Gold Standard is a civil society NGO, standards body, and thought leader that promotes the best that can be achieved in climate and development projects. It was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions also delivered credible, high-integrity sustainable development benefits. In close collaboration with its network of partners (civil society, governments, and private sector), Gold Standard leads global innovation programs and supports 2000+ climate and development projects in over 80 countries worldwide.
As action to avert the climate emergency accelerates there is urgent need for digital transformation to catalyse a 10-fold decrease in time and cost for standards development and deployment, a 10-fold increase in user efficiency through automation, and a 10-fold increase in resources mobilized into corresponding climate actions – all while improving data quality and impact assurance to credibly meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. GSIQ will be a paradigm shifting product in the climate and sustainability space.