Episode 1
Commodities Legends and Market Builders

Robert Friedland on Grading, Trading, and Responsibly Producing Commodities

Robert Friedland

Robert Friedland, a Renaissance man who founded several successful mining, technology and entertainment companies, speaks to host Erik Townsend openly about his views about the what, who and how of the global energy transition and meeting the energy demand of future generations.

About the episode

With world leaders rapidly reacting to climate change concerns, governments are developing policy to support the energy transition towards renewables and decarbonizing the world’s energy sources. How crucial are metals like aluminium, copper and nickel, to the global energy transition?

What to listen for

— Why copper will be the winning commodity in coming years

— Singapore wants to be the world leader in revolutionizing the market for trading clean energy

— Abaxx Technologies, a private startup to revolutionize electronic commodity markets

Hosted By

Erik Townsend

Sponsored by

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.