UPDATED 01 March 2024

Maximise your Project Impact

To maximise the impact, credibility, and value of your project

What Gold Standard Means

The standard enables your initiatives or projects to quantify, certify, and maximise impacts for the climate and sustainable development, while enhanced safeguards, holistic project design, and local stakeholder engagement ensure the highest levels of environmental and social integrity.

Standard requirements can be tailored to meet your specific activity and objectives, while tools such as the SDG Impact Tool, standardise impact indicators and quantification approaches to allow for clear comparison of project performance. These tools minimise the burden of Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) while increasing the credibility of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) claims.    

Our NGO Supporter Network and strategic partnerships help Gold Standard remain the benchmark standard for climate and development initiatives. Impact reporting tools, including the shared value calculation and data visualisation, help differentiate your project to prospective funders. Maximised impact, increased credibility, and civil society endorsement translates into more value for the project and for the investor.

Our standard is widely recognised for its integrity, both for the environment and the protection of local communities. As well as ISEAL Code Compliance, endorsement by the International Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Alliance (ICROA) and approval under the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s aviation offsetting scheme (CORSIA), our sustainable development and safeguard provisions and our gender provisions have been recognised as market-leading by the Oeko Institute and ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme respectively. This recognition alongside our strategy to align with the Paris Agreement provides optionality for project developers in multiple markets and compliance schemes globally.

How Gold Standard Maximises Positive Impact

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