September 2023 was a big month for CO2balance as it marked the company’s 20th birthday. It all started back in September 2003, a group of friends planting the company’s first tree at a new woodland called “Bishops Wood” in Devon (UK).
Founded by Mark Simpson, who is still the Managing Director, the company has evolved and grown over the past 20 years, expanding into Kenya in 2006. The company now operates projects in over a dozen countries crossing three continents.
CO2balance has achieved the “hat trick” of developing projects in all three major carbon standards – Gold Standard, UN CDM and Verra’s VCS – and is closing in on issuing 10 million Gold Standard carbon credits through its high impact, community based, projects in Africa.
To celebrate the 20th milestone the CO2b Team went kayaking and “mega” Stand-up Paddle boarding at Wimbleball Lake, along with the obligatorily birthday cake!
The achievement of 20 years is a testament to all the hard work and commitment of the CO2b Team, both current and past members, so thank you one and all.