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Carbon Emissions Trade Exchange

    Unlock access to the Carbon Emission Credit asset class for retail investors

    ֿDomain: Carbon emissions
    When: 2021, for 5 months 
    Team skillset: Tech/data science with some business and entrepreneurial experience


    Thesis/idea 

    Unlock access to the CEC (Carbon Emissions Credit) asset class for retail investors.

    • The idea was to build a trading app for retail investors (B2C), that enables trading in CEC and co-investing in projects that generate CEC.
    • There are multiple CEC exchanges in the world, including the European exchange, which has an annual volume of $250B. There are additional ways in which large corporations offset carbon, for instance by funding environmental projects that result in CEC and generate $ value.
    • Over time it is expected that the market for CEC will keep growing.
    • Today, the CEC asset class is entirely inaccessible to retail investors and is strictly for institutional investors. Ironically, Gen Zs increasingly care about their own carbon emission.
    • Solutions exist. For example, offsetting the CE of a plane ticket by “planting” a tree.
    • Having a way for consumers to invest and manage their CECs would grow the market, introduce more capital into it, and could result in a significantly bigger market.

    Today, the CEC asset class is entirely inaccessible to retail investors and is strictly for institutional investors. Ironically, Gen Zs increasingly care about their own carbon emission.

    Why it didn’t progress 

    • Inability to raise funds
    • Founder-idea fit
    • B2C experience was needed to kickstart this

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