A Higher Standard
For a Climate Secure and Sustainable World
We are a standard and certification body that stands for the best that can be achieved in climate and development projects.
Established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also delivered on the dual mandate to foster sustainable development. Gold Standard now has more than 80 NGO supporters and 1400+ projects in over 80 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.
And with the launch of our new standard, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, we now certify a range of independently-verified UN SDG impacts in addition to our flagship carbon credits.
Gold Standard Team
Addressing climate change and sustainable development requires technical leadership, diversity and a global mindset. Our Secretariat is composed of experts stationed all around the world. Please feel free to contact our team with any questions or concerns.
- Marion VerlesChief Executive OfficerZurich, Switzerlandmarion.email@example.com
- Lisa RosenChief Operations OfficerCambridge, USAlisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Owen HewlettChief Technical OfficerBristol, UKowen.email@example.com
- Sarah LeugersDirector, CommunicationsGeneva, Switzerlandsarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bernardo LazoDirector, Partnerships and Business DevelopmentMunich, Germanybernardo.email@example.com
- Sandra GeneeDirector, Partnerships and Business DevelopmentAmsterdam, Netherlandssandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miranda BevcFinance ManagerGeneva, Switzerlandmiranda.email@example.com
- Abhishek GoyalSenior Technical Director, StandardsNew Delhi, Indiaabhishek.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vikash TalyanTechnical Director, Standards and New ProgrammesNew Delhi, Indiavikash.email@example.com
- Neha RaoTechnical Director, CertificationHyderabad, Indianeha.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keith BlackTechnical Director, IS & RegistryDundee, UKkeith.email@example.com
- Claire WillersCommunications ManagerGeneva, Switzerlandclaire.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matt ThomasProgramme ManagerBristol, UKMatthew.Thomas@goldstandard.org
- Annyta (Qun) LuoCertification ManagerBeijing, Chinaannyta.email@example.com
- Giancarlo RaschioSenior Manager, Land UseBerlin, GermanyGiancarlo.Raschio@goldstandard.org
- Richard IliffeManager, StandardsBristol, UKRichard.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deepak KumarIT ManagerNew Delhi, Indiadeepak.email@example.com
- Gabriel KuettelMultimedia OfficerGeneva, Switzerlandgabriel.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arshi VimalCertification OfficerNew Delhi, Indiaarshi.email@example.com
- Anurag JuyalCertification Officer, IndiaNew Delhi, Indiaanurag.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sophie JordiFinance OfficerGeneva, Switzerlandsophie.email@example.com
- Deepika ProothiInformation Services AssistantNew Delhi, Indiadeepika.firstname.lastname@example.org
Our board supports our mission by providing financial oversight and strategic governance.