Sustainability & Resources

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Sustainability and Resources

Oil and Gas

Blockchain enables new methods of sustainable business in the oil and gas sector, changing how exploration and production companies raise capital and how investors and consumers participate in energy markets. Enabling new ways of tracking waste and carbon, blockchain streamlines age-old processes while improving transparency for all stakeholders.

Ethical Resources

The ethical and sustainable sourcing of natural resources is becoming an increasingly important benchmark for consumers. Blockchain provides these markets with a system to track every transaction within an asset’s lifetime, that can be accessed by all stakeholders in the network.

Recycling and Waste

Dealing with waste means handling a number of issues including accountability at the end destination, paying collectors, and tracking waste shipments. Organizations are creating platforms to address these issues, using blockchain to record and track these transactions.

Want to learn more?

The Blockchain Research Institute and its research contributors have produced a number of reports on the topic of sustainability, including:

  • Oil, Natural Gas, and Blockchain which features the work of Permianchain, who are busy changing how exploration and production companies raise capital and how investors and consumers participate in energy markets (BRI Member-only content!)
  • Diamonds on the Blockchain reviews the work of Everledger to record and identify the provenance of diamonds and encourage sustainable practices in the sourcing of diamonds
  • Blockchain and the Future of Battery Supply Chains covers the challenges facing the cobalt industry and explains how blockchain technology can help by tracking the chain of custody, exposing unethical practices, and improving governance across the cobalt supply chain (BRI Member-only content!)

2019 Sustainability Speakers

Leanne Kemp

Rob Meikle

Dr. James Orbinski

Roanie Levy

Joseph Pallant

Katherine Foster

Anthony Williams

Lawrence Orsini

Jack Spallone

Shannon Grinnell

Adam Lemmon

Michael Torrance

Cameron Chell

Chloé Desmonet

Eden Dhaliwal

Karen Ottoni

Ron Dembo

Andrés Assmus

David Winterstein