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.


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).


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,”


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. 


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:


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.


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: