Brad Handler

Brad Handler is the Program Manager for the Sustainable Finance Lab at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. The SFL is dedicated to fostering more private institutional investment in decarbonization; its work can be found on its landing page. Brad comes to Payne following 20 years as a Wall Street equity research analyst in the oil and gas sector.

Latest Articles From Brad Handler
12 December 2023
Transition finance advances at COP28
Announcements made during climate talks signal progress on several fronts when it comes to unlocking finance to support the energy transition
21 November 2023
Align the VCM with internal carbon pricing
Companies can boost confidence in the voluntary market by using their internal carbon prices as reference points against which to measure the implied climate contribution of their purchased offsets
27 October 2023
VCMs’ other fragmentation problem
The growing number of individual national carbon exchanges threatens to fragment much needed liquidity
27 September 2023
UAE gets behind carbon markets
Investment in African offsets and ambitions to create a trading hub demonstrate Mideast Gulf state’s commitment to growing markets
8 August 2023
Olympus deal is key first for RSG market
Long-term deal signed by Olympus Energy marks breakthrough for emerging market for responsibly sourced gas
27 June 2023
A new attempt at building a carbon futures market
Climate Impact X is the latest operator to try to foster exchange-based trade in voluntary carbon credits
19 May 2023
Harnessing the VCM to retire orphaned oil and gas wells
The American Carbon Registry launches methodology for tradeable offsets generated from plugging abandoned wells in the US
4 May 2023
Avoiding old geopolitical paradigms for new energy challenges
The US needs critical minerals for the energy transition, but its strategy for securing supplies should not mirror its approach to fossil fuels
31 March 2023
Voluntary carbon markets’ growth challenges
Conference participants voice concerns over public perception and difficulties integrating carbon instruments into broad investment portfolios
21 February 2023
Change Gfanz to save it
Investor alliance must reconcile push for decarbonisation with responsibility to maximise returns for clients
7 February 2023
Nature-based carbon offset momentum defies critics
A recent trend towards offset crediting at a jurisdictional level is raising funds at a much larger scale than traditional project-based programmes
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