Climate Impact X Selects Nasdaq Technology to Power New Global Carbon Exchange
- Cloud-based SaaS technology from Nasdaq to underpin CIX’s third platform – a spot exchange for quality carbon credits
- Partnership brings cutting-edge trading functionalities to the voluntary carbon market for the first time to serve the growing needs of financial institutions and institutional investors
- Slated for launch in early 2023, the exchange will enable two-way spot trading via standardised contracts, increasing access to transparent pricing signals and real-time market data
Carbon credits have a range of attributes that can influence their price – such as the type of project or its location – since buyers value these characteristics differently. This inconsistency creates challenges in matching an individual buyer with a corresponding supplier, and can often be a time-consuming and inefficient process.i
Through Nasdaq’s Marketplace Services Platform, CIX will enable resilient and dynamically scalable trading in a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. Furthermore, CIX’s spot exchange will match buyers and sellers based on unique requirements. This helps ensure that buyers are procuring quality credits that meet their regulatory obligations among other needs, while removing bottlenecks to supplier financing, further enabling the growth and development of the global carbon markets.
Designed according to rigorous regulatory, reliability and security standards proven in the financial industry, Nasdaq’s technology will enable CIX to bring exchange-grade trading functionalities to the voluntary carbon market. This will cater to the increasingly complex needs of buyers and sellers of standardised contracts.
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“One of CIX’s goals is to create strong pricing signals for the liquid market. Enabling a trade matching process that is as seamless as possible will help to simplify the buyer’s journey and improve price transparency in the voluntary carbon market,” said
“As a technology partner to trusted market infrastructure operators and new markets around the world, Nasdaq is uniquely positioned to collaborate with a marketplace innovator like CIX to bring their bold climate vision to life through our SaaS technology platform,” said
The technology agreement between CIX and Nasdaq is the most recent step in Nasdaq’s efforts in the intersection of carbon transformation and technology space. Earlier in 2022, Nasdaq launched the world’s first carbon removal indexes. Meanwhile, CIX and Nasdaq partner Puro.earth recently announced a strategic partnership to increase access to quality nature- and technology-based carbon removal credits.
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