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Introducing Thallo Advisor Ricardo Bayon

With more than $40 billion invested in the sector last year, there’s no denying climate tech is hot right now.

But in order to deliver on its promise, any good climate tech firm must make sure it’s getting the climate part right. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Thallo’s newest advisor: Ricardo Bayon.

There are few people in the world with more carbon credibility than Ricardo. He first got involved in the voluntary carbon markets in the late 1990s, and founded Ecosystem Marketplace, which remains one of the most reputable and trusted sources for voluntary carbon market data. He also wrote one of the early books about the markets: Voluntary Carbon Markets: An International Business Guide to What They Are and How They Work, way back in 2005, when carbon markets were but a glimmer in people’s eyes. 

And he was part of many early discussions that resulted in many of the standards and crediting bodies we all know today, from Verra (then called the Voluntary Carbon Standard), to the American Carbon Registry, to the Climate Action Reserve (then called the California Climate Action Registry).

Ricardo is helping the Thallo team on a number of fronts, including helping us ensure carbon credit integrity, developing our business partnerships, and understanding the history of voluntary carbon markets and how our work at Thallo fits into that history.

Get to know Ricardo by watching our interview with him below, where he talks about the history of the carbon registries, the challenges facing today’s market, and the role he feels he can play in bringing together the “old guard” of the carbon markets and the “new kids on the block[chain].”

You can also tune in this Friday to hear Ricardo moderate our COP27 lookahead webinar with the leadership of Verra, American Carbon Registry, Climate Focus and BVRio.

Ricardo joins existing advisors Arjun Arora, COO of Orderly Network; Daniel Halstead, Founder & Chairman of Kite Human Capital; and Louis Amira, who leads Crypto Partnerships at Stripe.