Tom Baumann

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An economist and engineer by training, Tom started working in the environmental sector in 1992 and has worked with government, nonprofit, and the private sector. Tom has worked on projects in over 20 countries.

 

Tom has a passion for innovation and since 2007 Tom has co-founded several start ups and multi-stakeholder organizations including:

 

 

 

 

 

ClimateCHECK

Professional Services

 

 

 

 

 

Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

E-Learning Global Professional Society

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborase

Online Standards 2.0 Platform

 

 

 

Xpansiv

Digital Commodities Platform

 

 

 

Adaptation Ledger

Digital Adaptation Finance Platform

 

 

 

Climate Chain Coalition

Blockchain Open Global Initiative

 

 

Tom is a leading authority on standards for climate and sustainability, and was International Chairman of ISO’s climate change standards committee (2014-2019) - with members from 80 countries and leading organizations including the UNFCCC. Tom is focused on governance innovation and implementation of nextgen standards systems to help operationalize digital solutions for climate and sustainability. Tom launched the Collaborase online platform for "Standards 2.0" in 2010, which has been used by leading programs including WBCSD, Gold Standard, CDP, CDSB, Verra, AccountAbility, GreenSeal, ICROA, Natural Capital Coalition, and several government GHG programs. Tom has been active in blockchain (distributed ledger technology) since 2015 and the Lead on climate and sustainability at the Blockchain Research Institute. Tom is also co-chair of the Climate Chain Coalition - an open global initiative to advance collaboration on blockchain/DLT to enhance climate actions.

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