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Florida’s Ron DeSantis declares war on ESG

So, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced last week that he was, via executive fiat through the State Board of Administration, ordering that “social, political or ideological interests” be banned from consideration when making decisions for the State’s pension fund. Now, this is noteworthy for several reasons, but before I get to those, let me just quote the astonishing insight behind this decision. Here it is:

“Corporate power has increasingly been utilized to impose an ideological agenda on the American people through the perversion of financial investment priorities under the euphemistic banners of environmental, social and corporate governance and diversity, inclusion and equity.” 

Some might say that other institutions, such as the Supreme Court, are doing a much more direct and vigorous job of imposing an ideological agenda on the American people than corporations – but, laying that aside, let’s take a look into a couple of aspects here.

At least the Governor knows his enemy, correctly spelling out what ESG and DEI stand for. But does he know what they represent?

E is for Environment. Increasingly fragile in the Southern Coastal States, where rising oceans, more deadly hurricanes and more prolonged and destructive rainfall are imposing billions of dollars in actual costs and threatening to create a tide of “climate refugees” forced to relocate from formerly prime real estate. Seems like a responsible political leader would laud corporate efforts to reduce the climate impact of operations, especially if your state has 1,350 miles of coastline.

S is for Social, i.e., people (otherwise known as voters or constituents, in this context). To save time, and because they flow together, let’s also discuss diversity, inclusivity and equity (DEI) in this space. Aside from the human impacts mentioned above under environment, all these elements taken together represent important decisions by businesses to try, within reasonable constraints, to ensure that their workforces more closely resemble the faces seen in America – and other countries – in all their varied skin hues, genders and philosophies. In other words, to value and respect each human individual for what they contribute to advancing the business. Funny – seems like a politician or a political leader should be very interested in a bigger tent filled with more – and more diverse – supporters.

G is for governance. Following laws, doing the right thing, having clear procedures, and being bound by ethics and morality… seems like those all are good things. Or maybe not, for some.

If nothing else, however, Governor DeSantis also may be threatening the well-being of State retirees with this decision, by reducing the return on the State’s investment portfolio. Why? Studies have shown a positive relationship between ESG and financial performance. In other words, ESG-conscious companies earn more returns for investors.

One such study, conducted in 2021 by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and Rockefeller Asset Management, looked at performance metrics from 2015-2020 and found a 58% positive relationship between ESG and financial performance. This study also notes: “In addition, in a recent study by Rockefeller, top quintile ESG improvers (based on Rockefellers’ proprietary ESG Improvers Score) outperformed bottom quintile ESG decliners by 3.8% annualized from 2010 to 2020.”

Large institutional investment houses such as Schwab also recently have developed ESG investment portfolio recommendations for their clients, as well as establishing its own ESG ETF. This is unlikely to happen unless ESG investing is at least potentially profitable and provides individual as well as institutional investors the option of allocating investments in a way aligned with their personal or corporate values. Nothing about that seems to smack of “corporate imposition” to me.

But then, what can you expect from a man who has gone to war with Mickey Mouse?




TrustBIX expands with strategic software acquisition and a new agreement with one of world’s largest food companies

Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance (ESG) investing is big business these days as many global fund managers are required to use ESG criteria as part of their portfolio selection. According to NAVEX Global: “As of 2020, 88% of publicly traded companies, 79% of the venture and private equity-backed companies, and 67% of privately-owned companies had ESG initiatives in place.”

Today’s company fits in very nicely with regard to the data needed for ESG reports, particularly with regard to the food supply chain.

TrustBIX Inc. (TSXV: TBIX | OTCQB: TBIXF) offers a blockchain-based platform to trace food supply to achieve more trust, less waste, and reward sustainable behaviour. TrustBIX has two platforms ‘BIX’ (Business InfoXchange) and ‘ViewTrak’. BIX traces food from farm ‘Gate to Plate®’ to ensure that the food is sustainably produced. ViewTrak provides a suite of hardware and software solutions to the livestock industry.

TrustBIX expands its reach due to the completion of the ‘Insight’ acquisition

TrustBIX recently finalized the acquisition of a company called Insight Global Technology Inc. (Insight), which tracks and manages high-value agricultural and other equipment. TrustBIX CEO, Hubert Lau, stated: “Together with Insight, we will be combining our BIX technology and incentive solutions with Insight’s edge-to-enterprise supply chain solutions. With this expanded suite of offerings, we continue our commitment to expand our Gate-to-Plate® technologies for our customers.”

The purchase of Insight allows for TrustBIX to significantly expand their customer base well beyond the food supply chain. This is because Insight provides solutions to track, protect and identify the movement of high-value moveable equipment used in agriculture as well as other industries. Insight describes their business as “an edge-to-enterprise supply chain solution that brings asset situational awareness to dealers, rental fleets, and civil construction managers.”

Furthermore, the Insight acquisition has been executed strategically using TrustBIX equity. The brief details are: “The Insight shareholders will receive 10,000,000 Consideration Shares (subject to certain resale restrictions) on closing, and an additional amount of up to 20,000,000 Consideration Shares (subject to applicable escrow and resale restrictions) may be issued by the Company based on the satisfaction of certain financial metrics over the twelve months after the closing of the transaction.”

TrustBIX signs agreement with JBS Food Canada ULC

As announced on May 3, 2022, TrustBIX has also signed a master services agreement with JBS Food Canada ULC (“JBS Canada”). This is a big deal and may potentially open the door to a larger JBS deal in the future. JBS is one of the world’s largest food companies, which prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added premium protein products for sale to customers in approximately 100 countries on 6 continents.

The news release states: “The companies will work as trusted partners to grow sustainable beef production in Canada. These services support the evolution of the JBS Angus beef brand with full chain of custody data tracking and analysis by the Company’s proprietary platform, BIX.”

David Colwell, President of JBS Canada, comments: “Food integrity is at the core of the JBS Canada Advantage, therefore working with the TrustBIX team will enhance the JBS journey to provide unmatched quality and service, along with accountability and transparency. JBS looks forward to developing a sustainable Angus beef program for our retail customers. We believe in this partnership with TrustBIX and their commitment to our sustainable beef program.”

TrustBIX sells software to help trace food and agricultural supply chains but has other uses also (energy monitoring, rewarding sustainable behaviour, tracing high value moveable equipment)

Source: TrustBIX website

Closing remarks

ESG investing is supported by data produced by companies using the best available software. TrustBIX continues to grow their offering of software products designed to support the industry to be able to produce the data needed for full chain of custody data tracking and analysis. The product producer and seller also benefit by having visibility over their supply chain. And finally the consumer benefits also by knowing the products they buy are coming from known sources.

TrustBIX’s recent news including the completion of the Insight acquisition and signing the JBS Canada agreement both speaks volumes for the direction in which TrustBIX is heading.

TrustBIX trades on a market cap of C$10 million.




Justin Cochrane on Carbon Streaming’s carbon credit streams and investment pipeline and uplisting to NASDAQ

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky spoke with Justin Cochrane about Carbon Streaming Corporation’s (NEO: NETZ | OTCQB: OFSTF) focus on acquiring its high-quality portfolio of carbon credit streams and investments. Expanding on their 2022 strategic objectives, Justin touches on Carbon Streaming’s $200 million near-term potential pipeline of opportunities over the next 12-months “out of a total pipeline of $700 million.”

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on the InvestorIntel YouTube channel (click here to subscribe), Justin highlights plans to list Carbon Streaming on NASDAQ. Highlighting the growing interest in ESG directed investments, an increased focus on companies to reduce their carbon footprint, Justin explains how Carbon Streaming invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed.

To watch the full interview, click here

About Carbon Streaming Corporation:

Carbon Streaming is a unique ESG principled company offering investors exposure to carbon credits, a key instrument used by both governments and corporations to achieve their carbon neutral and net-zero climate goals. Our business model is focused on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects and/or companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with voluntary and/or compliance carbon credits.

The Company invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. Many of these projects will have significant social and economic co-benefits in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential.

To learn more about Carbon Streaming Corporation, click here

Disclaimer: Carbon Streaming Corporation is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.

This interview, which was produced by InvestorIntel Corp. (IIC) does not contain, nor does it purport to contain, a summary of all the material information concerning the “Company” being interviewed. IIC offers no representations or warranties that any of the information contained in this interview is accurate or complete.

This presentation may contain“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and assumptions of the management of the Company as of the date made. They are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and other factors that could cause actual events/results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties, including those that the Company does not know about now or that it currently deems immaterial, may also adversely affect the Company’s business or any investment therein.

Any projections given are principally intended for use as objectives and are not intended, and should not be taken,  as assurances that the projected results will be obtained by the Company. The assumptions used may not prove to be accurate and a potential decline in the Company’s financial condition or results of operations may negatively impact the value of its securities. Prospective investors are urged to review the Company’s profile on Sedar.com and to carry out independent investigations in order to determine their interest in investing in the Company.

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TrustBIX expands the coverage of its technology and grows its ESG revenues by sales and a key acquisition

One of the biggest trends today is ESG investing. That is investors now demand companies operate in a sustainable way with a focus on Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG). Both customers and investors want to know the details of a company’s ESG practices. A key part of this is examining the supply chain.

Security of supply chains and traceability of products has become essential in today’s world. Look at the current sanctions on Russia and the need to trace products supply to be sure it is not coming from dictators, such as the Putin regime.

Today’s company is focused on supporting companies with the right tools to help meet their ESG obligations. Their initial focus has been on the agri-food industry but there is potential to expand across many other sectors.

TrustBIX Inc. (TSXV: TBIX | OTCQB: TBIXF) offers a blockchain based platform to trace food supply and reward sustainability. TrustBIX has two platforms – BIX which stands for ‘Business InfoXchange’, and the other platform is called ‘ViewTrak’. The Company has also recently acquired a company (Insight) that tracks and manages high-value agricultural and other equipment.

BIX – Traces food from farm ‘Gate to Plate®’ to ensure that the food is sustainably produced. The BIX platform has over 1,500 producers registered who track cattle as part of Strategic Sourcing through Cargill for McDonald’s Canada and other restaurants.

ViewTrak – Provides a suite of hardware and software solutions to the livestock industry in Canada, United States, Mexico and China. TrustBIX says that ViewTrak has an 80% and 30% share respectively in the Canadian and US Live Cattle Auction Market software automation space.

TrustBIX continues to work with Cargill and acquires Insight Global Technology Inc.

In February the Company announced an “innovation agreement” to continue working with Cargill in Canada. The agreement will see TrustBIX provide strategic advisory and technology innovation services. The report states: “This next phase of partnership will explore how to create more efficiencies in the delivery of the program to further advance Cargill’s commitments to sustainable sourcing of Canadian beef.”

In March TrustBIX announced the signing of Definitive Agreement to acquire 100% of Insight Global Technology Inc. (Insight) for up to 30,000,000 common shares of TrustBIX priced at $0.18 per share. The deal closed successfully as announced on March 7, 2022.

Insight is an early stage company providing solutions to track, protect and identify the movement of high value moveable equipment used in agriculture and other industries. This is quite the expansion for TrustBIX from their core area of food traceability.

TrustBIX CEO Hubert Lau stated: “I am very excited about the acquisition of Insight, which is a major milestone for TrustBIX. We are confident that the acquisition will help us expand our BIX platform, enhance our value in supply chains, and enable us to better serve our clients with a more diversified set of products and services. We believe Insight will assist us to drive growth and shareholder value in the months and years ahead.”

Insight is essentially an asset tracking platform that tracks, identifies, and reports a client’s assets with self-reporting asset trackers.

Insight is a system of record and visualization service for asset tracking and management

Source: Insight website

TrustBIX achieved record annual revenue in 2021

As reported on February 2022, TrustBIX posted first quarter revenue of $422,261 for the last 3 calendar months of 2021. That compares to all of 2021 revenue of C$2.17 million, which was up from C$1.63 million in 2021. You can view here for details on the recent capital raise.

Next steps

TrustBIX states their business strategy is to continue to expand organically and by acquisition. The Company also plans to combine the BIX technology and incentive solutions with Insight’s edge-to-enterprise supply chain solutions.

Alex Barendregt, founder of Insight, stated: “We are more than excited for this great opportunity to bring together our technology platforms to be deployed as a unified solution within TrustBIX. We look forward to closely working with the TrustBIX team in implementing this complimentary line of business.”

Closing remarks

TrustBIX is still relatively small but is growing both organically and via smart acquisitions. The Company now effectively has three platforms – BIX, ViewTrak and Insight. These can be combined to create an ever greater ESG package for companies to trace, track, and manage their supply chain and assets.

TrustBIX trades on a market cap of C$6.6 million. It is still early days for TrustBIX but so far management is doing everything right. One to watch in 2022.




Chris Thompson with Justin Cochrane on Carbon Streaming’s first Blue Carbon Credit Project

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Chris Thompson spoke with Justin Cochrane, Founder, Director and CEO of Carbon Streaming Corporation (NEO: NETZ | OTCQB: OFSTF) about Carbon Streaming’s first blue carbon credit project with MarVivo in Magdalena Bay, Mexico.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Justin explained how the MarVivo Blue Carbon Conservation Project will not only protect mangrove forests but will also protect the marine ecosystem around the mangroves. He went on to provide an update on Carbon Streaming‘s Cerrado Biome Project aimed at protecting native forests and grasslands in the Cerrado biome. Highlighting the strong demand for ESG themed investments, Justin explained how Carbon Streaming is well positioned to benefit from the rising carbon credit prices.

To watch the full interview, click here

About Carbon Streaming Corporation:

Carbon Streaming is a unique ESG principled investment vehicle offering investors exposure to carbon credits, a key instrument used by both governments and corporations to achieve their carbon neutral and net-zero climate goals. Our business model is focused on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects and/or companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with voluntary and/or compliance carbon credits.

The Company invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. Many of these projects will have significant social and economic co-benefits in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential.

To learn more about Carbon Streaming Corporation, click here

Disclaimer: Carbon Streaming Corporation is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.

This interview, which was produced by InvestorIntel Corp. (IIC) does not contain, nor does it purport to contain, a summary of all the material information concerning the “Company” being interviewed. IIC offers no representations or warranties that any of the information contained in this interview is accurate or complete.

This presentation may contain“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and assumptions of the management of the Company as of the date made. They are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and other factors that could cause actual events/results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties, including those that the Company does not know about now or that it currently deems immaterial, may also adversely affect the Company’s business or any investment therein.

Any projections given are principally intended for use as objectives and are not intended, and should not be taken,  as assurances that the projected results will be obtained by the Company. The assumptions used may not prove to be accurate and a potential decline in the Company’s financial condition or results of operations may negatively impact the value of its securities. Prospective investors are urged to review the Company’s profile on Sedar.com and to carry out independent investigations in order to determine their interest in investing in the Company.

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Justin Cochrane from Carbon Streaming with Chris Thompson on accessing the capital markets to help fight climate change

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Chris Thompson spoke with Justin Cochrane, President, CEO and Director of Carbon Streaming Corporation (NEO: NETZ) about the renewed interest in the carbon market and how Carbon Streaming is accessing and leveraging the capital markets to help fight climate change.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Cochrane highlighted the rising carbon credit prices driven by global warming and climate change awareness and added that Carbon Streaming Corporation invests directly into carbon projects around the world, which are either removing carbon from the atmosphere or avoiding the emission of carbon into the atmosphere in exchange for the carbon credits that they’re generating. Justin also provided an update on Carbon Streaming’s recent private placement which had participants from 78 different countries.

To watch the full interview, click here

About Carbon Streaming Corporation:

Carbon Streaming is a unique ESG principled investment vehicle offering investors exposure to the carbon credits market, a key instrument used by both governments and corporations to achieve their carbon neutral and net-zero climate goals. The company’s business model is focused on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects and/or companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with voluntary, and/or compliance, carbon credits.

The Company invests capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. Many of these projects will have significant social and economic co-benefits in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential.

To learn more about Carbon Streaming Corporation, click here

Disclaimer: Carbon Streaming Corporation is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.

This interview, which was produced by InvestorIntel Corp. (IIC) does not contain, nor does it purport to contain, a summary of all the material information concerning the “Company” being interviewed. IIC offers no representations or warranties that any of the information contained in this interview is accurate or complete.

This presentation may contain“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and assumptions of management of the Company as of the date made. They are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and other factors that could cause actual events/results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties, including those that the Company does not know about now or that it currently deems immaterial, may also adversely affect the Company’s business or any investment therein.

Any projections given are principally intended for use as objectives and are not intended, and should not be taken,  as assurances that the projected results will be obtained by the Company. The assumptions used may not prove to be accurate and a potential decline in the Company’s financial condition or results of operations may negatively impact the value of its securities. Prospective investors are urged to review the Company’s profile on Sedar.com and to carry out independent investigations in order to determine their interest in investing in the Company.

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TechMet’s Brian Menell with Jack Lifton on the “extreme supply-demand dislocation” in technology metals due to EV market demand

In this episode of the Critical Minerals Corner with Jack LiftonJack speaks with Brian Menell, Chairman and CEO of TechMet Ltd., about the “extreme supply-demand dislocation” in technology metals as the electric vehicles and energy storage industries accelerate.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Brian went on to say that TechMet is an investment company that invests in projects across the technology metal supply chain adhering to the highest level of ESG standards. With focus on cobalt, lithium, nickel, tin, tungsten, vanadium, and rare earths projects, Brian told InvestorIntel that TechMet is “only metals and mining company with significant direct U.S. government equity participation.” Brian also provided an update on some of the projects that TechMet has invested in which includes the largest lithium-ion battery recycling company in North America and the cheapest producer in the world of electrolytes used in vanadium redox flow batteries.

To watch the full interview, click here

About TechMet Ltd.

TechMet is a private industrial company that is building controlling or significant minority positions in world-class projects across the technology metal supply chain.

To learn more about TechMet Ltd., click here

Disclaimer: This interview, which was produced by InvestorIntel Corp. (IIC) does not contain, nor does it purport to contain, a summary of all the material information concerning the “Company” being interviewed. IIC offers no representations or warranties that any of the information contained in this interview is accurate or complete.

This presentation may contain“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and assumptions of management of the Company as of the date made. They are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and other factors that could cause actual events/results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties, including those that the Company does not know about now or that it currently deems immaterial, may also adversely affect the Company’s business or any investment therein.

Any projections given are principally intended for use as objectives and are not intended, and should not be taken,  as assurances that the projected results will be obtained by the Company. The assumptions used may not prove to be accurate and a potential decline in the Company’s financial condition or results of operations may negatively impact the value of its securities. Prospective investors are urged to review the Company’s profile on Sedar.com and to carry out independent investigations in order to determine their interest in investing in the Company.

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Imperial Mining’s Peter Cashin update on building a North American supply chain for scandium and niobium

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Chris Thompson speaks with Peter Cashin, President and CEO of Imperial Mining Group Ltd. (TSXV: IPG | OTCQB: IMPNF) about Imperial’s Crater Lake scandium and rare earths project. Touching on why these critical materials are valuable for an ESG investor to consider in their portfolio, Analyst Chris Thompson asks a wide range of compelling questions from extraction technology to where Imperial Mining is in the process towards building a North American supply chain for scandium.

Starting with an overview on the competitive applications for scandium and niobium, which includes the lightweighting of steel and aluminum for use in the automotive and aerospace sectors, Peter explains that Imperial Mining is anticipating a 43-101 resource estimation on the TG Zone expected in the next few weeks. Highlighting Crater Lake’s high-grade surface scandium mineralization and ‘very high grades of niobium and tantalum’, Peter explains that a strategic marketing effort in conjunction with a sustainable supply source of these critical materials will most assuredly affect the demand.

To watch the full interview, click here

About Imperial Mining Group Ltd.

Imperial is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on the advancement of its technology metals projects in Québec. Imperial is publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange as “IPG” and on the OTCQB Exchange as “IMPNF” and is led by an experienced team of mineral exploration and development professionals with a strong track record of mineral deposit discovery in numerous metal commodities.

To learn more about Imperial Mining Group Ltd., click here

Disclaimer: Imperial Mining Group Ltd. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.

This interview, which was produced by InvestorIntel Corp. (IIC) does not contain, nor does it purport to contain, a summary of all the material information concerning the “Company” being interviewed. IIC offers no representations or warranties that any of the information contained in this interview is accurate or complete.

This presentation may contain“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and assumptions of management of the Company as of the date made. They are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and other factors that could cause actual events/results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties, including those that the Company does not know about now or that it currently deems immaterial, may also adversely affect the Company’s business or any investment therein.

Any projections given are principally intended for use as objectives and are not intended, and should not be taken,  as assurances that the projected results will be obtained by the Company. The assumptions used may not prove to be accurate and a potential decline in the Company’s financial condition or results of operations may negatively impact the value of its securities. Prospective investors are urged to review the Company’s profile on Sedar.com and to carry out independent investigations in order to determine their interest in investing in the Company.

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Carbon Streaming offers ESG investors exposure to the carbon credits market

Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) investing has become a key theme this decade as companies and governments face greater scrutiny on their behavior by investors. One key part of ESG investing is the environment, and in particular, carbon credit trading.

A ‘carbon credit‘ (also called ‘carbon offset’ or ’emission credit/offset’) is a term for any tradable certificate or permit representing “the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or the equivalent amount of a different greenhouse gas”. Essentially corporations, governments and individuals purchase carbon credits to offset their emissions from other companies that have earned credits from the government for reducing CO2 emissions. One well-known example of carbon credit trading occurred with Fiat Chrysler purchasing about US$2.4 billion worth of carbon credits from EV manufacturer Tesla from 2019 through 2021.

It is quite clear that carbon credit trading is rapidly growing to be a large industry in itself. Over 1,500 companies have announced plans to be “netzero” by 2050 or sooner. Carbon credits are anticipated to be integral to meet these goals, especially in hard to abate sectors such as oil, aviation, steel and cement. Even better is that retail investors can now invest in a carbon credit streaming business.

Today’s company is a listed company that offers a way for investors to invest into the growth of the carbon credit market. They act like an investment vehicle purchasing carbon credit revenue streams in return for an upfront payment. If the value of the carbon credits goes up or can be sold later at a profit then the stream becomes more valuable, thereby potentially boosting the value of the carbon streaming company. Revenues and profits will also depend on the quality and return on investment (“ROI”) of the streaming deals that are made.

How carbon emission trading works and the market size (US$261 billion in 2020) currently dominated by Europe

Source: Carbon Streaming Corporation investor presentation

Carbon Streaming Corporation (NEO: NETZ) (“Carbon Streaming”) is an ESG principled investment vehicle offering investors exposure to carbon credits. Carbon Streaming is among the first publicly traded carbon offset investment companies on any exchange in the world. Carbon Streaming listed on Canada’s NEO exchange on July 26, 2021, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on July 30, 2021 and intends to list on a U.S. stock exchange, such as NASDAQ or the New York Stock Exchange, prior to the end of the year.

Carbon Streaming’s business model is to focus on acquiring, managing and growing a high-quality and diversified portfolio of investments in projects/companies that generate or are actively involved, directly or indirectly, with carbon credits.

The Company states: “Carbon Streaming is actively pursuing streaming arrangements with individuals, companies and governments to stream carbon credits from their assets or properties. We intend to provide investors with a diversified portfolio of carbon credit streams for long-term appreciation without the operational risk. We intend to participate in both the voluntary and compliance carbon markets, and also may make investments related to carbon credits.”

Carbon Streaming has sourced a potential deal pipeline of over US$585 million with its nearterm pipeline valued at approximately US$165 million at target IRRs of 15%+.

Carbon Streaming Corporation near term opportunity pipeline

Source: Carbon Streaming Corporation investor presentation

In recent news on August 3, 2021, Carbon Streaming announced a Carbon Credit Stream Agreement on the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve (a 64,500-hectare peat forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia) and Strategic Partnership with Infinite-EARTH Founders. The Rimba Raya Project, for which InfiniteEARTH has exclusive carbon and marketing rights, is expected to create over 70 million credits over its remaining 20-year crediting period (approximately 3.5 million carbon credits per annum).

Carbon Streaming has now closed the above agreement paying an upfront cash investment of US$26.3 million consisting of US$22.3 million for the Carbon Stream with InfiniteEARTH and US$4.0 million for the strategic alliance agreement with the Founders (for consulting services, carbon project advisory, carbon credit marketing and sales). In return Carbon Streaming will receive:

“InfiniteEARTH will deliver 100% of the carbon credits created by the Rimba Raya Project, expected to be 70 million credits over the next 20 years, less up to 635,000 carbon credits per annum which are already committed to previous buyers. For the first four years, the amounts delivered under the Carbon Stream include 1,000,000 carbon credits per annum at a pre-agreed gross sale price of US$8.50……”

InfiniteEARTH is a Hong Kong-based project development company that develops and manages conservation land banks and provides environmental offsets and corporate social responsibility (CSR) solutions to companies across the globe. The full details of the deal can be viewed here.

Governments have pledged to reduce carbon emissions but as shown on the graph there is still a long way to go

Source: Carbon Streaming Corporation investor presentation

Closing remarks

Carbon credits is already a large business in Europe and it is likely to accelerate globally as governments get tougher on CO2 emissions and investors demand strong ESG efforts from companies. For investors that want to focus on ESG or simply invest money towards supporting carbon credits and hence the environment, then consider Carbon Streaming Corporation.




Carbon Streaming’s Justin Cochrane on offering ESG investors exposure to the carbon credit market

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky speaks with Justin Cochrane, President, CEO and Director of Carbon Streaming Corporation (OTC: MXVDF) about the carbon credit market and accelerating global initiatives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Justin went on to explain how the carbon credit market works and how “Carbon Streaming is taking a proven business model in royalty and stream financing and applying it to the carbon credit world.” With almost half of S&P 500s pricing carbon into their investment decisions, Justin said that carbon credit is a key part of the future. He added that Carbon Streaming invests to accelerate the development of carbon credit projects around the world. With Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (NYSE: OR | TSX: OR) as one of the largest shareholders, Justin said that Carbon Streaming is one of the few public companies focused on carbon space providing ESG investors exposure to the carbon market.

To watch the full interview, click here

About Carbon Streaming Corporation:

Carbon Streaming Corporation is a unique ESG principled investment vehicle offering investors exposure to carbon credits, a key instrument used by both governments and corporations to achieve their carbon neutral and net-zero climate goals. The Company intends to invest capital through carbon credit streaming arrangements with project developers and owners to accelerate the creation of carbon offset projects by bringing capital to projects that might not otherwise be developed. Many of these projects will have significant social and economic co-benefits in addition to their carbon reduction or removal potential.

To learn more about Carbon Streaming Corporation, click here

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