23 September 2022
The winners of Environmental Finance's 2022 Voluntary Carbon Market Awards have been announced.
The annual awards seek to recognise and reward the work of voluntary carbon market specialists, as well as highlighting best practice and thought leadership in the carbon offsetting world.
The winners were selected via an online survey, in which companies were emailed and asked to nominate the leading service providers active in the voluntary carbon markets. Voters were asked to make their judgements on the basis of: efficiency and speed of transaction; reliability; innovation; quality of service provided and influence on the market, not just the volume of transactions handled.
Around 4,000 completed responses were received - double the number of entrants last year and up from 1,500 responses in 2020.
Notable winners included:
- Viridios AI, winner of best Market Innovation, launched by Viridios Capital. The group came runner-up in three categories: Best Advisory/Consultancy, Best Project Developer, Overall and Best Trading Company
- The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM), winner of Best Initiative
- AirCarbonExchange, winner of Best Carbon Exchange – the company's second win.
- Kanaka Management Services, winner of Best Project Developer, Forestry and Land-Use and Best Project Developer, Overall
Environmental Finance spoke to the winners about the market's rapid growth over the last year, about the market's resilience, as well as rising trends they see developing in the future.