Gold Standard Foundation (GSF)

Established by the World Wildlife Fund in 2003 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Gold Standard Foundation administers a secure and transparent transaction between climate funders, climate security, and sustainable development. 

The projects are global and include, but are not limited to, small hydropower plants in Peru, improved kitchen techniques in Mozambique, and safe drinking water in Ethiopia.

What sets it apart from other standards

The Gold Standard Foundation exclusively couples carbon finance with sustainable development goals in the developing world, focusing on jobs, social justice, and empowering disadvantaged populations in accordance with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.