In the anthropocene epoch, climate change is being accelerated by human related activities from burning of fossil fuel, intensive agriculture, urbanisation, deforestation and pollution resulting in extraordinary changes on Earth. To put it in context, between 5-14% (WEF) of carbon in the atmosphere is human related, of which 44% remains unabsorbed in the atmosphere (CICERO). And, two tenths of 1% of the Earth’s total carbon is above the planet’s surface, in land, sea and the atmosphere (Deep Carbon Observatory).
To support reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, CarbonLaces is building a pioneering results-based Climate Finance platform, bringing together AI and automation to provide the right action to reduce the environmental impact through the use of technology and trading with data and an eco-system of partners.
Environmental impact attributed to climate change is only increasing. Yet, we are still faced with challenges of data not being available, in silos with a myriad of approaches that take time and effort. The opacity across the value chain from carbon creation to its mitigation and the adaptation to alternative means is in the coming years going to become the single most important issue. CarbonLaces is starting to address this enormous problem by building a results-based Climate Finance platform to:
Sustainable measures like solar panels, wind turbines, EV charging stations, plant trees etc and other energy efficiency behaviour and investments need the rigours of measurement. These measurements will:
We deliver a holistic approach where the emission can be measured, tracked and reduced.
Businesses want to reduce their carbon footprint. But they lack reliable data to make the case for transformation based on return on investment. What cannot be measured, cannot be tracked and therefore cannot be changed with confidence.
Although there has been progress, we have a long way to go. Today:
CarbonLaces real-time results-based Climate Finance Platform creates a new category called ‘buildings as a hub of activity’ and recommends actions based on efficiency, behavioural changes and financing needs to mitigate emissions and adapt for positive environmental impact.
With a novel bottom-up hybrid approach to data, financial decision-making and trading is granular, quantified and rigorous.
Asset owners, managers, corporate and banks benefit from benchmarking and stress testing scenarios and measure climate actions based on the balance between the most efficient and highest impact de-carbonising attributions using the right data driven actions at the right time with diversified portfolios.
Communities and businesses know where they are and where they need to be tor a 1.5C world which makes financial sense as we ‘build back better’ in a post-Covid world
We take a unique cross sector, bottom-up hybrid approach to climate action using our results-based Climate Finance platform.
Make emission tracking easy and understand it in the context of whole emissions in real time or near real time by automating billions of data points
Get a global view, but get the granularity you need to quantify and incentivise by truly start to shift suppliers, employees, energy providers
Know your cap and decarbonize based on a local, national and global urgency using a balance of cost and efficiency for maximum environmental impact
The coronavirus pandemic shows what one can expect in a climate emergency. Voluntary, noncontinuous data has failed to pre-empt significant changes in risk levels to business, causing massive disruptions.
Similarly, there is a lack of harmonised data for non-financial risk assessment and action for environmental and societal impact.
CarbonLaces provides the breakthrough that business has been looking for in the quest for data.
The CarbonLaces team and our advisors have extensive domain experience in energy and capital markets.
Madhuban Kumar Chief Executive Officer Madhuban has worked in data, finance and energy, 2X entrepreneur and ex-VC. Built products in payments, treasury and trading. Exit for Centrica portfolio, which she restructured, ground up as TIAC Centrica Board Advisor. Advisory board: Empirisys Working committee: GFI, GBC
Magnus Sedlmayr Head of Operations and new Finance Magnus is a renewal and ESG industry veteran, working since 2004. He has initiated, financed, structured and managed projects from inception to exit. He holds a Phd in economics and worked for ex-EON, Goldman Sachs. Advisory board: Stonie Miller
Daniel Travers Product Head Daniel is an experienced product manager at Fiserv with a mathematics and data science background. A former energy trader, Daniel is currently undertaking a solar modelling PhD and works with the NGO, OpenClimate Fix
Kristine Klavers Recognized global expert on energy markets; up- and downstream energy markets trends and outlook. Ex Argus. Strong business and product strategist with long time experience within commercialization of products in the global energy market
Kevin Mountford CEO and Co-Founder of Raisin UK with extensive banking, building society and financial services experience at HBOS (NatWest) and MoneySuperMarket
Matthew Higham Matthew Higham is the Chief Digital Officer for Microsoft UK and the Sustainability Lead. His role skillset centres around creating market disruption through deep partnership. He is a passionate leader in the use of technology for social good and to working in harmony with the planet, its resources while securing a more equitable future for all.
Charles Cameron Former C-Level executive with BP and Centrica, advising on technology, engineering and innovation is US and Europe.