Overview

Carbon Market Company Map

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Disclaimer

We tried to conduct our research as precisely as possible, this list has been created largely by us, some companies might be listed in an unfitting category. This list also does not include every single company in the market.

Even though we tried to research each company extensively and as a consequence have willingly excluded some, we cannot guarantee the integrity of every single one.

That being said, if a company is not listed here, that does not mean that they are not a "good" company.

We plan to update this report regularly. If you have additional suggestions or questions, please feel free to send them to us via info@sustaim.earth or contact us on LinkedIn via this Link.

The initial industry map concept we used and some of its terms have been inspired by Alexander Enrico Schmidt.

Introduction

At Sustaim, we are extremely passionate about current developments in Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM). It is exciting to see so many firms spend time and resources on enabling a more transparent and impactful carbon market, bringing expertise from all kinds of directions.

I personally spend a large portion of both my work- and freetime researching different projects. As a consequence, we have collected a comprehensive list of different companies active in the market. We decided to share a large portion of them via this report to help people better understand the company landscape and give a starting point for further research.

Important:

This overview is labeled "Carbon" Market Company Overview. However, I strongly want to emphasize: Carbon is only one aspect of the larger picture. Other factors like biodiversity and the social impact of projects are equally important when conducting projects that lead to sustainable impact. Unfortunately, the concept of a carbon market has led some to the false conception that purchasing cheaper carbon offsets are as impactful as supporting more expensive solutions - as long as the carbon value is the same. This is NOT true in most cases. As a consequence, project developers are incentivised to focus exclusively on carbon numbers, while biodiversity and social factors are neglected, leading to unsustainably conducted and managed projects as well as social exploitation, especially in "developing" countries.

This is why some of the firms in this list don't specialize on carbon sequestration values. As for a lack of a better popular term to describe this market, we decided to use Carbon Market nonetheless.

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Links to Companies listed:

Project Developers:

FORLIANCE

anew/bluesource

InfiniteEARTH

Wildlife Works

Climate Neutral Group

Arbor Day Carbon

Removall Carbon

Nanión Verde

Life Terra

ecosecurities

UNDO

The Seaweed Company

Living Carbon

FiniteCarbon

Terraformation

Mossy Earth

inplanet

Veritree

Koltiva

 

Financing:

Livelihoods Funds

Cultivo

Climate Impact Partners

Ivy Protocol

Maya Climate

Base Carbon

Solid World

Gaia Gives

Drone-based reforestation & OMV:

Flash Forest

DroneSeed

Aeroseed

Land Life Company

Skylab

Skyseed

Dendra Systems

 

Independent data platforms:

CarbonPlan

Albo

Gaia AI

Planet

Collective Crunch

Zulu Forest Sciences

Cecil

Forest Carbon Partnership

Open Forest Protocol

Restor

Space Intelligence

Chloris Geospatial

AlliedOffsets

Fix6

GEDI

Downforce Technologies

Trove Research

ACT

Riverse

UP42

Carbon Offset Providers:

Pachama

Pina

Reforestum

EcoTree

treeconomy

Nori

Earthbanc

CORE Carbon

Taking Root

Kanop

Earthood

MyCarbon

Earthshot Labs

Treemetrics

biodiver.city

Veriforest (by Albo Climate and Likvidi)

 

Verification Firms:

Verra

Gold Standard

Plan Vivo

REDD+

UNFCCC

Climate Action Reserve

American Carbon Registry

Universal Carbon Registry

International Carbon Registry

Bio Carbon Registry

Wildsense

Aster Global

SCS Global

Independent ratings:

Sylvera

BeZero

Calyx Global

Renoster

 

Carbon Brokers:

Climate Partner

Climate Neutral Group

South Pole

myclimate

Cool Effect

Strive

Earthly

Earthbanc

EKI Energy Services

First Climate

Arbor Day Carbon

Terrapass

Planetly

Blue Marble

Sustaim

 

Trading Platforms:

Xpansiv

CTX Global

Climate Impact X

enmacc

STX Group

Tokenization of Carbon Credits:

Toucan Protocol

Flowcarbon

Moss Earth

SavePlanetEarth

Single.Earth

Coorest

Rebalance Earth

Carbon Stack

Treedefi

 

Marketplaces:

Cloverly

NCX

Goodcarbon

Thallo

Patch

Salesforce

Senken

Regen Network

Climate Trade

AirCarbon Exchange

Likvidi

Puro Earth

Sustaim

GreenTrade

Ceezer

 

Direct Offerings:

Wren

Reforest’action

Ecologi

Ecocred

Carbonfund