We are mission-driven to mainstream
credible impact certification
through user-centric and tech-driven solutions.

SustainCERT is the official certification body for Gold Standard for the Global Goals – a next-generation standard to quantify, certify and maximise impact toward ‘climate security and sustainable development for all.’ We believe this is only possible if technology solutions can help amplify and simplify how impact assessment has been done in the past.

Gold Standard’s rigour with SustainCERT’s agility helps businesses and investors more efficiently and credibly quantify and report on the social and environmental impacts yielded from a wide range of sustainability interventions that are possible under Gold Standard for the Global Goals.



We measure
and assure impact – credibly, digitally and simply.

You’re interested in making a positive impact. But exactly what value has your sustainability effort delivered?

SustainCERT’s flexible, tech-driven solutions create customised certification pathways through Gold Standard for the Global Goals for a wide range of sustainability interventions. Businesses and investors can easily embed impact assessment and assurance into their initiatives, whether a supply chain improvement, a sustainable product, or a large scale investment. This helps more accurately and efficiently quantify and report on the social and environmental impacts for higher credibility and recognition.



Many systems today require significant efforts and resources for those seeking certification. Self-navigation through complex standards or costly consulting support, hard copies of documents, manual data monitoring and input for reporting.

SustainCERT aims to be fully digitised by 2020. That means that users will have a centralised portal and dashboard showing their status in the certification process, automated data monitoring and tracking, where possible

SustainCERT process infographic


Beyond the higher value from minimising costs of certification, SustainCERT provides value-added services that help you communicate about the impact your investment or project has driven.

Data visualisation tools, SDGs, certified impacts, reduced complexity, demonstrate contributions, clear assessment, seamless integration


Our team

Marion Verles

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Rosen

Chief Operating Officer

Meinrad Buerer

Director of Innovations

Sandra Genee

Director Business Development

Thomas Blackburn

Director Partnerships and Business Development-USA

Neha Rao

Technical Director, Certification

Richard Iliffe 

Compliance Director

Deborah Lynch

Director of Finance

Annyta Luo

Certification Manager

Anurag Juyal

Certification Officer

Arshi Vimal

Certification Officer

Barbara Bodnar

Operations Manager Business Development

Deepak Kumar

IT Manager

Robin Duchesneau

Certification Manager, Land Use and Value Chain

Tanvi Bongale

Certification Officer

Denise Welch

Senior Sustainability Analyst









Our partners

SustainCERT is majority-owned by the non-profit Gold Standard Foundation and was supported with a grant from EIT Climate-KIC and with investment from BlueOrchard, WWF Switzerland and the 1to4 Foundation.





Thank you for your inquiry about employment opportunities at SustainCERT.We are currently recruiting for:

Head of Certification

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Certification will be responsible for oversight of all certification processes and the management of a remote, multicultural certification team. READ MORE