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07Jan

Terms of Reference for development of Gold Standard Requirements for Certification of Impact Funds

 

As part of this programme, Gold Standard is undertaking a rigorous and transparent technical process to develop a new standard that draws on the Gold Standard for Global Goals (GS4GG) and that will facilitate certification of Impact Investment Funds like SCF-Global.

14Dec

Expert Consultation Group on alignment with the Paris Agreement

Gold Standard is committed to aligning with the Paris Agreement, to ensure continued quality of credits, and to ensure credits can be appropriately used for different and evolving purposes. This includes new uses in addition to the voluntary carbon market, such as use by aeroplane operators to comply with CORSIA and use by governments seeking to use Article 6 as part of a strategy to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

23Nov

Gold Standard and Landscape Finance Lab announce collaboration to scale up finance for sustainable landscapes

 

"Gold Standard and the Landscape Finance Lab have worked together for many years to address best practice in identification, measurement, management and valuation of SDG impact,” said Felicity Spors, Head of Sustainable Finance at Gold Standard. “We look forward to working more closely together to drive investments where they are most needed to support holistic approaches to achieving SDG impact and supply chain decarbonisation in a collective way,”

18Oct

Gold Standard spin-off SustainCERT secures $10 million in series A capital

Having been the founder and major shareholder, Gold Standard is delighted that the mission-driven organisation it incubated has secured this investment that allows it to expand its efforts to create a 'race to the top' for credible impact certification. 

26May

Request for Proposals: Co-develop new methodology for efficient Nitrogen fertiliser

 
To help address the problem of N2O emissions in the land-based agriculture Gold Standard intends to develop a methodology for reduced/avoided nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from the management of Nitrogen-based fertilisers in agricultural activities. The proposed scope of methodology includes the following activities:

24Aug

Sustainability standards join forces to scale climate impact

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 25 August 2020: With increasing demand for more sustainable, climate-friendly goods and services, ISEAL member standards are collaborating with Gold Standard to define common practices to calculate carbon reductions and sequestration that companies can easily report against their Science Based Targets or other climate performance objectives.

06Apr

Supporting stakeholders through the coronavirus crisis

Our Technical Advisory Committee has approved measures that can be adopted by projects to ensure that they are not adversely impacted during the duration of this crisis, while still maintaining credibility and rigour. This guidance is based on a project’s status, commitments and on-ground circumstances and provides alternatives for:

25Mar

Preety M. Bhandari joins Gold Standard Board of Directors

Ms. Bhandari is the Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) at ADB and also serves as Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management thematic group. She is responsible for providing policy and strategic direction to ADB’s initiatives on climate change and disaster risk management, including mobilizing concessional financing from multilateral funds such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).