Valuing low carbon commodities

22 June 2022
15:00 – 16:00 CEST

This webinar will launch “Accounting + Reporting the Emissions of Certified Commodities” Guidance, which establishes the foundation for realizing added value for low-carbon commodities.


This guidance informs ISEAL members and their stakeholders on how to build systems to quantify, attribute and allocate GHG emission data  to certified commodities processes – both energy and land use – in line with the GHG Protocol. Adoption of this approach will allow corporate purchasers to count their purchase of lower-carbon goods toward their climate commitments, including Science Based Targets. In turn, producers can seek potential premiums and preferential procurement and mitigate the risk of losing demand due to pressure for climate performance data.


15:00 – 15:05

Sarah Leugers

Introduction and opportunity for low carbon commodities 

15:05 – 15:30

Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard 
Overview of guidance and key principles of accounting for emissions factors for certified commodities and how impact benefits can be shared across value chain – from producers and sustainability standards to companies and their consumers

Pierre Bloch, Head of Advisory and Innovation, SustainCERT
Experience with piloting - challenges and opportunities for companies and standards

15:30 – 15:45

Discussion moderated by Sarah Leugers

  • Kendra Pasztor, Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Better Cotton Initiative: Challenges and opportunities for integrating GHG accounting into standard procedures 
  • Henrik Sundberg, Climate Impact Lead, H&M: How direct versus indirect investment can drive change supply chains
  • Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer, Gold Standard: How low-carbon commodities figure into broader opportunities to decarbonize value chains and support producers
  • Pierre Bloch, Head of Advisory and Innovation, SustainCERT: Implications for the assurance process

15:45 – 16:00


This initiative is made possible thanks to a grant from the ISEAL Innovations Fund, which is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.

Media Category: Webinar
Event Dates: Wednesday, June 22, 2022