Carbon offset operators in France: How to categorize them[Research paper] by Néné Maïga


Néné Maïga graduated from HEC in 2012.

Very different actors participate in the French carbon offset sector: companies, foundations but also NGOs. The rules of the sector (standard‘s criteria), while they may appear relatively strict, allow for considerable variety in the way carbon credit operators behave. This in turn impacts on their relationship with carbon credit buyers and with those who implement carbon saving projects. There is however a clear difference between the ethical operators and the rest. Criteria helping to differentiate between them include relationship with customers, the degree of transparency, the choice of standards and the share of carbon credit price going to the operator

Quote article  Néné Maïga, « Carbon offset operators in France: How to categorize them », 19 april 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]

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