Marion Verles is the CEO of The Gold Standard Foundation, a standard and certification body that works to ensure every dollar of climate and development funding goes as far as it can. Marion brings to the Gold Standard her deep knowledge of the carbon markets and her passion for pioneering new approaches to financing climate and development interventions. Prior to joining the Gold Standard, she founded Nexus-Carbon for Development, a cooperative of development organisations looking to scale their climate mitigation programs through results-based finance. Before joining the climate and development arena, Marion worked at Barclays Bank as a corporate development analyst. Marion holds a Masters in European Business and a Masters in Public Administration.