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Why business must be climate smart

Marion Verles is my guest today on Inside Ideas. Marion is the CEO of SustainCERT, a mission-driven company that offers simple, tech-driven solutions for verifying impacts in climate protection, supply chains, and investment products. 

Marion brings to SustainCERT her deep knowledge of carbon markets and her passion for pioneering new approaches to financing climate and development interventions. Prior to launching SustainCERT, Marion officiated as CEO of the Gold Standard Foundation, a standard that works to ensure every dollar of climate and development funding goes as far is it can. She also founded Nexus-Carbon for Development, a cooperative of development organisations looking to scale their climate mitigation programs through results-based finance.

Talking about her inspiration for striving to make an impact in tackling the climate crisis, she told me: “I realised there were solutions happening on the ground; there were new business models that were not only making a profit but were also positively contributing to the health of the planet and the well-being of people. That’s how my commitment to climate change started really. Through the realisation that the climate change challenge touches upon most of the other global challenges we are facing.”

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Marc Buckley
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Marc is Editor-at-Large for Innovators Magazine and host of INSIDE IDEAS, his OnePoint5Media video podcast show. Marc is an official UN SDG Advocate, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, Resilient Futurist, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.

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