November 1, 2022 – St. Louis, MO —
Today, Tolam Earth announced the appointment of Matthew Lawrenson as Chief Strategy Officer, the new marketplace for digital environmental assets. Tolam allows companies to identify, price, buy, and sell carbon offsets and other climate assets — and will be led by Lawrenson in its final phases of development and commercialization.
A professional innovator with 78 granted patents, Lawrenson was selected to oversee the team creating Tolam’s digitized measurement, reporting and verification platform. Tolam ensures that finance flows to projects around the world reducing carbon from the atmosphere, while helping corporations to quantify and report the impact of their sustainability investments.
“Before we announce Tolam’s entrance into the voluntary carbon markets at COP 27 in Egypt, we are excited to welcome Matthew Lawrenson as he brings expertise and defined leadership talent to the company,” said Tolam CEO Matthew Porter. “His unparalleled capability to apply technology to solve unique problems will be invaluable in launching the solution-driven platform which the carbon markets have needed, but never before seen.”
Lawrenson previously guided the creation of two startups; a fabless semiconductor chip company making processors for smartphone cameras and one bringing ML/AI to the invention process. He most recently directed the Products and Innovation team at Object Computing, Inc, and is also a guest lecturer at IMD, EPFL and ETZ Universities. He holds an MBA and PhD in Applied Physics and has lived and worked in seven countries.
“I am honored to enter this role at a critical time when Tolam is registering initial corporate buyers and carbon offset project credit sellers into the online marketplace,” says Lawrenson. “I look forward to bringing the platform to the project development and Fortune 1000 audiences for streamlined, systematized, and transparent transactions of the most impactful carbon offset projects around the world.”
Built on the Hedera Hashgraph, the most used enterprise-grade public network, Tolam leverages the distributed, public ledger to ensure all data in the ecosystem is digitally sourced and auditable. With its price discovery and auto-purchasing mechanisms, Tolam drives optimal liquidity and pricing to all market participants. Tolam was developed by two global technological forerunners — Object Computing Inc. and the HBAR Foundation.
About Tolam Earth:
Tolam Earth is a digital marketplace to identify, price, buy, and sell carbon assets. All data in the ecosystem is transparent, digitally sourced, and auditable. With the price discovery and auto-purchasing mechanisms of Tolam, we drive optimal liquidity and pricing to all market participants. Tolam leverages the Hedera Hashgraph, the most used enterprise-grade public network, for corporations to quantify and report the impact of their sustainability investments.