Verra is committed to helping reduce emissions, improve livelihoods and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. They support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools and programs that credibly, transparently and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up these benefits. They work in any arena where we see a need for clear standards, a role for market-based mechanisms and an opportunity to achieve environmental and social good.
Verra was founded in 2005 by environmental and business leaders who saw the need for greater quality assurance in voluntary carbon markets. They now serve as a secretariat for the various standards they develop and programs they manage, as well as an incubator of new ideas that can generate meaningful environmental and social value at scale. The strategic direction of Verra is set by both staff and the Verra Board of Directors. Their headquarters are in Washington, DC, and they have staff working remotely in various parts of the world.