principles do activities generating Carbon credits need to meet?
    • Benefits of simplifying Carbon credits and creating standardized products
    Hugh Salway, Head of Environmental Markets, The Gold Standard Foundation  
  • 2:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Driving the right quality of Carbon credit with a fair price
    •  Increasing transparency in the market: How to find quality Carbon credits and ensure fair value?
    •  Consider what makes a good Carbon credit
    •  Enhancing Carbon credit ratings and quality linked to durability and permanence
    •  Examine the risks of Carbon credits: Ensure ESG and climate goals are realizing
    •  Legitimacy of avoidance versus removal credits, will avoidance credits continue to stay relevant?
    Domenic Carratu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Viridios Capital
    Sebastien Cross
    , Co-Founder, BeZero Carbon
  • 2:55 PM Panel discussion: Buyer’s perspective on the Voluntary Carbon markets
    •  Review challenges for buyers such as varying prices in the Voluntary Carbon market
    •  Considerations surround Carbon credit prices, quality, and quantity
    •  Who are the main purchasers of offsets today and how do we see this evolving?
    Esteban Mezzano, General Counsel Operation and Sustainability, Nestlé
    Margaret Mistry, VP Carbon Markets, Equinor
  • 3:45 PM End of Conference

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Deb Ryan - 200x200.jpgDeb Ryan,
Head of Low Carbon Commodities, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Deb Ryan is the Head of Low Carbon Market Analytics for S&P Global Commodity Insights, a division of S&P Global and the leading provider of information and benchmarks for the energy and commodities markets. Based in Denver, Deb leads the Low Carbon Footprints team, which focuses on the market mechanisms and analytics that underpin the carbon emission footprints of existing infrastructure, specifically related to fossil fuels. Deb is a well-recognized public speaker and is known for her views on market outlook on the oil and gas industry, regulation and energy transition. Deb brings almost 20 years of upstream oil industry experience. She has worked at both oil and gas operators, and in consulting, where she focused on reserves and resource assessments, cash flow analysis, fair market evaluation, regulation and litigation projects, and also did reservoir modeling. Deb is a Professional Engineer in Colorado and Texas with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from Curtin University in Australia, and an MBA from Penn State, US. Deb serves on the International Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and previously served as the Treasurer for the Women’s Energy Network Foundation.
Joseph McMonigle.jpgJoseph McMonigle,
Secretary General, IEF

Joseph McMonigle officially assumed his position on July 1, 2020 as the fifth Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), the largest international organisation of energy ministers and based in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He has over 20 years of experience working on energy issues in the public and private sectors.

Prior to becoming Secretary General, Mr. McMonigle was the President & Co-Founder of The Abraham Group, a leading international energy sector management consulting firm based in Washington D.C. as well as a senior energy analyst for Hedgeye Risk Management based in Stamford, Connecticut.

In addition, Mr. McMonigle was Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the first term of the Bush Administration (2001-2005) and helped to manage a cabinet department with a $23 billion budget and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees at the time.

He also served two years as the former Vice Chairman and US Representative of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), an international organisation of oil consuming countries within the OECD, whose core mission is to work on stable energy markets. He also served as the US co-chair of the US-China Energy Working Group as part of his DOE portfolio.

Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. McMonigle was a general counsel and communications director to a United States Senator. He was elected by his peers to serve two terms as President of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association, a bipartisan organisation of Senate press secretaries and communications directors.

Mr. McMonigle is an attorney and a member of the Energy Bar Association and licensed in the District of Colombia and Pennsylvania state bars. He is also an FAA licensed pilot with instrument rating.

He received his undergraduate degree from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (USA) and his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (USA).

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgPascal Siegwart,
VP Carbon Markets and Economy, TotalEnergies

Pascal is Vice President of Carbon Markets & Economy at TotalEnergies.

Starting in 2006, Pascal was a pioneer in the carbon markets when he was leading the carbon operations of Rhodia and Orbeo (JV with Société Générale) within the Kyoto and EU ETS frameworks.

In addition, Pascal was also partner at the international Venture Capital cleantech investment fund “Aster Capital” and has over 10 years experience in the chemical industry, where he held several positions in France, Italy and USA such as Plant General Manager, Corporate Strategy Director, and Energy Director.

SpeakerJason Mitchell,
Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Man Group

Jason Mitchell is Head of Responsible Investment Research at Man Group and co-chairs Man Group’s Stewardship Committee. Previously, Jason was Co-Head of Responsible Investment at Man Group.

Jason worked at Man GLG from 2004 to 2008 as a portfolio manager. Between 2008 to 2010, he advised the UK government on infrastructure development across Sub-Saharan Africa. He returned to Man GLG in 2010 as a portfolio manager, before becoming a sustainability strategist across Man Group in 2017. Prior to Man GLG, he was a Vice President at Andor Capital Management and an investment research analyst with Pequot Capital Management.

Besides having managed environmental and sustainability strategies, he speaks and publishes widely on responsible investment. Jason’s articles and comments on sustainable investing have been quoted in a number of top-tier publications, including Institutional Investor, Wall Street Journal, CNBC Squawk Box, Responsible Investor, Aftenposten, Global Times, AIMA Journal and Investment Europe. He has written widely on the European refugee migrant crisis. He also hosts the award-winning podcast series, A Sustainable Future.

Jason serves on the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Investment Committee, SASB (Sustainable Accounting Standards Board) Investor Advisory Group, the CFA Institute’s ESG Technical Committee, the World Bank Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) Advisory Group and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Academic Advisory Committee. He previously served on the EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) Lab Steering Group and chaired the PRI Hedge Funds Advisory Committee. He is a contributing author to: CFA UK’s Certificate in ESG Investing Textbook (Ed. 2 & 3, 2021); Responsible Investing: A Guide to Environmental, Social, and Governance Investments (Routledge: 2018); Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (Routledge: 2017) and Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership (Wiley Finance: 2012).

Jason holds a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and classics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the British-American Project. He was named one of Institutional Investor’s 2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars and one of the 50 most influential people in sustainable finance by Financial News in 2022.

SpeakerFabio Nehme,
Director, Carbon Trading and Financing, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Fabio Nehme heads the development of CBA’s international carbon business, covering sales and financing activities across compliance and voluntary markets. He has 20 years of experience building and running international carbon and environmental commodities trading and financing businesses with previous executive roles at the IFC (World Bank Group), EDF Trading, and Nehme Commodities. His wider industry engagements include, among others, testifying to the Californian government on international carbon markets, chairing the board of the leading UK foundation on decarbonisation of buildings and households, and helping spearhead industry initiatives to bring digital solutions to environmental commodities.

SpeakerOlivia Albrecht,
Chief Sustainability Officer, Aspiration Bank

Coming Soon.

SpeakerIngo Ramming,
Head of Carbon Markets, BBVA

Ingo Ramming is Head of Carbon Markets at BBVA and has 20 years of experience in Environmental Markets Trading and Project Development. Before joining BBVA, Ingo was a Managing Director and Head of Corporate Solutions at Commerzbank and worked at Dresdner Kleinwort and ENRON. Between 2006 and 2013, he was a Director of Carbon Trade & Finance. Ingo was Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse Commodities, a Member of the Exchange Council of the European Energy Exchange (EEX), and Co-Chaired IETA’s EU ETS Working Group.

Headshot Silhouette - Woman_150x150.jpgJinny Yan,
Chief Economist, ICBC Standard Bank

Jinny joined ICBC Standard Bank in early 2016 as Chief China Economist, and leads the China markets strategy and research team. Her focus is to deliver China macroeconomic and market insights to internal and external stakeholders. Her team launched the Belt and Road Economic Indices, which offers unique insight into China’s increasing connectivity with emerging economies.

Prior to joining ICBCS, Jinny was a London-based Senior Economist at Standard Chartered Bank. She covered key China-Europe macro topics with a focus on Renminbi internationalisation. Her previous economist roles include covering China based in Shanghai, Europe, and supporting the Chief Economist.

Heading up the European RMB Solutions team, Jinny chaired the Education and Marketing stream of the City of London’s Renminbi initiative. Widely recognised as a China and Renminbi expert in London, she makes frequent appearances in media and at high-level conferences.

Jinny studied Economics (BA Hons) at the University of Durham. Later in her career, she gained her Masters of Development Studies (MSc.) from the London School of Economics.

SpeakerJames Cooper,
Head of Origination – Environmental Products, Europe, Mercuria Energy Trading

James leads Mercuria’s environmental product origination in EMEA, covering the range of carbon pricing systems globally, from the EU ETS through to biofuel tickets and voluntary carbon markets. James has been active in carbon since 2012, having previously held positions in origination and market analysis at BP and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

SpeakerDaniele Agostini,
Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies, Enel

Daniel Agostini is the head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies within the European Affairs Department of Enel Holding.

He is responsible for policy analysis and corporate position development on European Energy Policies and on Low Carbon Policies across the over 30 countries in which the Enel Group operates. In such role he is in charge of monitoring and assessing policy developments in the areas of climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Mr. Agostini is member of the Board of IETA, the International Emission Trading Association. He currently co-chairs the IETA EU-Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) Working Group as well as the Eurelectric Energy Efficiency Working Group.

Prior to joining Enel, Mr. Agostini led the environmental advisory group of a global management consulting company in Italy. He advised governments and private sector operators on environmental management, emission trading, renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Previously, Mr Agostini worked as an environmental engineer for an international engineering consulting company based in Boston (USA), with projects in North and South America.

Mr. Agostini holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering with a minor in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). He also holds a Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and a Master of Science in Environmental and Resources Economics from University College London (UCL, UK).

SpeakerStefano De Clara,
Head of Secretariat, ICAP

Stefano is the Head of Secretariat at ICAP, the International Carbon Action Partnership. ICAP is a forum, counting 33 members and 7 observers, for governments and public authorities that have implemented or are planning to implement emissions trading systems (ETS). Stefano leads ICAP’s work across the three pillars of technical dialogue, ETS knowledge sharing and capacity building.

Before his current role, Stefano was the Director for International Policy at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). Prior to joining IETA he focused on emissions trading in the Academia and for consulting companies. He holds a M.Sc. in Sustainable Development from the Utrecht University and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Trieste.

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgJacob Armstrong,
Sustainable Shipping Officer, Transport & Environment

Jacob Armstrong is a sustainable shipping officer at Brussels-based NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). He currently manages T&E’s advocacy work on shipping in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation and the UNFCCC.

Prior to joining T&E, Jacob worked at the European Commission, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP). His educational background is in history, with a specialisation in the history of political thought.

SpeakerBrurce Mecca,
Senior Analyst, Climateworks Centre

Brurce Mecca was an Analyst at CPI’s Indonesia office, where he focused on compatible market-based solutions to achieve Indonesia’s climate goals, public policy, carbon market architecture, fiscal policy, ecological fiscal transfer, agricultural diversification, fund management, subnational green finance, and green investments. His work highlight included, “Indeks Desa Membangun Plus (IDM+): Enhancing Direct Incentives for Sustainable Land Use in Indonesian Villages” which was repurposed and published in the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Ministry of Finance, Indonesia’s book titled, “Fiscal Policy Instruments and Green Development”.

With a strong background in environmental science, Brurce specializes and brought deep expertise in fiscal policy, market-based mechanisms, and land-use finance. He also has experience in political ecology and climate justice.

Brurce is also passionate about social issues like gender and migration, and actively volunteers for such social causes. He is the Country Manager for an online platform called, “Correspondent of the World”, where people from all over the world share their personal stories about global development. On the platform, he shared his personal experience on the importance of indigenous knowledge on global environmental education.

Prior to joining CPI, Brurce had worked as a Junior Researcher at the Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics (IIEE). At IIEE, he evaluated state-owned bioenergy power plants in rural Indonesia as part of the “Study of Bioenergy Plant Management Set-up” project for the Indonesian Ministry of Energy, which aimed to improve renewable energy production, carbon sequestration, and sustainable land use.

Brurce holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and a master’s degree in Environmental Science from Yale School of Environment.

SpeakerChris Leeds,
Head, Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered Bank

Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank.

The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to source carbon market transactions and participate in new markets as they develop. Chris is a member of the CIX management team, supported SCB’s Group CEO, Bill Winters, in his role as Chair of the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM).He is a board member of the newly formed Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM) and serves as a member of the CPLC’s Advisory Group. Chris’s experience in the commodity markets spans over 25 years in origination, sales and trading. At Standard Chartered, he built up the Bank’s energy risk management platform, originating deals with state-owned and merchant refiners, oil producers, airlines, utilities and shipping companies.

Previously Chris was with Barclays where he was Global Head of Environmental Markets Sales and before that at Merrill Lynch where he traded power, gas and set up their carbon emissions trading desk. He was a founder member of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) and was the Chairman of Power Trading Forum a division of the Futures and Options Association (FOA). He also worked as a base metals trader for a number of years before moving to energy. Chris has a strong understanding of commodity deal structuring, trade finance and managing price risk.

Speaker Derya Sargın Malkoç,
Sustainability Manager, Isbank

Derya Sargın Malkoç graduated from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations. She completed her master's degree in European Union Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. She joined İşbank in 2006 as an Assistant Inspector at the Board of Inspectors, and was appointed as Assistant Manager of the Investor Relations Department in 2006. she. She has been working as the Sustainability Unit Manager in the Investor Relations and Sustainability Department since May 2021.

Paula_VanLaningham 150x150(2).pngPaula VanLaningham,
Global Head of Carbon, Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Paula VanLaningham is the Global Head of Carbon at Commodity Insights. Previously she acted as the global Price Group lead for Energy Transition, where she helped to develop the Platts methodology on Voluntary Carbon Markets. She has also been Managing Editor of the EMEA crude team, overseeing Platts’ North Sea, Russian, Mediterranean and West African crude coverage. Paula has a BA in International Politics from the George Washington University and a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

Paula_VanLaningham 150x150(2).pngJeff Swartz,
Vice President, Low Carbon Strategy, Regulatory Affairs & Partnerships, bp

Coming Soon.

Speaker Francisco Grajales Cravioto,
Senior Environmental Commodities Trader, Vattenfall Energy Trading

Francisco Grajales has over 12 years of experience in the fields of renewable energy, carbon markets and corporate carbon management.

Currently he is regional manager for the procurement of carbon credits for Vattenfall, a leading European energy group. As regional manager with focus on Latin-America and Asia, Francisco is responsible for identification and origination of emission reduction project activities and negotiating all final purchase agreements of carbon credits. In addition, he is also responsible for strategic planning of procurement activities and provides advice on the future of the carbon markets to key Business Units of the Vattenfall Group. 

Before joining Vattenfall, Francisco was assistant fund manager for the Clean Tech Fund at Econergy, where he supported the identification and development of clean technology and CDM projects for investment.

Prior to Econergy, Francisco worked in the Latin America Environmental Department of the World Bank in Washington, DC as a Junior Professional Associate.

Previous to that, Francisco worked as a climate change and emissions trading analyst for a Finnish energy company, Fortum, where he contributed to the development of a corporate carbon market strategy.

Speaker Christopher Webb,
Global Head of Carbon Markets, HSBC

Chris leads HSBC global strategy on carbon markets. He works closely with senior management across the bank to develop carbon market solutions that support the transition to net zero. He drives HSBC external engagement with regulators, central banks and governments on carbon markets policies, carbon offsets and nature based solutions, whilst also providing strategic advice and thought leadership to customers and internal stakeholders.

Prior to this role Chris lead The Nature Conservancy’s work on carbon markets around the world. This included engagement on related policy at both international and national levels, working in partnership with a number of market-shaping multinational companies, and developing a portfolio of high quality carbon credit generating projects. He sat on the advisory boards of a variety of initiatives including the Verified Carbon Standard, the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, and the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst.

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy he was the Deputy CEO of the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which supported developing country partners integrate climate change into their economic development and planning. He was responsible for both future strategy and managing much of its day-to-day delivery.

He is a chartered accountant, having trained at PwC, although he quickly moved into their sustainability consulting team where ultimately he led their work on carbon markets, working with donor governments (including the UK and Norway), topical forest countries (such as Indonesia and Kenya), and the private sector (including several listed carbon funds).

Speaker Hugh Salway,
Head of Environmental Markets, The Gold Standard Foundation

Hugh Salway is Head of Markets at Gold Standard, a non-profit certification standard that enables companies and activities to measure, manage and maximise impact towards climate and sustainable development goals. Hugh is responsible for Gold Standard’s market development, engagement and programmes and is in addition involved in several cross-carbon market initiatives, including as a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative. Hugh previously worked for eight years in the UK Government, including roles focused on international, EU and domestic carbon market mechanisms.

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Domenic Carratu,
Senior Portfolio Manager, Viridios Capital

Domenic has 30 years of experience in the financial markets, across several institutions. He was most recently the Global Head of Commodities and Carbon at Rabobank based out of London. His global team spanned the range of commodity markets (agriculture, energy, and metals), serving the bank’s global client base with both vanilla and more structured risk management solutions. He has been deeply involved in the various carbon markets since 2005, resulting in his joining the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets in 2020.

Speaker Esteban Mezzano,
General Counsel Operation and Sustainability, Nestlé

Esteban Mezzano is a business lawyer with 20 years in Nestlé. Since 2011, he has worked at the company headquarters in Switzerland after assignments in Argentina and Chile.

Esteban was appointed General Counsel of Corporate Operations & Sustainability in 2019, reporting both to the group Chief Legal Officer and the group Chief Operations Officer. He leads a team responsible for the legal advice to Corporate Operations in the areas of procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, agriculture, and ESG. In this last topic, particular legal support focuses on Nestlé’s efforts in climate change, sustainable packaging, water, responsible sourcing, and human rights.

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VP Carbon Markets, Equinor

Margaret Mistry is a manager in Equinor’s Corporate Innovation team, leading collaborative projects to explore new business models and growth options for Equinor beyond their traditional core business. Margaret joined Equinor’s Global Strategy and Business Development team in 2011 as a communication leader, engaging with stakeholders on the strategic issues of climate change and Equinor’s role in the transition to a lower carbon economy. More recently, she played a key role in formulating the company’s updated strategy.

In the earlier part of her career in Equinor, Margaret managed the operation and logistics of the company’s crude oil and condensate trading activities, leading teams in London, Stamford and Stavanger. Margaret holds a degree in Theology from the University of Oxford.

Margaret - 100.pngMostyn Brown,
Senior Consultant, AFRY Management

Biography coming soon.

Margaret - 100.pngSebastien Cross,
Co-Founder, BeZero Carbon

Seb is a Co-Founder of BeZero Carbon, a global ratings agency for the voluntary carbon market. Founded in 2020, its global team combines expertise within climate and earth science, financial research, data science, and public policy. Prior to founding BeZero Carbon, he worked as a Rates Strategist for Bank of America, focusing on fixed income markets. He began his career as an Economist at the Bank of England. He has an MSc in Finance & Economics from Warwick Business School and an MA in Economics from the University of Sheffield.



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each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their product or service to industry-wide professionals. We provide an environment that encourages an honest and open dialogue among attendees. If you would like to lead the conversation as an event sponsor, contact us for more details on available packages: Lisa Menendez on [email protected].

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Carbon Markets Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Download our EMEA event portfolio brochure to learn more about our events and who attends.

Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Lisa Menendez, Account Executive, at [email protected].


Super Early Bird Rate*
Register by September 30, 2022
Early Bird Rate*
Register by October 28, 2022
Standard Rate*
Register by November 25, 2022

Register 3 at any given rate and get a 4th pass free

* Rates are in USD and do not include VAT. EMEA Region event terms and conditions apply

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S&P Global Commodity Insights Global Carbon Markets Conference will be held on November 29-30 at the Novotel Barcelona City.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Novotel Barcelona City at a discounted group rate.

Please note that these rates apply for the nights of November 28-30. The discounted room rate will be available until October 28, 2022 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Hotel Details:
Novotel Barcelona City
Avinguda Diagonal
08018 Barcelona
Tel: +34 933 26 24 99
Room Rates:
Double Room Single Occupancy: €120.00

Rates per room and day. VAT 10% included.
Breakfast: included.
Touristic tax: 3.80€ PER DAY AND PERSON, not included in rates. (Rates subject to changes on the current regulations)

To book your accommodation click here, or you can call the main reservations team on +34 933 26 24 99 and quote code 'S&P Global Commodity Insights Global Carbon Markets Conference', they will make the booking for you.

**Please note: S&P Global Commodity Insights is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly.
S&P Global Commodity Insights Industry Fundamentals Training

Training courses at the Global Carbon Markets Conference
The Global Carbon Markets Conference introduces three training courses, taking place on day 28 November - the day prior to the Global Carbon Markets Conference. This training provides an in-depth investigation into the valuation and pricing of LPG with useful discussion on trade and contracts; it also explores how the Energy Transition will affect LPG markets and some implications for pricing.

  • Training course 1: Energy Transition, Hydrogen and ESG: Navigating the Future
  • Training course2: Oil Markets in the Age of Energy Transition
  • Training course 3: Refineries of the future

Get the latest event updates and news from S&P Global Commodity Insights.


How do I register?

We offer three easy ways to register: online, by phone, and by email.

Online: Click here or click any of the "Register Now" buttons
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: +44 (0)20 7176 6111

I am no longer able attend. May I send someone else in my place?

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected] on or before Friday, November 25, 2022, and are subject to approval.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable.

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, we offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Account Executive for this event:

Lisa Menendez
Email: [email protected] T: +1 (813) 481-4219 

Are press passes available?

Yes, we allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Chiara Meola
Email: [email protected]

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