Daniel Rossetto

Daniel Rossetto

Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources

Division of Research and Innovation

Dr Daniel Rossetto is a world-leading specialist in green finance, the influence of geopolitics on energy markets, clean energy development and finance, low-carbon transition and environmental, energy and metals commodity markets with over 25 years of experience gained working across six continents. He speaks fluently in five languages and completed his PhD at The University of Adelaide. Dr Rossetto consults to major corporations and investment managers on developments in carbon, energy and metals markets and on the economics of low-carbon technologies. As a research scholar, Dr Rossetto had published a number of papers on both voluntary and mandatory sustainability disclosure by firms and its impact on financial performance and innovation As a practitioner, he has authored several papers on green finance and climate-themed bonds published on Bloomberg platforms and journal articles on border carbon mechanisms, carbon pricing and corporate sustainability strategy.

Dr Rossetto has served as a company director in the United Kingdom for over a decade with Climate Mundial Limited. He had previously held the position of Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase; joining as the firm commenced build out of its global environmental markets, carbon finance and carbon trading business, covering major compliance-driven emissions trading markets such as the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the New Zealand ETS and California ETS. During his time at J.P. Morgan, Dr Rossetto was responsible for sales, origination and risk management and delivered some of the most important structured emissions transactions - linked to energy, metals and agricultural commodities - across the major market countries and regions. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Dr Rossetto played an integral role in the developing the Enel Group's carbon strategy while employed at the firm's head offices in Rome. The strategy was designed primarily to ensure the firm's compliance with the EU ETS as well as the potential for international business units to generate compliance grade carbon credits. During the period 2000-05, Dr Rossetto was a policy maker in Australia and was a member of the National Emissions Trading Taskforce (NETT) tasked with designing a national market-based program for reducing emissions across the electricity generation, industry and transportation sectors. He was also a member of the COAG senior officials working group that developed the first version of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) framework, on which the Safeguard Mechanism, today, is constructed.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Adjunct, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources University of Adelaide (AUS)
    2024 - ongoing Sessional academic University of Melbourne (AUS)
    2024 - ongoing Director West Adelaide Football Club (AUS)
    2013 - ongoing Director Climate Mundial Limited (UK)
    2007 - 2013 Executive Director, Environmental Markets J. P. Morgan Chase (UK, US)
    2006 - 2007 Manager, Carbon Markets Enel (Italy)
    2000 - 2006 Manager, Sustainability Office of Energy Policy & Energy SA (AUS)
    1998 - 2000 Consulting Engineer Lincolne Scott (now WSP) (AUS)
    1996 - 1998 Development Coordinator Hansen Yuncken (AUS)
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2024 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    1999 - 2000 Murdoch University Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Energy Studies)
    1993 - 1996 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Building (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2013 - 2014 UEFA C (Level II FA) Football Coaching The Football Association United Kingdom
    2009 - 2010 Certificate III in Investment (Securities and Derivatives) Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments United Kingdom
    1999 - 1999 Fellowship in International Greenhouse Partnerships University of Melbourne Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Rossetto, D. (2024). The role of border carbon adjustments and subsidies in incentivising investment: comparing equivalence in the context of steel recycling and decarbonisation. Discover Sustainability, 5(1), 17 pages.
    2023 Rossetto, D. (2023). The carbon border adjustment mechanism: What does it mean for steel recycling?. Sustainable Horizons, 5, 100048.
    DOI Scopus12
    2023 Rossetto, D. (2023). The long-term feasibility of border carbon mechanisms: An analysis of measures proposed in the European Union and the United States and the steel production sector. Sustainable Horizons, 6, 100053.
    DOI Scopus6
    2023 Rossetto, D. (2023). The relative importance of carbon markets to the waste management sector’s future contribution to climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement: insights from Australia. Carbon Neutrality, 2(1), 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2023 Rossetto, D. (2023). Relationships between sustainability disclosure, environmental innovation and performance: an examination of practice within the Australian construction and demolition waste sector. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2024 Rossetto, D. (2024). Incentivising resource recovery and utilisation of construction and demolition waste. (PhD Thesis, The University of Adelaide).
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2019 Rossetto, D. (2019). Carbon Markets Beyond 2020: Achieving a breakthrough on the Paris Agreement. Bloomberg Law Journal, Environment & Energy Report.
    2017 Rossetto, D. (2017). Defining Green Finance for climate change. Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report and Bloomberg Law Journal.
    2015 Rossetto, D. (2015). Potential Role for UN in Setting Standards for Green Bonds. Bloomberg BNA International Environment Reporter Periodical, Bloomberg Law Journal.
    2013 Rossetto, D. (2013). Australian carbon market survey – Final report.. Baker & McKenzie and Climate Mundial.
    2013 Rossetto, D. (2013). Australian carbon market survey – Final report.. Baker & McKenzie and Climate Mundial.

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