Markit.com is a leading, global financial information services company with over 1,500 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial marketplace.
About Markit Environmental Registry
The Markit Environmental Registry provides transparency and credibility for the listing and management of all environmental assets including carbon, water and other biodiversity credits. It lists and tracks forward sales of carbon through its Pending Issuance Units and includes a Request for Information platform that connects potential buyers of environmental assets with potential sellers. All listings and issuances go through a rigourous process to ensure all the accounting standards, monitoring, verification and certification requirements are met.
About VCS Registry
The Verified Carbon Standard is a greenhouse gas accounting program used by projects around the world to verify and issue carbon credits in voluntary markets.
VCS relies on expert committees to ensure existing and new requirements reflect state-of-the art knowledge and global good practice, and convene new committees of global experts on a regular basis to guide the development of new requirements. With input from experts, VCS steadily expand the scope of the program to respond to the need for new, innovative and trusted carbon accounting tools. For more information, visit www.v-c-s.org/
About NYSE Blue
NYSE Blue has an exclusive focus on the environmental markets and strongly believes in the ability of market mechanisms to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. To this end, it builds market infrastructure and exchanges in world economies that are shaping their environmental market initiatives. This creates a significant engine for liquidity growth.
For more information, visit www.nyseblue.com
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“Our research indicates that the VCS will become the leading standard against which all voluntary offset projects are judged.”
Chair Ecosystem Marketplace – Technical Advisory Committee.