09 December 2016
Environmental Finance is proud to announce the winners in its 17th Annual Market Rankings.
With a little over 600 votes cast this year, the awards honour the expertise, endeavour and ingenuity of the leading brokers, traders and intermediaries in the environmental markets.
The Rankings are the largest and most closely watched poll of sentiment across the carbon, renewable energy certificates (RECs), weather risk and catastrophe risk markets.
The winners are selected by votes from clients and other market participants, which judge that they have provided the best service over the past 12 months.
"It's been a tough year for many environmental markets," said Peter Cripps, editor of Environmental Finance. "And it's a testament to the winners that they navigated 2016's difficult conditions, so that they not only survived, but thrived, and are now well positioned to go from strength to strength."
This year's winners include market stalwarts such as Baker & McKenzie, which again dominated the winners' table, bagging eight awards.
Also making a strong showing are Evolution Markets and Endurance Global Weather, which each brought home five awards for the second year running.
Karbone doubled its clutch from last year's awards, also bagging four gongs, including Best Broker for North American RECs, for a second year running.
California-based carbon offsetter Bluesource, also made a strong showing in this year's awards, wining Best Offset Originator for North American Markets (California) and Best Project Developer North American Markets (All).
South Pole Group, which last featured in the awards five years ago, made an explosive return to the this year, winning in four categories including Best Trading Company EU RECs.
This year also saw several new entrants break into the awards.
These include Meteo Protect, which won joint Best Broker, Weather Risk Europe alongside Willis Towers Watson.
Law firm Chadbourn & Parke also made its debut in the awards this year, winning joint Best Law Firm for North American RECs, alongside Baker & McKenzie.
Nephila Capital, also won Best Trading Company/Investor for Catastrophe Risk Management – Globally for the seventh year in a row.
Other winners in this year's awards were; 3Degrees, ETS Markets, Redshaw Advisors, DNV GL, ICE Futures Europe, Vitol, Ruby Canyon Engineering, Kanaka Management Services, EPIC Sustainability Services, Enegia Group, TFS Green, Element Markets, AIR Worldwide, Reed Smith, Choice Energy, Aon Benfield, CQ Partners and Speedwell.