Western Union Business Solutions launches Green Hedging initiative in partnership with Gold Standard


London, November 24th 2021 - Western Union Business Solutions, the payments arm of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, has partnered with climate and sustainability pioneer Gold Standard to provide a Green Hedging offering for all types of organisations. The partnership will enable customers of Western Union Business Solutions to financially support sustainable initiatives as part of their hedging strategy, empowering them to make a positive global impact with ease.


Gold Standard and Costa Rica partner to safeguard integrity in the voluntary carbon market

As Net Zero pledges proliferate and demand for carbon credits grows, Gold Standard and Costa Rica announce that they will partner to develop best practices for processes to ensure the integrity of voluntary carbon offsetting claims.


Gold Standard and Swedish Energy Agency partner to ensure integrity in international cooperation under Paris Agreement


Gold Standard and the Swedish Energy Agency announce a partnership to facilitate the Swedish Government’s acquisition of quality Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs) under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, aiming to serve as a model for broader international cooperation in mitigating climate change.


Gold Standard launches program to support higher ambition in Paris era carbon markets


Gold Standard, with support from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), is working to define principles and guidance for additionality and higher ambition in international carbon markets. The project is intended to support higher ambition under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and to position buyers and host countries of Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs) as partners in combating climate change. 


Gold Standard first climate standard to achieve ISEAL Code Compliant status

Amidst growing importance for strong governance as climate and broader sustainability efforts and claims skyrocket, Gold Standard announces that it is now ISEAL Code Compliant. This means the Gold Standard system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice.


Gold Standard seeks input on plans to align voluntary carbon market with Paris Agreement and ensure integrity as market seeks to scale

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 18 February 2021: As the voluntary carbon market is at a crossroads with rapid growth and international policy changes, Gold Standard today proposes new measures to ensure integrity principles as the market scales.


Pioneering Sub-national Climate Finance initiative launched with global consortium and commitment from Green Climate Fund

Mid-sized infrastructure projects at a sub-national level (e.g. municipalities, provinces) of around USD 30 to 50 million are playing a central role in improving the resilience of local communities to the impacts of climate change, especially in developing countries. However, the comparatively smaller size of these projects has historically limited their access to traditional investors, thereby creating a funding gap.


Gold Standard and Mongolian government partner to meet ambition of Paris Agreement pledge

As countries are asked to increase commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury, Gold Standard and the Government of Mongolia are partnering to deliver on greater ambition, integrity of outcomes, and transparent reporting to the global community.


New Cell Press environmental change and sustainability journal partners with Gold Standard to offset carbon emissions

One Earth, a forthcoming journal for high-quality research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges, has partnered with Gold Standard, a standards body that certifies initiatives that support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Together, they will offset three tons of carbon emissions for every research paper the journal publishes. The first issue of One Earth, from publisher Cell Press, will appear online on September 20, 2019.