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Carbon trading solutions for a greener future

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StoneX offers a full suite of carbon solutions that can help you navigate carbon markets, manage your carbon risks and opportunities, develop and implement your decarbonization strategies and monetize the benefits of climate mitigation.

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Carbon advisory services

From carbon accounting and development of your carbon neutrality strategy to your carbon credit sourcing, we've got you covered.
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Brokerage and trading

Access to carbon registries and custody services, B2B, OTC and exchange transactions, as well as clearing and execution services for the carbon market.
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Financial solutions

Project finance, assets monetization and access to funding – we can help you monetize the benefits of climate mitigation.
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Project development

We can help you at every stage of your emission-reduction project, including identification, feasibility, eligibility, registration and commercialization.

Why use StoneX for carbon management initiatives?

Since the development of the exchange-traded platforms, StoneX has helped clients manage risk in many asset classes. This is no different when it comes to carbon. StoneX helps institutional investors use climate mitigation investments as a cost-effective way to meet ESG commitments and mitigate climate risk.

  • We provide access and facilitate physical delivery of carbon credits and emission allowances at major carbon registries globally.
  • We hold memberships and facilitate customer clearing on all the major carbon and renewable energy exchanges.
  • We’ve guided multiple clients through the process of taking and making delivery of physical carbon credits and emissions allowances.
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Our commitment to the environment

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Digital carbon credits exchange platform

StoneX has made a long-term commitment to reducing emissions and creating increased transparency in the fast-moving and rapidly changing carbon trading market. StoneX and AirCarbon Pte. Ltd. (ACX) have collaborated to create a digital carbon credits exchange in the United States that will enable clients to access markets and trade carbon over a transparent and seamless solution.
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Increasing access to the renewable fuels market

StoneX is member of the Nodal Exchange, which offers renewable fuel credits and pollutants contracts to support an increasing focus on corporate sustainability and carbon neutrality.

Our clients can access these environmental options and futures contracts, which span markets that include sustainable energy, carbon emissions, renewable fuels, and pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. We are committed to helping our clients access the widest range of commodity-focused contracts to meet their environmentally focused goals.

Our clients

We offer a wide variety and quality of customized carbon services to help our clients meet their strategic objectives.

Carbon producers

We collaborate with companies and entities looking to offset environmental carbon emissions through the purchase of carbon credits.

Carbon credit issuers

There are several options for selling carbon credits, including compliance carbon markets, voluntary carbon markets, and carbon exchanges. We'll work with you to find the best solution. 

Carbon investors

Our carbon team works with institutions and family offices looking to add carbon credits to their portfolio, tailoring bespoke solutions to your specific needs.
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FAQ

What are carbon credits, and how do they work for carbon reduction?

Carbon credits are tradable assets representing one ton of carbon dioxide resulting from climate mitigation activities that either avoid new carbon emissions or remove carbon from the atmosphere. To generate carbon credit, a company must register its climate mitigation project and reduction targets in a market mechanism platform. Once the climate change mitigation project is registered and implemented, it must be monitored and then verified by an independent third party to ensure it has produced the desired outcome. Once verified the carbon credits are issued by the market mechanism platform and are ready to be traded. At this point, an individual or company can purchase carbon credits to offset their own emissions. With the end goal of net-zero, carbon credits help reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming.

What is carbon offset, and how does it work?

Carbon offsets are a mechanism that allows organizations to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions. This is done by paying someone else to eliminate an equal amount of emissions on their behalf. In exchange for payment, the organization earns a "carbon credit" that verifies a certain amount of carbon has been removed from the atmosphere. Carbon offsets can take the form of planting trees, investing in renewable energy projects, or helping developing countries reduce their fossil fuel consumption. In theory, offsets make sense because carbon emissions are a global issue, and it doesn't matter where they are reduced.

How do carbon offset programs contribute to environmental sustainability?

After producers cut emissions as much as possible, offsets can help pay for the costs of low-carbon technologies or environmental restoration projects to ‘offset' emissions that can't be avoided.

What is carbon trading and how does it work?

Carbon trade refers to the practice of buying and selling credits by carbon market consultants that allow companies or other entities to emit a specific amount of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. These carbon credits are authorized by governments to gradually reduce overall carbon emissions and mitigating their impact on climate change.

The trading of commodities and derivatives such as futures, options, and swaps involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Advisory services as well as the trading of futures and options is available through various subsidiaries of StoneX Group Inc. including but not limited to the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. Public Disclosures for the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. The trading of over-the-counter products or swaps is available through subsidiary StoneX Markets LLC to individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an eligible contract participant. Please click here for the full disclaimer.

How can businesses benefit from implementing a carbon trading system?

Carbon pricing is established through an emissions trading system. This process involves firms purchasing allowances for each ton of greenhouse gases they emit, with the government limiting the supply of such permits. Businesses can trade these allowances, thus creating a market-driven price for emissions. Emissions trading programs can be designed to replicate the benefits of taxes through mechanisms such as price floors and revenue-raising measures like permit auctions.

What are environmental commodities?

Environmental commodities are financial instruments that represent the environmental benefits derived from activities that aim to reduce environmental impacts or promote sustainability. These commodities encompass a range of instruments, including carbon credits, emission allowances, renewable energy certificates, water conservation credits, and renewable natural gas certificates among others. They play a crucial role in the sustainable development agenda and contribute to the global efforts in combating climate change.

How do I trade environmental commodities?

Depending on the specific environmental commodity and the market in which it is traded, they can either be traded over the counter in business-to-business basis or through exchange platforms in spot or future transactions. Our team has the expertise to assist you in accessing the markets and meeting your environmental commodities trading needs.

What are the types of carbon markets?

Global carbon markets are categorized into two main types: voluntary and compliance markets.

  1. Voluntary Markets: These markets are driven by companies and individuals who choose to offset their carbon emissions voluntarily. There are no legal obligations, but participants are motivated by corporate social responsibility, consumer demand, and environmental stewardship. Projects in voluntary carbon reduction markets are often certified by standards like the Gold Standard or the Verified Carbon Standard.
  2. Compliance Markets: These are regulated markets established by governments or international bodies. Companies operating in these markets must comply with emission caps set by local communities or regulatory authorities. The EU ETS is the largest compliance market, setting a cap on emissions from more than 11,000 power stations and industrial plants in the European Union.

The main difference between voluntary and compliance markets comes down to two factors: participation and regulation.

  • Voluntary Markets: Participation is optional, and the market is primarily driven by the company or desire to improve corporate image, meet consumer demand, or achieve sustainability goals. The projects in these markets are usually smaller in scale and diverse in nature, ranging from community-based reforestation projects to innovative renewable energy solutions.
  • Compliance Markets: Participation is mandatory for companies within the scope of the regulations. The projects are often larger in scale and subject to stringent verification and monitoring requirements. The credits in compliance markets are used to meet legal emission reduction obligations.

Why do companies need carbon consultancy?

Carbon credits play a vital role in the global effort to combat climate change. By creating financial incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they encourage companies to innovate and invest in cleaner technologies and sustainable practices. As both voluntary and compliance markets continue to grow, carbon consultancies will remain a cornerstone of strategies to achieve a low-carbon and sustainable future together, fostering a healthier environment for generations to come. The integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, and the adoption of alternate fuel types are essential components of this transition, contributing to a more sustainable and resilient world.

StoneX: We open markets

Our market expertise, advanced platforms, global reach, culture of full transparency and commitment to our clients’ success all set us apart in the financial marketplace.

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    Globality

    With access to 36+ derivatives exchanges, 180+ foreign exchange markets, nearly every global securities marketplace and numerous bi-lateral liquidity venues, StoneX’s digital network and deep relationships can take clients anywhere they want to go.

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    Expertise

    From our proprietary Market Intelligence platform, to “boots on the ground” expertise from award-winning traders and professionals, we connect our clients directly to actionable insights they can use to make more informed decisions and achieve their goals in the global markets.

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    Transparency

    As a publicly traded company meeting the highest standards of regulatory compliance in the markets we serve; our financials and record of accomplishment are matters of public record. StoneX’s commitment to “doing the right thing over the easy thing” sets us apart in the industry and helps us build respect, client trust and new partnerships.

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The trading of commodities and derivatives such as futures, options, and swaps involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Advisory services as well as the trading of futures and options is available through various subsidiaries of StoneX Group Inc. including but not limited to the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. Public Disclosures for the FCM Division of StoneX Financial Inc. The trading of over-the-counter products or swaps is available through subsidiary StoneX Markets LLC to individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an eligible contract participant. Please click here for the full disclaimer.

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