Meet the Team
Who we are at the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets
The Integrity Council encompasses deep and varied expertise from across the voluntary carbon market ecosystem including world-leading scientific, financial, practitioner, NGO, policy, indigenous, local and other forms of knowledge.
Our Governing Board
The board consists of 22 Board Members with representation across all the key stakeholder groups including experts in carbon market technologies, sustainable finance, eNGOs, UNFCCC process expertise, regulatory affairs, the corporate sector, science and academia, local communities and indigenous people.
Elected market representatives
Chosen via vote by the 250+ organizations that participated in the Member Consultation Group for the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Market, acting in their personal capacity.
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
We have three Board seats reserved for members from traditionally underrepresented stakeholder communities. We have elected Board members that bring the necessary diversity of knowledge and experience to represent the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities globally.
Our Expert Panel
Our Expert Panel, which guides the governing body on technical issues, is made up of leading carbon market experts with long-standing experience in the environmental and social integrity of carbon markets.
Pedro Martins Barata, Co-Chair
Lambert Schneider, Co-Chair
Subject Matter Experts
The Expert Panel members are supported by 11 subject matter experts who bring particular insight on specific aspects of how to evaluate carbon crediting programs and classes of carbon credits.
Distinguished Advisory Group
Our Distinguished Advisory Group includes around 30 world-renowned leaders from across the voluntary carbon market value chain who provide strategic insight and advice to the Board.
Our Executive Secretariat
The Integrity Council is supported by a Secretariat made up of four leading climate, finance, and standards NGOs: the Green Finance Institute, the British Standards Institution (BSI), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).