Yvo de Boer and Eric Soubeiran join Gold Standard Board

A fond farewell—and warm welcome—from the President of our Board:

As my term as President of the Gold Standard Board comes to a close, I reflect on the past eight years—the challenges we’ve faced and the opportunities that these challenges have created. This has culminated in the development and launch of Gold Standard for the Global Goals, which has the potential to catalyse action toward climate security and sustainable development at a massive scale.


Seeking organisations to test two new programmes

To enable rapid acceleration of robust action for climate security and sustainable development, Gold Standard for the Global Goals includes new certification pathways suited for large-scale activities. Today, we initiate a testing phase for two new programmes


Renewable Energy Label: Call for projects

More and more businesses are setting ambitious renewable energy targets to spur the global transition to clean energy. Businesses can develop their own power generation assets, enter into renewable power purchase agreements, or access renewable electricity market instruments, which are also referred to as renewable energy certificates (RECs).


Gold Standard announces plan to launch new company to mainstream SDG impact certification

With support from strong partners, Gold Standard has made sustainable development mainstream in voluntary carbon markets. To catalyse the change needed to meet the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), impact quantification and certification must also become mainstream – from corporate sustainability to impact investing.


Quantifying progress toward UN goal to ‘Empower all women and girls’

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 January 2018. Gold Standard has launched a new Gender Equality Framework within its standard ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’ to enable developers and funders of climate protection projects to quantify, certify and maximise contributions to empowering women and girls.


New Standard Launched to Accelerate and Measure Progress Toward the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Targets

Geneva, Switzerland, 10 July 2017.  Gold Standard today launches Gold Standard for the Global Goals, a new standard to quantify, certify and maximise the contributions of climate and development interventions toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Gold Standard Governance changes

Ana ToniAna Toni, PhD

Member of the Board for Gold Standard

We are delighted to welcome Ana Toni to Gold Standard’s Board of Directors.

Ana Toni is the Executive Director of Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) and Co-Founder of GIP (Public Interest Management).


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.   


Q&A: How Microsoft is driving impacts on the ground

Tamara "TJ" Dicaprio
Sr. Director, Environmental Sustainability
Microsoft Corporation

Can you give us an overview of Microsoft’s climate strategy?


Deutsche Post DHL Group's climate protection project the first to be certified under the new Fairtrade Climate Standard

Deutsche Post DHL Group's climate protection project in Lesotho is the first initiative to meet the Fairtrade Climate Standard, an innovative scheme developed by Fairtrade, the most widely recognized ethical certification system, and Gold Standard, the leading certification standard for climate and development.