about us

our programme

A SCIENTIFIC WAY OF IMPROVING THE WORLD

We make conversion capacity assessments based on SCIENCE. The questions When, Where and How are answered through independent assessment by our scientific partners. Given that this metric uses a combination of satellite data and advanced algorithms linked to the largest physical global data base of terrestrial carbon sinks, our information is undoubtedly UP TO DATE AND ACCURATE. Moreover, we get the added perspective of an independent physical audit as executed by third-party inspectors to verify our data.

PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC METHODS

For measurement of real scientifically verified carbon sequestration, using latest global satellite data and AI-based algorithms.

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS & SCIENTIFIC ASSESSORS

Global Science Network including members contributing to the UN’s IPCC Report, which also includes NASA, ESA, Jet Propulsion Lab, ETHZ, GOOGLE and others.

THE CARBON SINK MODEL

Only terrestrial carbon sinks regularly convert CO2 into Oxygen. But the exact amounts vary quite substantially from location to location owing to various factors/reasons.

We plan on bridging this disparity. That is to say, to make reality a reliable statement on the conversion capacity of any given stretch of land or sea, we are working together with the scientific community and several world class research institutions.

Our lead scientific partner is the Crowther Lab Research Group. Building on peer reviewed research, they have developed the “Carbon Sink Model” which provides data on the carbon storage capacity for every square kilometer of every terrestrial location on Earth. With a knowledge base that involves research collaborations with the world’s leading research institutions, such as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, the Max Planck Society and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization behind the Carbon Sink Model, its accuracy and efficiency is indisputable.


Our Process

Convertor / Seller

Emitter/ Buyer

1
Assess

Carbon Sink sequestration scientifically assessed over a 12-month period.

2
Upload

Seller account in TAO credited with equivalent Green, Blue or Yellow GAYA tokens. 

3
Select

Buyer selects Sellers.

GAYAs purchased based on: Price, Geo location, SDGs.. 

4
Purchase

Buyer purchases GAYAs from a seller/s of their choice.

Transaction Reposrt issued.

5
Balance

Buyer identifies GAYAs needed to balance a Specific Carbon Footprint.

Selected GAYAs together with specific carbon footprint data uploaded for carbon balancing

6
Certify

Carbon Balance Certificate issued based on Carbon Balance Report.

Both are accessible globally through unique QR code.

our values

IT’S GOOD FOR COMPANIES, IT’S GOOD FOR NATURE, IT’S GOOD FOR OUR CHILDREN

COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY

We are the first completely transparent, trackable and immutable way to offset GHG emissions through scientifically verified sequestration, using blockchain technology.

This means the connection between an Emitter and a Convertor becomes visible and therefore both parties know exactly with whom, for what, and for how much, they are entering a transaction with. We believe that transparency and traceability are crucial to move our economy towards a more sustainable future.

POSITIVE SYNERGIES

We are a platform that offers opportunities and positive synergies for corporate ESG criteria, millennium SDGs and positive Climate Goals to be met through new perspectives and business models. We believe that business models of the future can be truly sustainable (social, environmental, economic) by providing corporate and social entrepreneurs of tomorrow with the necessary tools today.

CREATE NEW VALUE

The quantification of CO2 absorption allows custodians of natural carbon sinks to finally be remunerated in a fair manner and empowered to further invest in their CO2 absorption capacities, resulting in the protection and enhancement of forests, wetlands, protected terrestrial and marine areas, and other carbon sinks. The value of that service is bound to increase, due to the massive lack of capacity today. This automatically leads to an increased valuation of such investments and creates sustainable financial incentives on a global level.

ACTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

The planet is our foundation of life, and offers a unique and valuable service to us: the conversion and absorption of CO2 and other GHG, through which Oxygen is produced. As inhabitants of the planet Earth, we have a great responsibility to value and preserve this service and our planet for our children and all future generations to come.

our FOUNDER - Christopher’s Story

CHRISTOPHER’S STORY

I’ve often been asked why we started OXÏ-ZEN, and what led to it?

You see, I’m a full-time father of four, and in my free time, I’m an entrepreneur, aerospace engineer and professional pilot. Flying an aircraft gives you an amazing perspective on life, and time to reflect on the essence and purpose of being. It also raises doubts about one’s own actions, and where we are heading. And ultimately, how will our children tomorrow judge our actions today?

And so a few years back, we developed an innovative airline business model called AÏZEN. The point was to integrate a double CO2 offset into the operating model, meaning if we’d produce say 50 tons of CO2 on a flight between Geneva and New York, we’d offset twice that amount, i.e. 100 tons of CO2. If the offset were done using trees, we would not only be carbon negative, but our net product would be Oxygen. The idea is simple: If all businesses would strive to be carbon negative, we could by default start to reverse the disastrous slide towards global warming and climate change.

AND SO THE SLOGAN OF THE AIRLINE
WAS TO BE: FLY WITH US AND PRODUCE OXYGEN!

It was at that point we started to look into carbon certificates and carbon offsets, only to realize that there is no way we could actually claim, much less prove, that we would indeed be producing Oxygen.

To make matters worse, we found out that the current Emission Trading Schemes to a large extent have no direct effect on climate change at all. This was the moment when we realized that there was something missing. A simple and transparent system that would allow us to directly identify and engage with a Convertor of our choice, and get immutable proof of exactly how and where our CO2 was being converted into oxygen. And we immediately realized we wanted no middle men in this system, no obscure accreditations, no long stories, no paper trades, no tear-jerking NGOs, simply no zig, no zag! That led us to conceive and develop OXÏ-ZEN.

MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHER MBANEFO,

AND I INVITE YOU TO JOIN US!

our team

THE FOUNDING TEAM

We strive to build an active global community based on synergies between ESG criteria (Economic, Social Governance) and SDGs (Social Development Goals), through economic incentives with positive social and environmental impacts. By assembling leading experts in key critical areas, we ensure access to global networks of Leaders of Thought & Solution Providers to embark on the right path to solve tomorrow’s social, regulatory and climate challenges.

CEO of Accubits,
focusing on AI and Blockchain.
It is one of the world leaders in Blockchain and AI technology with operations in the USA, Europe, the Middle East &
Asia Pacific.
Accubits services Fortune 1000 enterprises and governments, including NASA, USPS, JP Morgan Chase and
GITI group, to name a few.

Jithin VG

Partner

CTO

Christopher Mbanefo

Founder

CEO

Rekha Holla

Partner

STRATEGIC FINANCE

Rekha’s skillset is
in private market transactions, impact & sustainable investments, GRC and structured finance.
She excels in corporate strategy, business development (products, services & markets), having added value at BNP Paribas, Coutts Bank, Bank Hofmann, and Rothschild Bank. She established Wholistic Wealth Solutions in 2004, a boutique solution provider for private market investments of HNI families.

An innovator, entrepreneur, aerospace engineer and professional pilot, with over 30 years global experience in aviation and IT/Telecommunication industry.
Chris brings innovation to life based on his unique perspective combined with a multicultural background.
Christopher is a full member of The Club of Rome.

STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Ameenah
Gurib-Fakim

Political

Former President of Republic of Mauritius

Mr. John J. Harris

Corporate Clients

Past Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Waters SA

Dr. Laurent Durieu

Science & Data

Head of Mission on AI & Big Earth Data for SDGs at the Institute of Research for Sustainable Development

Prof. Dr. Christoph
Stückelberger

Ethics

Director, Globethics Director, Agape Foundation Geneva

Mr. Alan Laubsch

Blue Economy

Founder - Generation Blue Singapore

GLOBAL AMBASSADORS

OXÏ-ZEN Ambassadors in various regions of the world are already engaged in working towards the same goals; more are in the process of being selected. In addition to being the regional or industrial contact points for the program, they assist Convertors and Emitters in joining OXÏ-ZEN, and guide them through the on-boarding process.

Olivia Mirembe

Senior Ambassador, Africa

Patrick Okeke

Nigeria, West Africa

David Arias

Domincan Republic Latin & Central Americas

Suzanne Shillingford-Brooks

Barbados, Caricom

Genevieve Jackson

South Africa, SADC

Deborah Mburu

Kenya, East Africa

Edgar André Dikan

Surinam

Jehu Lopez Romero

Honduras, Central Americas

Nguyen Mai Huong

Asean

Prof. Athanase MAKAYA

DRC

Prof. Ali MTANDA

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

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