Michael Berends

CEO and Co-Founder, ClearBlue Markets

Michael Berends is the CEO and Co-Founder of ClearBlue Markets, an award-winning advisory firm focused on compliance and voluntary carbon markets. ClearBlue Markets is the creator of the pioneering AI-enabled carbon intelligence platform, ClearBlue Vantage. Michael’s two decades of experience in carbon markets span policy, strategy, transactions, market analysis, and offset development. He has executed thousands of global carbon product deals and developed pricing and risk management strategies for emitters in over 50 countries across compliance and voluntary markets.

Under his leadership, ClearBlue supports hundreds of companies globally to take strategic actions, manage risk, and unlock value by effectively utilizing carbon markets.

Before ClearBlue, Michael worked at Barclays Capital, Vattenfall Energy Trading, and ICL Ltd. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Amsterdam.