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At the start of 2023, many countries face recession, tech sector valuations are dropping, the Ukraine war continues, and new climate disclosure laws are due to roll out around the world; it’s shaping up to be an eventful, turbulent year. With these changes in mind, and analysing trends in the net zero and climate risk spaces we cover, our analysts have made 10 different predictions for the year, spanning climate technology markets, hiring, carbon credits, net zero targets and service providers. If you work in the climate space, read these predictions to look around the metaphorical corner, and prepare for what this new year will bring.
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10 Predictions For Net Zero And Climate Risk Management In 2023 And Beyond
, Carbon Call
, Carbon Trust
, Climate TRACE
, European Central Bank (ECB)
, GHG Protocol
, NewClimate Institute (NCI)
, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
, Woodside Energy
, Workday Ventures
About the authors
Alastair is an Analyst in the Verdantix Net Zero and Climate Risk practice. His current research agenda focuses on climate risk management software and carbon markets. Prior to joining Verdantix, Alastair worked at Tyler Grange Ltd where he gained experience in consultancy practices and environmental strategy. Alastair holds a First Class BSc in Biological Sciences from Durham University as well as an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews.
Alice is an analyst in the Verdantix ESG and Sustainability practice. Prior to joining Verdantix she completed a Master's degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford, earning a distinction. Her thesis project focused on species redistribution due to climate change and woodland ecosystems. Alice also holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick.
Connor is an Industry Analyst in the ESG & Sustainability practice. His current research agenda focuses on emerging software solutions across financial markets, and broader market trends in the ESG space. Connor joined Verdantix in 2021 and has experience in EHS technology sales and development. He holds a B.A from Cambridge University in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.
Maya is a Net Zero, Climate Risk Analyst. She is currently specialising in carbon management, ESG regulations, and identifying climate risk solutions. Prior to joining Verdantix, Maya interned at Cardano Advisory where she gained experience in covenant, sustainability, and pensions corporate finance matters. Maya holds a master's degree in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies with Distinction from King's College London, and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from SOAS, University of London.
Research Director, Net Zero & Climate Risk
Ryan leads the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk research practice. The team’s current research focus encompasses net zero drivers and strategies, and climate risk, emissions reduction, and carbon management technologies. Ryan has 10 years of experience in the research business, previously working at Forrester, where he led research on ESG. Ryan speaks English natively, Norwegian, and French conversationally. He holds a BA from Duke University.