PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This is where we cherry pick the latest news and views on climate change and how its effects are already making waves in our economies, societies and daily lives. Tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and other great movers and shakers on the climate scene and read uplifting stories from our climate protection projects across the world. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch - our experts will have it covered!

The business case for CDP reporting

The business case for CDP reporting

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot
How to get the most out of your Science Based Target (SBT)

How to get the most out of your Science Based Target (SBT)

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot

What is competitive sustainability? Put simply, it is a company’s ability to compete and succeed relative to peers as part of its transition to a sustainable economy. Achieving net-zero emissions is at the heart of it, a goal which requires a competitive emission reduction pathway.

A checklist for the sustainability drivers in your supply chain

A checklist for the sustainability drivers in your supply chain

Karine Basso

At South Pole, we see a growing number of bold commitments to drive climate change through the supply chain. Where scope 1 and 2 were once the primary focus to reduce emissions, it's becoming clear that we will not be able to achieve the reductions we need unless organisations push hard to drive change throughout their value chains as well.

Removing and re-using CO2 in a climate-smart way requires close collaboration

Removing and re-using CO2 in a climate-smart way requires close collaboration

Carmen Álvarez Campo, Joseph Dutton

CCUS is an essential tool to meet climate goals, but the complex systems surrounding it require strong collaboration across sectors to reach its potential.

Are we listening to the true forest experts when it comes to tackling deforestation?

Are we listening to the true forest experts when it comes to tackling deforestation?

Emily Sharples, Samuel Monsalve Correa

For our team based in the Medellin office, it's a three-day journey to the Predio Putumayo Indigenous Reserve, including 500 km by boat along the Putumayo river. On International Day of Forests, South Pole staff join an Indigenous community member to reflect on their experiences of developing REDD+ projects to save Colombia's Amazon rainforest and create shared prosperity.

Working towards Net Zero – how Irish business leaders can match ambition with climate action

Working towards Net Zero – how Irish business leaders can match ambition with climate action

Olwen Smith

In 2020, the Irish government committed to lowering its greenhouse gas emissions by 7% per year to achieve Net Zero by 2050. To put that into perspective: the fastest rate of national emissions reduction achieved by an advanced economy was about 3% per year in the UK over the past decade. Ireland aims to more than double that.

What is the climate impact of your pension fund?

What is the climate impact of your pension fund?

Eloïse O'Carroll, Richard Knight, Martin Christen

Our pensions have the power to shape a more sustainable future for all. Which is why, at South Pole, we’ve put our money where our mouth is. We’ve committed to ensuring that, within the next 20 months, all of our default pension providers across our 18 global offices are sustainable.

Climate Chatter: Was bedeutet Net Zero?

Climate Chatter: Was bedeutet Net Zero?

Ramon Waser

In der zweiten Episode des Climate Chatter Podcast sprechen wir über das Thema Net Zero. Es wird diskutiert, was die Unterschiede zwischen Net Zero und Klimaneutralität sind und welche Rolle die globale Wirtschaftskrise aufgrund der Coronapandemie in Sachen Klimaschutz spielt

The TCFD framework has pushed climate-related financial reporting into the mainstream - companies must move fast

The TCFD framework has pushed climate-related financial reporting into the mainstream - companies must move fast

Nico Kröner, Alice Newman

Four years on, the framework put forth by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has pushed climate risk reporting to the top of the investor agenda. Governments are joining in too – a prelude to what may be a step towards mandatory global rules around climate-related disclosure.

5 Rules for taking a strategic approach to CDP

5 Rules for taking a strategic approach to CDP

Sarah Bonham

Some 10,000 companies globally are set to embark on this year’s climate change, water and forests questionnaires from CDP. Each year, as stakeholder demands grow and the climate crisis deepens, organisations are required to develop evermore comprehensive disclosures on how this critical business risk is being managed. But is your company getting the most out of the time and resources it invests in its annual submissions?

Keynote on the state of play of public and private efforts to combat climate change at the beginning of 2021, a critical year for climate action

Keynote on the state of play of public and private efforts to combat climate change at the beginning of 2021, a critical year for climate action

Renat Heuberger

Presented at the Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum, hosted by the Deutsche Börse Group.

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