LONDON, UK – International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE), the global standards setting body for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) professionals and owner of the INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE FINANCETM (ISFTM) and INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSTM (ISBTM) certification programs, and ClimateTrade today announced that they have signed a support and collaboration agreement teaming up to promote emissions offsetting in the business around the world. This alliance is the result of a corporate social commitment that is increasingly evident and essential.
The criteria of the Environmental, Social and Governance/Gender (ESG) process are positioned as fundamental pillars of corporate growth. The most outstanding trends within ESG cover climate change, innovation, work-life balance and gender diversity. These are areas which require professionals who can make a positive impact on society, the company and the environment.
The Association has two types of certifications, which enjoy the highest prestige, designed with the collaboration of academics with great expertise, for those who seek to demonstrate their commitment to ESG.
The ISFTM and ISBTM certifications promoted by IASE are aimed at people with different professional profiles who wish, through excellent training, to acquire the essential skills and knowledge to know and comply with the ethical and governance codes required in the new business environment.
Offsetting emissions is the reflection of a solid environmental commitment. It consists of the voluntary contribution of an economic amount, proportional to the tons of CO2 generated, which is invested in reforestation, savings and energy efficiency projects. This action has a triple objective: to combat climate change, to eradicate poverty and to support local development.
This alliance supports the 2050 objectives set out in the Paris Agreement, reflected in the European Union’s Green Pact and a greater ambition for the Union’s climate objectives. It envisions a future in which our society understands the importance and benefits of ESG criteria and how it can improve our lives. So that consumers can easily identify qualified and ethical professionals who put Environmental, Social and Governance/Gender interests first. It will also serve as a channel for knowledge exchange and business development opportunities, offering an identification of market trends and needs.
IASE benefits humanity by establishing, upholding, and promoting global practice standards for ESG and sustainability professionals. IASE demonstrates its commitment to excellence with its twin qualifications and marks of professional distinction – INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE FINANCETM – ISFTM and INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSTM – ISBTM and their associated logos. IASE has a network of non-for-profit member organisations in 34 countries and territories around the world.
For more information, visit www.iase-certifications.com
ClimateTrade is a fintech whose main objective is to help companies achieve their sustainability goals by offsetting CO2 emissions and financing climate change projects. Pioneer in the development of its marketplace Blockchain, ClimateTrade has recently launched a digital solution that allows and promotes the acquisition of carbon neutral products and services by customers and suppliers of different companies.