Capturiant Monthly Newsletter June 22

June 22, 2023


Announcement: Private Beta

We are delighted to announce the exclusive commencement of the Capturiant platform's private beta, specifically engineered for project developers, verification and validation bodies, carbon offset purchasers, and investors. Individuals participating in this beta program will enjoy privileged early access to our pioneering platform, complete with verification, validation, and marketplace functionalities. Participants will also benefit from preferential discounts when our platform transitions to full public availability.

This preliminary engagement is solely by invitation, accommodating a select number of participants. Active environmental market participants with an interest in participating are welcome to request an invitation alongside a description of your organization’s operations.

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A recent analysis at PitchBook, focusing on the signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) — a fundamental environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitment tool — demonstrates persistent momentum in ESG fundraising. This comprehensive study covers the period from 2010 to 2022 and reveals a remarkable accumulation of $2.5 trillion raised by PRI signatory funds across a spectrum of categories, including Private Equity (PE), Venture Capital (VC), real estate, real assets, and debt.

One intriguing observation from these data centers on the peculiar overrepresentation of certain asset classes amongst PRI signatory funds, compared to their non-signatory counterparts. Over the aforementioned timeframe, PE, real assets, and debt funds presented a distinctive overrepresentation, their shares of total PRI signatory-raised capital exceeding those in the non-signatory category by 7.5, 7.7, and 9.5 percentage points, respectively.

In contrast, VC and real estate asset classes displayed the opposite pattern. Both demonstrated underrepresentation in the PRI signatory context, with their proportions in the total signatory fund capital falling short by 21.5 and 3.3 percentage points, respectively, when compared to their presence in the non-signatory category.


Carbon Market Regulation: Where is the Oversight?

As the environmental asset markets grapple with two key questions — where is the carbon market oversight, and who is the overseer — it is evident that the carbon sales and trading market stands on the cusp of transformative change within the next 6 to 18 months. The heightened consciousness of consumers towards environmental impact and the ever-increasing focus of investors on ESG concerns has rendered carbon markets a vital tool for corporations to reduce their ecological footprint.

Yet, unlike traditional equity and debt markets, environmental asset markets have proliferated relatively untouched by regulatory scrutiny since they have been treated as asset transactions and not as commodities or securities. Carbon registries and marketplaces, designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by facilitating the trading of emission units or carbon offsets, also offer a means to finance the projects that generate these offsets. Despite this innovative approach to tackling a global challenge, concerns persist over transparency and the absence of robust regulatory oversight.



In our preceding newsletter, we highlighted our partnership with the Carbon Neutral Coalition, offering specialized perspectives on proposed laws within the Texas legislature pertaining to tax incentives for carbon capture initiatives. We take pleasure in announcing that our combined endeavors have borne fruit, leading to the passage of legislation that authorizes the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to engage in nature-based carbon credit trading and other forms of ecosystem service transactions.

This significant achievement underscores another avenue through which Texas is pioneering the establishment of vigorous private-sector carbon markets. The Capturiant team is honored to contribute to these pioneering undertakings.


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Capturiant is a validator, registry, and regulated exchange, driven by digital ledger technology that aims to propel the environmental asset credit space forward with transparency and standardization.  For more information on minting or purchasing environmental asset credits, please contact a member of our team.

James C. Row, CFA
D: +1.832.987.2525

Pedro Blanco
Managing Director, Business Development
D: +1.713.823.2900

John Terrill
Managing Director
D: +1.832.275.1672

Robert C. Mara
Managing Director
D: +1.617.828.7400

Sam Stokes
D: +1.832.987.4013


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