Yolande Smit

Partnerships Manager

Yolande is a multi-skilled relationship builder.

Driven by her passion for people and travel she embarked on a journey 8 years ago that saw her travel the world and work with people from diverse cultural and national backgrounds. All while building lasting and valuable relationships along the way.

Not wanting to be far from the place she called home for so long, she now lives in Jeffreys Bay. Where the waves rank among the best in the world.

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September 20, 2022

Nanotechnology’s Impact on Climate Solutions

Director of The University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute and co-founder of two innovative material companies, Brian A. Korgel will give us insight into the topic of nanotechnologies and their role in climate science.

September 14, 2022

SCB Group: On Site in Africa

Rupert sits down with Kevin McGeeney, CEO of SCB Group, to discuss the amazing developmental work SCB is supporting in Africa. From Senegal to Malawi, SCB is proving the sceptics wrong regarding the developmental benefits of carbon offsets to vulnerable communities. Kevin and his team are proof that climate, development and economic drivers can intersect.

September 14, 2022

Climate Vault: Addressing VCM Concerns with an Innovative Compliance Market Approach

Climate Vault is an innovative non-profit from the University of Chicago using compliance offsets as a tool to fund cutting-edge sequestration projects. CEO Michael Greenstone joins us for a conversation about how Carbon Vault is upending the funding of carbon capture projects via a donor model where carbon offsets enable his firm to sign multi-year offtake agreements rather than providing equity or grant capital.

September 14, 2022

Carbon Growth: Myth-Busting Voluntary Carbon Markets

Rich Gilmore, CEO of Carbon Growth Partners, tackles some of the myths and misconceptions about the VCM, and addresses how to optimise financial returns and climate impact in an evolving market.

September 14, 2022

Toucan: The Backbone of Carbon Tokenization

The Toucan Protocol is the backbone for over 100 blockchain firms striving to bring efficiency to carbon markets. Julian Sommer, the CEO and founder of Toucan, sits down with Vandana Sebastian of S&P Platts to discuss how Web 3 can revolutionize offsets from both a demand and supply perspective. Toucan is on a mission to make Defi work for the Earth.

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