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Climate and Sustainability

Climate and Sustainability

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Businesses, organizations and individuals have come together to tackle the issue of climate change – a fundamental problem affecting every person on the planet, regardless of where they live or what they do.

Only IHS Markit unites comprehensive data, expertise and digital tools to help customers make informed decisions about climate change in a meaningful, measurable way. Our purpose is bringing clarity to clients' positions in a net zero economy and carving a path to a better world through transparent information.

The bedrock of our expertise is an ecosystem of data-driven ESG and climate-focused products and services – spanning analytics, models, benchmark indices, research and consulting. Our holistic approach spans and connects key industries – energy, financial services, transportation, natural resources, regulatory and more – in order to:

  • Help clients reduce emissions through compliance with clean fuels and carbon reduction programs such as RFS2, LCFS, Cap-and-Trade and RGGI;
  • Provide measurable benchmarks throughout the value chain to assist clients navigate toward a greener world;
  • Lead the climate and sustainability dialogue through events that build greater understanding of the challenges and solutions to achieving net zero.

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Climate & Sustainability Products & Solutions

Climate and Emissions

Long-term integrated climate scenarios to 2050, understanding of greenhouse gases (GHG), and insight into the energy transition

Clean Energy Technology

Low carbon supply chains of the future: batteries and energy storage; carbon capture, utilization and storage, hydrogen and renewable gas; solar PV; and onshore and offshore Wind

Power and Renewable Energy Markets

Market fundamentals, with innovative analytics and data to assess project, market and operational metrics and trends in the power and renewable energy sectors

Investing in Energy

Energy advisory for financial institutions: Comprehensive analysis of macro, industry, and company drivers shaping investment in conventional and renewable energy markets

Global and Renewable Gases

Short-term market monitoring and long-term strategy decisions for gas, LNG, and renewable gas markets

Integrated Energy View by Region

Market fundamentals, climate policies, and fuels competition in main geographies worldwide, short term out to 2050

ESG Platforms, Data, and Analytics

Make better informed environmental, social and governance investment decisions.

Mobility and Energy Future

Insight, analysis, and data to keep you ahead of the curve in understanding how regulations, technology, new business models, and consumers are impacting oil, energy demand, and the automotive industry plus its supply chain.

Biofuels

Integrated intelligence for the biofuels sector including market reporting, price assessment, trends analysis, and medium to long-term fundamentals-based forecasting across the biofuels value chain.

Plastics Circularity

Comprehensive, scenario-based evaluations of how the plastics value chain is expected to transition from a linear to a circular economy.

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Experts

Andreas Posavac

Mr. Posavac runs a global team that supports companies and their C-suite and Investor Relations teams as well as their banking and legal advisers with market intelligence, risk analytics and advisory services focused on institutional investors in the lead up to M&A transactions, general meetings or special situations. His team also works with companies to develop a coherent ESG and engagement strategy to follow legal and industry best practice standards and take advantage of the opportunities in sustainable investments and increased ESG integration. Mr. Posavac has deep knowledge of the ESG and corporate governance sensitivities of institutional investors, their relationships to external advisors as proxy advisory and ESG rating firms and can help stakeholders better understand how to address governance and ESG in order to have the greatest impact in minimizing risks and maximizing opportunities in the current capital markets landscape.

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Daniel Yergin, Ph.D.

The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "The Prize," and "The Quest," Dr. Yergin is vice chairman of IHS Markit and founded IHS CERA (now part of IHS Markit). He is an authority on energy, international politics and economics. His awards include Lifetime Achievement from the Prime Minister of India and the United States Energy Award for lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

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Atul Arya, Ph.D.

Dr. Arya is Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist at IHS Markit. He is responsible for integrating energy content, analysis and insights across the entire energy value chain and for c-suite client engagements. His areas of expertise include business strategy, commercial analysis, oil markets, energy technologies, climate change and renewables. He has previously led Energy Insight, Research and Analysis and Energy Research teams at IHS Markit. Dr. Arya previously worked for BP for over 20 years in a number of operational, business, technical and strategic positions around the world. His career includes international leadership experience in a diverse array of energy fields spanning strategy development, business planning, field operations and technology commercialization. His experience includes leadership in solar energy development as well as oil and gas. Dr. Arya has previously served on boards of several companies and institutions and is member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies and is 25+ year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a sought-after speaker and moderator at public conferences, company boards and industry events and a member of the CERAWeek leadership team.He holds B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in engineering.

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Eduard Sala de Vedruna

Mr. Sala de Vedruna and his team deliver competitive strategy and market analysis to developers, utilities, and renewables equipment manufacturers on key trends and market opportunities. He is the author of numerous IHS Markit reports, including analyses of business models and competitive strategies employed by equipment manufacturers, utilities, and developers in the global renewables sector. Mr. Sala de Vedruna has more than 17 years of consulting and research experience in the energy sector with a focus on market analysis and competitive strategy, particularly with the global renewables market. He has worked on numerous tailored consulting assignments providing strategic advice and recommendations. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he was responsible for market research and management consulting at International Venture Consultants, where he contributed to a variety of projects for major oil and gas companies. Mr. Sala de Vedruna holds a degree in economics from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is based in Paris and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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Edurne Zoco, Ph.D.

Dr. Zoco provides experience, analysis, and actionable insight to our customers on the solar PV supply chain and the development of global demand for PV and its role in the wider energy transition. She contributes to a broad range of deliverables across the research team, including both subscription products and custom research and consulting projects. Dr. Zoco has been involved in the solar industry for over a decade and has presented at leading industry events and conferences since 2007. Prior to joining IHS Markit, she was employed by Trina Solar, a leading PV manufacturer where she held global positions within corporate and strategic marketing. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, United States. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

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Roger Diwan

Mr. Diwan has more than 25 years of experience in advising governments, oil and gas companies, and financial institutions on oil markets, geopolitics of oil, and assessment of the strategic shifts of the global oil and gas industry. He leads a team of analysts and strategists to advise asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, and investment banks by providing customized analysis on the oil and gas industry. Recently, Mr. Diwan has been focusing on strategies that investors are implementing to capture value in the energy sector and the implications of the decapitalization of the oil and gas sector and capitalization of the energy transition. He still leads analysis on topics as varied as the global exploration outlook, the geopolitical impact of US shales, China's energy outlook, or the changing strategies of the Gulf national oil companies. Mr. Diwan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Sorbonne University, France, and master's degrees from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, United States, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris, France.

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Kurt Barrow

Mr. Barrow is head of research for crude oil markets, NGLs, refining, and petrochemical feedstocks and has responsibility for joint mobility research with IHS Markit automotive. He leads research activitiies for oil demand forecasting, scenario planning, refining economics, and price forecasting. He supports executives and corporate boards with views on energy transition, refining/petrochemical integration, and market developments in the crude oil and refining sectors. Mr. Barrow began his career as a refining engineer at Exxon and holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.

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Michael Stoppard

Mr. Stoppard is responsible for the development and coordination of IHS Markit's global and interregional coverage of pipeline gas markets and LNG. His expertise also includes long-term scenario planning and the role of natural gas in the Energy Transition. Mr Stoppard has advised some of the world's largest LNG projects across continents. He is a regular speaker and moderator at major C-suite conferences including ADIPEC, the ATCE, CERAWeek, GasTech, SPIEF, and the World Gas Conference. He is the author of numerous IHS Markit reports, including "Two Visions of the Future of LNG," "European Natural Gas: The New Configuration, and "The New Map of Global Gas." He is co-author of the landmark paper "Exploring the Efficient Frontier: A Global Perspective on the Gas & Renewables Partnership". Previously he led the global gas team at IHS Markit CERA (now part of IHS Markit), where he set up the research and consulting business of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Earlier, he had been a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) where he led the gas program. In addition, he served as a parliamentary special advisor for the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee in the United Kingdom, and as a consultant to the World Bank. Mr. Stoppard holds an honors degree from the University of York, United Kingdom.

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Nick Lowes

He focuses on solving complex customer challenges by combining IHS Markit data, research and analytical capabilities to create high value solutions, which can be embedded in customer workflows. He has over 30 years of experience across a broad range of oil and gas company activities, working as an advisor to many national and international oil and gas companies and governments on issues ranging from national energy policy to E&P strategy development. His high value consulting assignments for global clients include investment and technology strategies, market analysis, project development plans and operational improvements. He has led reorganization and process re-engineering exercises, and has designed and implemented corporate-level and project-level management systems. He has worked with companies in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia, Central and East Asia and South America. Mr. Lowes was formerly a principal with Strategic Decision Group's oil and gas practice prior to its acquisition by IHS Markit. Previously, he was a senior manager with the management consulting firm Arthur D Little Ltd., and spent 15 years in engineering and project management for major oil and gas projects where he held positions with both operators and engineering companies in UK, Australia, Malaysia and Oman. Mr. Lowes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences from Cambridge University and a Master of Science in Engineering Geology from Imperial College, London University, both UK. He completed his MBA with the UK Open University Business School and he is a Member of the UK Energy Institute.

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Shankari Srinivasan

Ms. Srinivasan has specific expertise in global gas market fundamentals analysis, price forecasting, company strategy and scenario planning. She has authored numerous reports. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Srinivasan was Head of Energy Fundamentals at Centrica in the United Kingdom. She has covered the European gas market for many years and authored a number of reports as researcher and then leader of the European gas practice at CERA, which is now part of IHS Markit. She has also assessed the European and Russian gas markets with the International Energy Agency. Ms. Srinivasan previously worked at a New York brokerage firm as a corporate equity analyst. She holds three degrees from US Universities, a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, a Master of Science from New York University, and a Master of Science from University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

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Susan Farrell

Ms. Farrell heads the IHS Markit Energy and Climate Scenarios, which project three different integrated trajectories for oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, nuclear, and other energy sources out to 2050 at a global and key country level. Net zero cases outlooks that meet the Paris Climate targets are also included under two different sets of assumptions. These integrated scenarios and net zero cases provide energy transition outcomes for fuel changes and GHG emissions that include different climate policy, technolgy and cost assumptions. She also directs the Executive Briefings for Energy service, which provides summaries of IHS Markit views across the energy sector and includes Industry Outlook briefings. Ms. Farrell has extensive experience delivering executive and boards of directors presentations discussing the outlook for energy industry drivers, markets, emissions and company strategies. Previously, Ms. Farrell led the global strategy groups of two major energy service sector companies. She lived and worked in Europe for more than 10 years and traveled extensively in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Ms. Farrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University and an MBA with a specialization in finance from Boston University, United States.

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Sam Wilkinson

Mr. Wilkinson coordinates and contributes to a wide range of custom research, consulting, and advisory projects, in addition to continued contributions to the team's syndicated research products. His areas of expertise are solar PV, battery technology and supply chain, and battery energy storage (for grid applications).Upon joining the team in 2008, He was responsible for researching the photovoltaic (PV) inverter market and the PV module and polysilicon supply chain, working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analysis on these markets. He has also been responsible for establishing primary research reports focusing on solar demand and policy, complementing IHS Markit extensive research of the complete PV supply chain. Building on his experience in the solar research team, Mr. Wilkinson established the Clean Energy Technology team's coverage of energy storage in 2012, covering a wide range of topics within this fast-developing sector, including the development of battery technology and the battery supply chain. Mr. Wilkinson's analysis and commentary is regularly published by leading PV and energy industry media and the global press. He has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences and previously worked in structural engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree in math and engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

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Xizhou Zhou

Mr. Zhou has expertise in power and renewable market fundamentals analysis and forecasting, power market design and policy analysis, renewable energy business models, and company strategies, among other areas. He previously headed the firm's Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables practice in Asia Pacific while based in Beijing, where he significantly expanded the group's research and consulting coverage across the region with new teams established in Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Delhi, Penang, and Brisbane. Mr. Zhou began his career at IHS Markit through one of its predecessor companies, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), as part of its Emerging Markets and Global Power groups in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before that, he worked as a consultant on regulatory economics for Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston and as a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish, Mr. Zhou holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Environmental Management, both from Yale University in the United States. He serves as an editorial board member of China Petroleum Society's official journal, Guoji Shiyou Jingji (International Petroleum Economics). He is currently based in Washington, DC.

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