Gold Standard Annual Report 2015: A watershed moment for sustainable development

We're pleased to publish our Annual Report for 2015 which showcases our impact and achievements for 2015.

Our 2015 Annual Report reviews the impact we've made throughout the year, and we're proud of all our achievements. 

We've made significant progress toward our organisational development. In February 2015, Marion Verles assumed the role of CEO of Gold Standard. She quickly built upon the team’s strong track record to help Gold Standard maintain its leadership position in climate and development interventions and forge new strategies that make a measurable difference in the well-being of people and their planet. Her arrival set the stage for a review of our strategic priorities, and we've developed a Theory of Change that articulates how we plan to deliver on our mission of a climate secure world where sustainable development brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere.

To help us achieve this mission, we decided to reshape our standard to deliver against the converging climate and development agendas. This endeavor culminated in Gold Standard 3.0, a comprehensive and holistic framework that measures and certifies impacts toward all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supported by an intelligent IT infrastructure that simplifies our certification process and provides powerful data, Gold Standard 3.0 will help unlock new sources of finance from sectors beyond carbon. Our first consultation on the framework has been completed and the second will take place in October 2016.

These are just some of the highlights from 2015. We encourage you to read the full Annual Report for all of our achievements.

If you have any comments or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to continuing to work with you all in 2016!

- The Gold Standard team

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Media Category: Reports
Report Type: Annual reports