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Catalysing Finance for Impact

26-27 June 2023

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, UK

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How can we rapidly scale up finance for the Global Goals?

How can we best scale quickly evolving carbon markets with integrity?

What is the role of blended finance or other approaches to collective action?

What role does digitisation play across the board?

These questions and more will be considered at Gold Standard’s conference, Grow to Zero 2023. With the aim of provoking challenging discussions, offering innovative solutions and instigating new collaborations, all participants will be inspired.

Recent years have seen great advancements and new innovations that are helping us on our way to meeting the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.  Carbon markets are reaching new heights and interest in sustainable investing is rapidly increasing. Companies and investors are keener than ever to implement net-zero goals and governments are acting on their national plans for climate change and sustainable development. Nevertheless, we are not on the trajectory to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5oC, and so we need to drive progress at a much greater pace.

Gold Standard will continue to drive integrity, credibility and trust in carbon markets, support companies on their journey towards net zero and sustainable value chains, and develop innovative tools to unlock finance for sustainable development. But we can only do so with the support of our community. Grow to Zero offers us all a chance to come together to collaboratively uncover and advance solutions to these vital questions.

This two-day conference is designed to inform and engage a wide range of participants including project developers, fund manager and impact investors, government representatives and sustainability professionals. With a variety of session formats including panels, workshops, breakouts, networking booths and a special evening networking event, it is bound to create important connections and instigate growth towards net-zero."


Day One

Challenges to 2030: How to finance a climate-secure, sustainable society

Climate finance will need to increase between 3 and 6 times by 2030 to achieve mitigation goals with the gap being the widest in developing countries, while finance for adaptation will need to rise dramatically to as much as $295 billion per year by 2050 for developing countries, according to the latest IPCC report.

There is huge potential to unlock private and public capital to reach these numbers. But what needs to happen to access this finance and where are investments best placed? And how do we ensure a just transition as sustainable investment increases and environmental markets rapidly evolve? Join us for day one of the Grow to Zero conference to discuss these questions and more, with experts across multiple disciplines.


Day Two

Credible Impact Through Innovation and Digitisation

New finance mechanisms, digital MRV tech and scope 3 emissions reduction frameworks are all enthusing and encouraging. They have the potential to increase capacity building in the carbon market, create greater credibility of claims and increase transparency – ultimately driving more investment towards climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

But which innovations will best help us meet the SDGs? Where should we focus our attention? And how do we use these advancements to create a more transparent and inclusive markets? Join us for day two of the Grow to Zero conference to hear a variety of educated viewpoints on these questions.



  • When will ticket sales end?
    This is a ticketed event with a maximum number available. The sale of tickets will remain open until all are sold. If you are particularly interested in attending the event and there are no tickets available on the ticketing platform, please email and we will keep note of your interest.
  • Will virtual tickets be made available for this event?
    There will not be any virtual or hybrid tickets available for this event. However, we are evaluating the possibility to live stream and record the main plenary sessions, which would be open to all.
  • How do I modify my information or registration?
    If you need to make any amendments, please email
  • Can I transfer a ticket?
    Ticket transfers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please email
  • Can I purchase an event ticket for a guest?
    Yes, however note that each attendee will require an associated email address. You must register each attendee with a separate email address.
  • Are there any discounts offered?
    Early bird discount is available until 12 May at 23.30PM. We offer discounts for NGOs and organisations headquartered in LDCs. Please see the ticketing platform for the associated discount codes.
  • What is the refund policy for this event?
    Refund requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests can be made directly on eventbrite or by emailing
  • Where will the event take place?
    The event will take place at the venue called The Kings Place. The address is 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
  • What is the closest train station to the venue
    Kings Place is situated just a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, one of the most connected locations in London and now the biggest transport hub in Europe.
  • What hotels are most accessible close to the venue?
    We have compiled a selection of hotels which we would recommend to our guests for ease of access to the venue. You can view this list here: The Hub – by Premier Inn 3* 3 minute walk to the venue Premier Inn London Kings Cross 3* 5 minute walk to the venue The Premier Inn London St Pancras 3* 13 minute walk to the venue Premier Inn London Euston 3* 16 minute walk to the venue Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross 4* 20 minute walk to the venue The Standard 5* 10 minute walk to the venue
  • Will there be translations or sign language BSL interpretation provided for this event?
    There will not be any translation support for this event, if you require any British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation please send an email to
  • When will the speakers be announced?
    We are in the process of confirming speakers for many sessions across the two-day conference. We update the agenda on the event website as speakers are confirmed.
  • I am interested in being a speaker or hosting a session during the event, who should I contact?
    Please send an email explaining your interest to
  • I am interested in becoming a sponsor or partner of this event, who should I contact?
    Please send an email explaining your interest to
  • Will there be a space made available for networking during the event?
    Yes, the main coffee/catering hall will be open during the whole event to allow for networking during and in between sessions. There will be sponsored ‘networking booths’ in this area too. We will host a networking event on the evening of the first day. We are looking into the possibility of being able to offer space to reserve for private meetings, should you be interested in this please email

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