ClimateTrade is taking Climate Week NYC by storm

Climate Week NYC

ClimateTrade is proud to be a pioneer and a thought leader in the fight against climate change. As such, we will be actively participating in Climate Week NYC, one of the world’s biggest climate events!

Now in its 14th year, Climate Week NYC brings together the most influential leaders in climate action from business, government, and the climate community, in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York, to create an ambitious platform to drive climate action, fast – the main purpose of the event’s organizer, the Climate Group.

This year’s theme is ‘Getting it Done’, prompting climate leaders to put their plans into action around environmental justice, sustainable living, energy, nature, transport, resilience and other aspects of the ecological transition.

Having recently opened our first U.S. headquarters in Miami, ClimateTrade will be participating in Climate Week NYC for the first time this year. We’re taking an incredibly active approach to the week, attending or speaking at more than 15 events, including a partnership with IETA’s North America Climate Summit, after ClimateTrade joined the International Emissions Trading Association in June.

North America Climate Summit, September 20-21, the Westin New York

As sponsors of this important event, ClimateTrade will be actively participating in discussions. Our CEO Francisco Benedito will be speaking at two panels on September 21:

Panel 1 – 1pm: Using Technology to Assist in Reaching Decarbonization Objectives and Finding a Pathway to Net Zero

In this panel organized by ClimateTrade, we will discuss the implementation of our carbon offsetting capabilities in Santander Bank’s app and website, and the role that technology can play in supporting the transition to Net Zero.

Moderator: Michael Green – American Sustainable Business Network


Francisco Benedito – CEO, ClimateTrade

Marta Aisa – Head of Responsible Banking, Banco Santander

Clara Arrocha – Global Cards Product Manager, Banco Santander

Ben Gerber – CEO, M-RETS (Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System)

Panel 2 – 2.30pm: Voluntary Markets: A Stepping Stone on Pathway to Net Zero

Based on new data from Ecosystem Marketplace, in 2022 the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) has soared to a record-breaking US$2B in market value, quadrupling in size from $500 million in 2020. Growth in the VCM continues to be fueled by a significant acceleration in corporate and government net zero commitments, with an increasing number of parties recognizing the vital role the VCM has to play in achieving ambitious and credible net zero goals. Two new global initiatives such as Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM) and the VCM Integrity Initiative (VCMIi) have been launched to scale the market while enhancing transparency and integrity. Hear from our panel of VCM participants, including independent standards and leading NGOs, as they explore the major developments and future outlooks for the VCM in a Paris-aligned world. 

Moderator: Andrea Abrahams – Managing Director, ICROA

Scene Setter: Stephen Donofrio – Managing Director, Ecosystem Marketplace


Annette Nazareth – Chair Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)

Lydia Sheldrake – Director of External Affairs, Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI)

David Antonioli – CEO, Verra

Brennan Spellacy – CEO, Patch

Francisco Benedito – CEO, ClimateTrade 

Other Climate Week NYC events

In addition to these two speaking roles, ClimateTrade’s CEO Francisco Benedito, Head of Partnerships Kat O’Brien and U.S. Business and Policy Advisor Michael Green will be attending a number of events during the week, including: 

The Nest Summit

The Hub Live

Women and Climate Celebration

Fintech is Femme

NYC Blockchain Association Crypto & Cocktails

Transform to Net Zero: What Makes an Effective Climate Transition Action Plan

7th Annual Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2022


If you would like to set up a meeting with someone from the team at one of these events, please contact us.

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