Gold Standard

Gold Standard manages a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions in environmental markets, supply chains, and impact investments to maximize impact and create value for planet and people.

Gold Standard

Established in 2003 by WWF and other NGOs, Gold Standard manages a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions to maximize impact, creating value for people around the world and the planet we share. Its ValueChange program allows companies to quantify emission reductions in their value chains for recognition, and its fund-level certification solution allows investors to credibly quantify and report on their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals. Gold Standard now has more than 1400+ certified projects in over 80 countries creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.

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Blockchain and the Climate Crisis: Beyond the Hype
Blockchain and the Climate Crisis: Beyond the Hype

3 weeks ago - Blockchain’s full potential cannot be forecast with certainty. Yet, in a messy world where various parties struggle to gain enough good faith to work together on solutions, systems that engender trust will lay the foundation for progress.

Discerning Offsetting: The Right Projects Can Take You from Carbon-Neutral to Climate+
Discerning Offsetting: The Right Projects Can Take You from Carbon-Neutral to Climate+

3 months ago - By making informed decisions on carbon credit selection, sustainability-minded companies can go beyond simply being carbon neutral — to inspire customers and employees alike with life-changing impacts.

'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions
'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions

10 months ago - The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C …requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban infrastructure … and industrial systems.”

Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics
Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics

1 year ago - Danone, Global Reporting Initiative, SAP, PepsiCo speaking at New Metrics ‘18 about creating and measuring new forms of value SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® reveals program, networking and activity highlights for its upcoming conference: New Metrics 2018. Nearly 400 business executives will convene October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for a conversation on the ROI of Sustainable Business and smarter, more accurate, and more inclusive business metrics that generate value for all stakeholders.

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Gold Standard Unveils New Label, Carbon Credit Shop to Help Companies, Consumers Deliver SDGs
Gold Standard Unveils New Label, Carbon Credit Shop to Help Companies, Consumers Deliver SDGs

1 year ago - Gold Standard, an organization established by WWF and other NGOs to catalyze action on climate change, is making it easier for anyone to support sustainable development projects around the world while offsetting their carbon footprint with the opening of an online ‘shop’ for carbon credits. For the first time, members of the public, small businesses and organizations can offset their emissions by purchasing carbon credits online through Gold Standard. The carbon credits offered come from a range of projects in Cambodia, China, Sudan, Ethiopia, Laos, Panama and Rwanda, with plans to add additional projects within the coming months.

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