London and New York, NY - Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, today announced that Markit Environmental Registry has been voted Best Registry Provider for the third consecutive year by the readers of Environmental Finance in the publication’s Voluntary Carbon Markets Survey 2012.
Kathy Benini, Managing Director and Head of Markit Environmental, said: “We’re proud that the readers of Environmental Finance have again recognised our ongoing commitment to environmental markets with this award for the Best Voluntary Carbon Registry. We continue to work with governments and major market participants globally to promote flexibility, rigour and transparency in emerging environmental markets, across both voluntary and regulated programmes.”
The Markit Environmental Registry lists almost 70 million environmental credits across 20 market-based standards and programmes for customers in more than 50 countries. The Registry is critical infrastructure for the global carbon, water and biodiversity markets enabling participants to track environmental projects and issue, transact, and retire serialised environmental credits with maximum traceability and confidence.
In the past year, Markit has enhanced the security, usability features and reporting functions of the Registry. The company also expanded the Markit Auction Platform to handle the unique requirements of multiple types of environmental credits, including emission permits and water quality credits.
An overview of new developments in the voluntary carbon markets and the award winners named by Environmental Finance can be found at http://www.markitenvironmental.com.
The results of the survey are available at http://www.environmental-finance.com.
Notes to Editors:
Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,300 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial marketplace. For more information, see: www.markit.com
About Markit Environmental
Markit’s Environmental business provides infrastructure, services and customised solutions to participants in the voluntary and regulated environmental markets. The award-winning Markit Environmental Registry lists the majority of leading environmental market standards and provides customers with a unique portfolio approach to managing all their carbon, water and biodiversity assets in one place. The Markit Auction Platform is a state of the art service for auctioning a full array of financial assets, including multiple types of environmental credits, such as emission permits and water quality credits. For more information, see: www.markitenvironmental.com