ESG1 Joins Forces With GMEX ZERO13 To Facilitate Trade In Tokenized Carbon Credits From Emission Reductions


Zero13, an initiative by GMEX Group aimed at establishing a digital climate fintech aggregation ecosystem, and ESG1, a subsidiary of GuildOne that specializes in innovative digital assets and ESG solutions built on R3’s Corda platform, have announced a groundbreaking partnership. This collaboration will pave the way for the creation of an automated digital pipeline, allowing North American industrial carbon offsets to access high-demand markets in Europe and the Middle East. ESG1’s V10N platform, which handles digital measurement, reporting, verification, and tokenization (MRVT), will integrate with GMEX’s ZERO13 trading hub to offer large-scale, high-integrity carbon credits generated through disruptive emissions removal technologies.

The verification and traceability of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) data play a crucial role in addressing the $100 trillion climate finance gap and demonstrating global progress toward sustainability. This partnership represents a significant step toward the convergence of blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). ZERO13’s automated AI-driven ecosystem, operating on multiple blockchains, engages stakeholders across the carbon generation, registry, and monetization cycle to support a trusted transition to a Net Zero future for governments, corporations, and ESG investment markets.

ESG1 will harness ZERO13’s multi-chain trading and settlement capabilities for its private carbon tokens, which are powered by R3’s Corda platform and Cardano public chain tokens. Based in Alberta, Canada, ESG1 collaborates with leading players in the energy sector, cleantech, and verification to register, verify, and issue digital carbon assets on the blockchain. These assets are enriched with IoT device provenance and AI-driven analytics and reporting.

ESG1 was established by GuildOne, a blockchain company originally focused on the oil and gas industry. GuildOne transitioned its data infrastructure and smart contract technologies to meet the challenges of the energy transition. With a history dating back to 2001, GuildOne has completed award-winning digitalization projects for major oil and gas companies and Indigenous communities. It has also engaged in joint ventures with ExxonMobil, participated in the Blockchain for Energy Consortium, and collaborated with R3 Corda, earning recognition in the 2023 Forbes Blockchain 50.

James Graham, CEO of ESG1 and GuildOne, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “Drawing on our extensive experience in the energy sector, we recognize Alberta as a global leader in advanced measurement and quantification protocols essential for ensuring the integrity and value of carbon markets. We are excited to collaborate with ZERO13 to export these proven Canadian emissions standards worldwide while working together to build automated, scalable, and IoT-integrated carbon markets.”

Hirander Misra, CEO of GMEX Group and ZERO13, emphasized the importance of this collaboration, saying, “Our partnership with ESG1 ensures that buyers can securely acquire high-quality carbon removal credits with end-to-end transparency and trust. This is made possible by combining ESG1’s advanced digital measurement, reporting, verification, and tokenization capabilities with ZERO13’s automated AI-driven trading and settlement network that operates on multiple blockchains. We can also enhance distribution by connecting various registries, exchanges, digital custodians, and participants.”

Todd McDonald, R3’s Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, highlighted the transformative potential of distributed technology in traceability and verification of ESG data. He praised the successful deployment of Corda by ESG1, emphasizing R3’s commitment to enabling an open, trusted, and enduring digital economy.

In conclusion, this partnership between ESG1 and ZERO13 represents a significant step forward in the digitalization and transformation of carbon markets, with the potential to drive global sustainability progress by leveraging blockchain, AI, and IoT technologies. It underscores the importance of verified and traceable ESG data in closing the climate finance gap and achieving a sustainable future.

About GMEX Group Limited:

GMEX Group (GMEX) offers sustainable digital solutions for the new era of global markets. The firm is a leading global provider of multi-asset exchange trading and post-trade software solutions, offering market infrastructure solutions and “network of networks” digital platform services. GMEX addresses the end-to-end regulatory and contract environment needs for issuance, trading, clearing, and settlement across various asset classes, including traditional, digital, and hybrid assets like carbon credits and ESG real-world assets. The company has received several awards, including “Best Development in Fintech of the Year” in 2022 and “Best Solution for Trading Digital Assets” in 2023.

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About ZERO13:

ZERO13, an initiative by GMEX, is an automated AI and blockchain-driven international carbon exchange, registry, and aggregation hub ecosystem. The ZERO13 Hub offers a Platform-as-a-service, providing a distributed point of entry for digital issuance, trading, and settlement of carbon credits and real-world assets such as ESG securities. The ZERO13 Hub connects multiple international carbon exchanges, registries, custodians, and ESG project owners globally, enabling supply verification, transparent pricing, and real-time settlement using APIs and across blockchains enabled by ZERO13 Chain (‘Pyctor’).

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About GuildOne:

Based in Canada, GuildOne leverages the power of blockchain infrastructure and applications to build advanced solutions for complex industrial data management challenges. With a 22-year history of digital innovation in the energy sector, GuildOne has developed pioneering smart contract technologies for the Blockchain for Energy Consortium, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and works with leading technology partners, including R3 and AWS.

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About ESG1:

Launched in 2022 by GuildOne and its strategic cleantech and energy partners, ESG1 is a Canadian climate fintech company with innovative blockchain and AI technologies that streamline and automate industrial progress towards energy transition goals. ESG1’s carbon data verification platform, V10N, leverages the benefits of permissioned/public blockchain interoperability for the digital measurement, reporting, verification, and tokenization of carbon credits and other nature-based solutions. This creates new levels of scalability, market access, and trust for sustainable assets.

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