Verra will have a strong presence at North American Carbon World (NACW) (external), which will take place from March 19 to 21, 2024, in San Francisco, CA. NACW is one of North America’s largest conferences on carbon markets and climate policy, and we are excited to engage with and learn from other attendees as we work toward our shared mission of advancing climate solutions.

The following Verra staff will be in attendance:

  • Toby Janson-Smith, chief program development and innovation officer
  • Benoît Clément, director, financial innovation
  • Heather Raven, senior manager, energy and industry, VCS Program management
  • Valeria Enciso, deputy representative, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Nazia Naqvi, senior program officer (Africa and the Middle East), regional engagement
  • Shea Wales, senior program officer, supply chain innovation

Verra staff look forward to discussing the most recent developments around climate policy, markets, and finance in North America and also have several speaking engagements (see below).

We look forward to connecting with stakeholders throughout the conference and hope you will visit us at our exhibit booth (#204). If you are interested in meeting with our staff during the conference, please reach out to

Verra Staff – Speaking Engagements

Please see below for a list of speaking engagements for Verra staff at NACW.


  • Wednesday, March 20, 3:00–4:00 pm PT
  • Verra staff: Toby Janson-Smith, chief program development and innovation officer

In December 2023, the world’s largest carbon registries signed an agreement to collectively increase the impact of their activities and support host countries in their work to achieve their NDCs outlined in the Paris Agreement, as well as foster innovation, promote knowledge exchange, and facilitate the dissemination of best practices among participating countries. Some of the registries actually have collaborated together on an ad hoc basis for years. What lies ahead for future, formal collaboration and what can the registries advance together?


  • Thursday, March 21, 8:00–9:00 am PT
  • Verra staff: Benoît Clément, director, financial innovation

Benoît will lead a breakfast discussion titled “Digital Assets: Pricing, Trading and Settlement, and New Financial Products and Services.”

  • Thursday, March 21, March 21, 1:30–2:30 pm PT
  • Verra staff: Benoît Clément, director, financial innovation

The voluntary carbon market provides a critical avenue for corporations striving toward ambitious net zero goals. This session is part one of a two-part series and will focus on the supply side of the equation. Panelists will discuss the current levels of integrity in VCM credits and how corporations and others can identify high-integrity credits, including the use of the developing guidance from ICVCM.