EcoAct has been working with Gold Standard since 2016 for the development of the Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG), a new standard aiming to speed-up climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Through this partnership, we have participated in the development of new methodologies that make it possible for all of the actors involved in low-carbon development projects – businesses, governments, investors, project developers – to measure, monitor and report their contributions to the SDGs. The Gold Standard for the Global Goals was launched in July 2017.
Founded in 2003 by the WWF and other international NGOs, Gold Standard aims to define best practices for low-carbon projects which also promote sustainable development, involving the local population and supporting the socio-economic development of the countries concerned. Today, Gold Standard is supported by more than 80 NGOs and covers more than 1,400 projects in 80 countries. Gold Standard-certified projects have been able to generate a global impact of several billion dollars, to everyone’s benefit.
EcoAct is accredited by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) in France and in the United States to provide support to companies and territories in their reporting of climate and carbon data. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the CDP platform and assessment system, this partnership allows us to provide our clients with effective guidance to fine-tune their reporting, consolidate their strategy, and optimise their performance on climate challenges.
CDP, the leading international NGO in the field of extra-financial reporting, encourages a growing number of organisations to take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water resources and protect forests. In 2016, over 5,800 companies, representing 60% of world stock market capitalisation, disclosed their environmental data through CDP.
IETA & ICROA
As a founding member of ICROA, EcoAct has been working in partnership with IETA and ICROA from the beginning to create robust and efficient carbon markets in order to make it easier to reach the international goals for fighting climate change. These two international associations promote the role of market mechanisms and setting a carbon price in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Through this partnership, we contribute to several work groups aiming to build up carbon markets, in reducing emissions, adopting new standards, building new markets (ICAO), and promoting and integrating voluntary initiatives in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Since 2017, EcoAct has been partnering with Forward Finance to make it possible for investors and asset managers to optimise the environmental performance of their investment portfolios. Through this partnership, we have pooled our expertise to jointly offer:
- Estimates of the carbon footprint of investment portfolios;
- Climate and transition risk assessments related to investment portfolios;
- Strategy design and implementation for decarbonising investment portfolios.
For over 15 years, Forward Finance has worked with investors looking for a leading partner to support them with all their asset management issues. Our teams are committed to the success of our clients’ goals and projects, whether through consultancy or ad hoc assistance and service interventions. Our staff embody the values on which our company is built: transparency, responsiveness, and guidance.
EcoAct has been designated Exclusive Carbon Neutrality Partner for the Convergences World Forum since the event’s 2016 edition. We provide our technical support to neutralise the carbon footprint of the Forum and to raise awareness of the challenges of climate change among the stakeholders of the event. We calculate and offset the unavoidable CO2 emissions from the event and organise a vote for the participants to decide upon a low-carbon development aid project to be financed by Convergences.
Since its launch in 2008, the Convergences Global Forum brings together some 5,000 professionals every year to discuss innovative solutions for fighting poverty and insecurity in the world. It provides international experts and decision-makers with a shared space for learning, networking, and top-level work to jointly work out solutions to the social and environmental challenges affecting “developed” and “developing” countries.
EcoAct signed the United Nations Global Compact on 24 March 2010. We therefore undertake to make progress every year in at least one of the 10 principles of the Compact – Human rights, respect and protection of the environment, the fight against corruption – and to inform the United Nations annually about our progress.
EcoAct is a member of the OREE network, a multi-actor association founded in 1992 made up of around 200 member organizations with the aim of developing group discussion on the best environmental practices and setting up integrated environment management tools for territories. Our experts also contribute to the sharing of experience in several work groups in the network.
Created in 1995, Comité 21 is a network that encourages multi-actor dialogue, provides support for environmentally responsible practices and the development of prospective studies and analyses which promote sustainable development in organizations and territories and the implementation of Agenda21 in France. EcoAct is one of the 500 active members of Comité 21 and also participates in the missions of this network of experts to optimise and share sustainable innovations. Since the Paris Agreement was signed and the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted, the 2017-2020 road map of Comité 21 puts forward the assimilation of the SDGs by all actors in the sustainable development sector through a number of projects, such as organising debates, co-creating a methodological guide and organising an SDG Tour de France.
Club France DD
EcoAct is one of the 100 partners of Club France Développement Durable (Sustainable Development), a community dedicated to sharing, co-creating and promoting the contributions of the actors of French civil society at major international sustainable development meetings. It is an independent area for dialogue and synergy between committed members.
Launched as an initiative of Comité 21 for the Rio+20 summit in 2012, Club France Développement Durable is particularly active during the COPs, organising events at the France Pavilion and representing French civil society. Since COP21 in Paris, we have contributed to these activities by offering our support for the organisation of these events.