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14Feb

“Business and the SDGs: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximise credibility” report released by Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 February 2018. Gold Standard and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) Switzerland have published a report, Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximise credibility to help the private sector define and deliver against ambitious strategies to help the world meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

12Oct

PRESS RELEASE: New opportunity to fight climate change & transform lives with one click

Geneva, Switzerland, 11 October 2017.  For the first time, members of the public and small businesses can offset their emissions by purchasing carbon credits online from Gold Standard, an organisation established by WWF and other NGOs to maximise the positive impacts that climate protection projects deliver.

26Sep

Market Assessment: Funding short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) reductions and other Sustainable Development Goal impacts linked to clean cooking and heating.

With the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and Gold Standard identified the need to investigate how the multiple SDG impacts of clean cooking and heating technologies—from SLCP reductions to improved health to advances in gender equality—could be packaged and brought to market for funders to drive finance to projects on the ground.

21Sep

PRESS RELEASE: Gold Standard Launches Label to Guarantee that Green Electricity Purchases Support New Renewable Electricity Generation and the SDGs

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 September 2017.  Gold Standard, the premium label for climate and development projects worldwide, has launched a new Renewable Energy Label to assure businesses, governments and other buyers of renewable electricity attribute certificates* that their purchase supports the expansion of renewable energy generation capacity and achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

28Aug

Annual Report 2016: Building the Foundations

We’re proud to have made significant progress last year toward building the core infrastructure for Gold Standard for the Global Goals, our new standard to accelerate progress toward the climate and sustainable development agendas. Working in close collaboration with Gold Standard stakeholders and experts, we created innovative new product and certification solutions to make the standard fit-for-purpose and scalable for the new climate and development regimes.

14Jul

Beyond Business as Usual: Aligning Business Strategy and Climate Action with the SDGs

More and more companies are aligning their sustainability strategies with the SDGs and are using them to inform and guide business decision making. This one-hour webinar, jointly led by Natural Capital Partners and Corporate Citizenship, will highlight how businesses can benefit from the SDGs as well as maximise their positive impacts.

03Apr

UN Climate Change Secretariat and Gold Standard Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals

BONN, Germany, 4 April 2017.  The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the Gold Standard today announced a collaboration to assist organizations, such as corporates, investors, regions, territories and cities, in setting sustainability targets and assessing the sustainable development impacts of their initiatives.

The partnership will build on the standard-setting experience of both organizations in the areas of   impact evaluation of climate and sustainable development (SD) actions.   

28Oct

Announcing Gold Standard for the Global Goals

If we are to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, action cannot be one-dimensional. Nor can it be incremental. For the transition to an equitable and sustainable world, impacts must be holistic, transformational, and delivered at an exponential pace.