Digitally interconnecting ESG markets to achieve Net Zero

The leading automated AI and blockchain-driven ecosystem for carbon credits and ESG real world assets

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About ZERO13

ZERO13 is helping to achieve Net Zero by combining AI and blockchain to restore trust in carbon credit markets, addressing greenwashing, double counting, price transparency, vertical silos and market fragmentation.

The ZERO13 team is passionate about its mission and commitment to using Climate Fintech as a catalyst to help decarbonize the world, and achieve carbon neutrality. ZERO13 is the only end-to-end global carbon credits exchange, registry and participant aggregation platform ecosystem that:

Enables supply, verification and transparent pricing for carbon credits

Provides efficient trading, exchange matching and real-time settlement of traditional and digital carbon credits, and other ESG assets

Reduces market friction in a carbon constrained world

Why ZERO13

Our purpose lies in our name

ZERO = the drive to achieve Net Zero.

13 = United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 13, which urges immediate action to combat climate change and its impacts.

What We Do

An automated AI and blockchain-driven international carbon exchange, registry and aggregation hub and ecosystem.

The ZERO13 Hub provides a Platform-as-a-Service which offers a distributed point of entry for digital issuance, trading and settlement of carbon credits and real-world assets such as ESG securities. ZERO13 Hub connects multiple international carbon exchanges, registries, custodians and ESG project owners globally for supply verification, transparent pricing and real-time settlement using APIs and across blockchains enabled by ZERO13 Chain (‘Pyctor’).

The ZERO13 Hub facilitates: 


Digital climate and sustainability markets infrastructure

Carbon Credits

Digital issuance, recording, verification and monitoring of carbon credits 


Transparent pricing, trading, exchange matching and real-time settlement of carbon credits


Advanced cybersecurity technology for end-to-end operational security


Aggregation of global carbon markets (and participants)


Transition of a digital asset niche to a circular economy

SustainaFi – linking sustainability with finance in a unique ‘network of networks’ approach

The ZERO13 Hub is an orchestration layer that leverages synergies and collaborations between market participants – suppliers, buyers, exchanges, registries, custodians, banks, asset managers, corporates, 3rd party networks, climate fintech vendors and ClimateTech firms – enabling carbon market participants to unlock the full potential of carbon credits and related ESG assets.

The Solution

ZERO13 removes inefficiencies and problems in currently fragmented carbon markets, such as fraudulent credits, greenwashing, lack of price transparency, vertical silos and market fragmentation.

With ZERO13, carbon markets participants benefit from:

Increased trust through automated verification, no double counting or green washing

Greater trading and settlement workflow efficiencies from fewer intermediaries, price transparency, integrated silos, and carbon markets aggregation

A solution that understands the market needs of industrial operators, corporates and institutional investors

A solution that enables retail demand to be realized

Key Features & Benefits of the ZERO13 Ecosystem

ZERO13 Registry: An automated AI meta-registry that can assess and monitor progress towards decarbonization goals and ensure controls to detect fraudulent credits & double counting with full disclosure of sustainability disclosure requirements.

ZERO13 Hub: A carbon aggregation hub to connect multiple carbon participants, registries & exchanges across multiple jurisdictions.

ZERO13 Markets: A regulated carbon credits exchange with post trade for price transparency and real time settlement using a hybrid approach (API and blockchain-based), which also supports ESG real-world assets.

ZERO13 Chain: A dedicated blockchain to connect multiple blockchains energy efficiently in a decentralised, secure and scalable fashion ensuring transparency and settlement finality based on immutable data.

ZERO13 Technologies which comprises all IP across ZERO13 Group along with software/ SaaS/PaaS technologies enabling ecosystem participants to run their own services, as well as to connect into the multi-party ZERO13 Hub, as required.

ZERO13 Projects: A trusted supply of projects to unlock and generate a credible supply of carbon credits, which are then issued and registered.

ZERO13 SustainaFi: Green banking finance & ESG asset management – vertically & horizontally integrated Sustainable Finance ‘network of networks’ ecosystem.

Strong Partnerships with buyers as well as with supply-side sellers, vendors, green banking & finance and ESG asset management (from Partners) and multiple government-to-government (G2G) partnership frameworks.

Partners & Key Profiles


ZERO 13 is a wholly owned integral subsidiary of GMEX Group.

GMEX Group (GMEX) offers sustainable digital solutions for the new age of global markets. The firm is a leading global provider of multi-asset exchange trading and post-trade software/software as-a-Service (SaaS) market infrastructure solutions and ‘network of networks’ digital platform services. GMEX addresses end-to-end regulatory and contract environment needs for issuance, trading, clearing and settlement across exchanges and across multiple asset classes including traditional, digital and hybrid assets, including carbon credits and ESG real-world assets.

Nexus Resilience Group is an agile systems integrator and strategic advisory group focused on accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy. Nexus operates as a force multiplier by fusing global knowledge and technology innovation with local expertise to enhance strategic Water, Energy and Food security while creating conditions on the ground for future peace.

Zumo believes everyone should have access to sustainable finance, and that blockchain has the power to deliver this globally. Its mission is to provide a better planet for digital assets, delivering sustainable, accessible and secure ways to unlock the benefits of web3. A values-driven business, Zumo has underlined its commitment to a fairer society and a sustainable planet with an ambitious 2030 net zero strategy encompassing its own business; the blockchains it works with; and the wider digital asset ecosystem. Carbon-neutral since inception, the business is committed to ongoing collaboration in the decarbonisation of the digital assets industry.

Verdana is a Malaysian company that operates a cloud-native dMRV (digital Measurement, Reporting, Verification) platform for GHG Reporting and Carbon Trading, enabled through Blockchain for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in different sectors. Verdana has pioneered digitizing the carbon trade’s pain points and its platform extends the Blockchain’s immutability to remote carbon footprints. Such innovations are critical to restoring credibility to carbon credits — much maligned because of faulty verifications.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

DXC Technology helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses for the past 50 years. TCS believes innovation and collective knowledge can transform all our futures with greater purpose.

IBM integrates technology and expertise, providing infrastructure, software (including market-leading Red Hat) and consulting services for clients as they pursue the digital transformation of the world’s mission-critical businesses.

Alléo Energy is a renewable energy company that develops clean energy facilities converting wood-waste into 100% renewable high value commodities in a carbon negative process such that circular economies are created in rural communities. Our state-of-the-art process turns excess wood chips into energy resources and high value commodities that can be refined into various energy products (SAF, Diesel, etc) as well as natural soil and plant ameliorants (Biochar & Wood Vinegar). While taking a relatively quiet approach, we are forging a path for seismic and unparalleled changes in the energy and agro-industrial spaces.

Pay DIRT, LLC invests for the future in American agricultural land. We partner with local farmers, public and private researchers and innovators to evolve and improve long-term soil health and enhance terrestrial carbon sequestration using natural methods. Our goal is to acquire and improve over 10,000 acres of US land before 2026.

Tokenovate is a UK-based financial services company providing distributed financial market infrastructure, enabling programmatic lifecycle event management of the pre-trade to post-trade workflow for OTC and Exchange traded derivatives.

ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association) achieves its mission by representing all market participants globally, promoting high standards of commercial conduct that enhance market integrity, and leading industry action on derivatives issues.

The Seychelles-based Securities, Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (“SECDEX”) is a market infrastructure ecosystem located in the Seychelles. It is a multi-asset hybrid exchange combining the benefits of a digital exchange with those of a traditional exchange. It focuses on securities, debt, spot commodities and derivatives contracts in traditional and digital tokenised form.

The Universal Carbon Registry (UCR) Standard and Platform aims to introduce better carbonomics with the next-generation model of mining voluntary non-compliance carbon credits from a wide range of green projects that is far more efficient, faster, cheaper, de-centralized in transfer and convenient for every small green project owner aiming to decarbonize the economy.

Eco-Consortium is a Verdana subsidiary that integrates Verdana’s Measurement, Reporting, Verification (dMRV) engine with equity partner Eco-Registry’s carbon registry services to provide digital infrastructure for national and voluntary sector registries, to support sovereign commitments in reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Eco-Consortium also connects to voluntary market carbon standard bodies, including CerCarbono. Additionally Eco-Consortium connects to the World Bank sponsored Carbon Action Data Trust (CAD Trust) that provides a metadata layer to connected entities. This helps Eco-Consortium tag carbon credits as compliant with Article 6.2 of the Paris Rule Book, i.e., prevent double counting of lowered GHG emissions.

EnverX is solving the problem of inefficient and opaque traditional financing methods for early stage sustainability projects by offering a digital, transparent, and secure solution for project financing and trading. EnverX’s mission is to unlock capital and accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy by providing a digital platform for project financing and carbon credit trading, while promoting transparency and efficiency in the market. EnverX’s vision is to become the leading platform for digital financing and trading solutions for carbon credits and other commodities, bridging capital to the planet by unlocking investment capital for early-stage projects and providing a fair and transparent marketplace for trading future carbon credits.

The CarbonCX platform offers new approach to the automated collection, verification, aggregation and processing of accurate telemetry data related to voluntary carbon emission reductions. Each of these efforts are checked against of a variety of recognized and accepted methodologies and protocols. CarbonCX then automatically generates proprietary digital Carbon Reduction Credits™ (“CRCs™”) using secure blockchain technology for the purposes of easy carbon asset management, reporting transparency, and monetization

Carboless Pvt. Ltd. Is bringing ace thought-leadership to your decarbonization journey. One-stop innovative solutions and integrated services to our clients with combined science and engineering expertise to provide carbon avoidance, carbon reduction, carbon sequestration and carbon offsetting in order to achieve carbon neutrality. Carboless can develop customized sustainability and ESG strategies that achieve net-zero and circularity goals in compliance with 2050 targets. We have circularity roadmaps for business, corporates, that protect shareholder value, create opportunities for growth and innovation, and set the foundation for long-term success.

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, creating new levels of scalability, market access, and trust for sustainable assets.

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

R3 is a leading provider of enterprise technology and services that enable the secure exchange of value in regulated industries where trust is critical. Multi-party solutions developed on our platform Corda harness the “Power of 3″—R3’s distributed trust technology, connected networks and regulated markets expertise—to drive transformation in digital finance.

HalaZone is an environmental consulting firm that helps energy companies reduce their carbon footprint by integrating green technologies with big data engineering. We build robust and effective carbon reduction strategies that work, and we provide financing options and consultancy services to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals.

Zilliqa Group provides world-class Web3 and blockchain infrastructure as its core. The Group’s mission is to facilitate industries, governments, and entrepreneurs’ seamless transition into Web3 and the spatial web, delivering secure and sustainable solutions that drive the creation of immersive products and experiences.

Plato is an open intelligence and data repository that unlocks the power of Vertical Search in a highly scalable and secure way. The platform is designed to provide an ultra-secure environment to consume sector specific real-time data intelligence across 27 Verticals and 27 Languages. Plato’s Web3 Search seamlessly connects users with thousands of Defi Applications via a single interface.

Leadership Team

Hirander has extensive electronic trading and FinTech expertise spanning 25 years, with successful syndication to investors and substantial exits.

He is Co-Founder of GMEX Group and one of the Top 10 influential business leaders of blockchain technology in the All-Party Parliamentary Group 2018 and 2021 reports on the UK Blockchain industry. He is also In LATTICE80’s Top 100 influencer list for the UN Sustainable Developments Goal agenda for pioneering blockchain technology solutions. He is featured in the Financial Technologist 2019 list of the 50 most game changing founders of FinTech companies.

Tony has substantial digital transformation consulting, FinTech capital markets and blockchain technology experience with extensive board and C-level expertise. He is Co-Founder of GMEX Group GMEX Group and responsible for all technology related delivery and oversight.

Emmanuel has spent over 25 years in the Financial Markets world. After heading the Capital Market business unit at Atos Group, offering technology and services to trading rooms and equity brokerage firms, he led the international sales of AtosEuronext, the product suite of which entailed trading, clearing & settlement systems. He also spent more than 7 years at LCH.Clearnet.

Aleksandr is an accomplished technology leader with more than 12+ years of experience in creating and bringing new software technologies to international markets. Previously as Chief Technologist at DXC Luxoft, he managed the global Blockchain & Digital Identity practice as part of wider consultancy group across the organisation.

Board Advisors

Richard has more than 20 years experience in markets, markets technology and the evolution of market structure gained from holding a range of senior positions at leading international trading venues. Richard has provided the business leadership and vision for the development of the cash equity market, trading products, and cash and derivatives trading platforms at two of the world’s top 10 exchanges.

Karima has over 20 years’ TMT venture investment, corporate finance and industry operator experience, leading endeavours for private venture, mid-cap through to large global technology corporations such as Verizon and Cisco. Karima is a Managing Director at CEA Group’s London office, an Investment Banking and PE business based in the US and the UK. Prior Co-Founder &  Partner of a UK technology VC fund. Founder of Northbright Capital, engaged in corporate venture capital in sectors such as Data Analytics / AI, Cybersecurity, Cloud & IoT.

Lew is the CEO and founder of Nexus Resilience Group, a company developing decentralized, circular Water, Energy and Food solutions to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

A native of South Africa and former US Marine officer, he previously advised US ambassadors in 16 countries across the MESA region on operational risk issues. He has 20 years of experience building and leading cross-functional teams in the Middle East, Southeast & Southwest Asia, and Southern Africa.


Asad is a 25-year veteran of the investment banking industry, including 15 years in Asia. Until 2008 he was the Managing Director and Country Head in India for US investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald. Asad started his career in 1990 with Citibank in New York, then Tokyo and London. In Hong Kong, he worked for Japan’s Daiwa Bank, and served as Division Director and Head of Asian Equities for Australia’s Macquarie Bank; following which he launched NYSE-listed institutional brokerage Investment Technology Group in Asia as regional CEO.

Krish serves as the Founder and CEO of Zasti Agritech., a carbon tech company with a focus on decarbonizing diverse businesses through advanced analytics and artificial intelligence interventions. Krish has been involved in environmental management for over three decades with strong experience in the development of comprehensive environmental applications in sectors including Agriculture.

Anoop is Co-Founder of the Open Sustainability Collaborative accelerating sustainability through innovation, partnership and collaboration. Currently also specialising in developing innovative products and services relating to blockchain, IoT and sovereign identity technologies. Anoop was formerly the Global Blockchain Segment Leader in AWS’s Partner Organization and Cisco’s Global Blockchain Leader, focused on identifying disruptive technologies and accelerating their adoption through co-development, co-innovation, and partnerships.

Anthony is the Head of Strategy of Nexus Resilience Group and a leading authority on growing technology innovation ecosystems to secure strategic water, energy and food resources. Former Deputy Governor of the World Water Council and advisor to the Arab Water Security Strategy Working Group. Developed a methodology to assess Water & Energy as corporate risks; advised financial services groups like Deutsche Bank, Chase Manhattan, JP Morgan, and Investec Securities on resource security risk mitigation. Previously advised Mikhail Gorbachev and US Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, on strategic water security.


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