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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!

We’ve unpacked COP27 – now it’s time for impact

We’ve unpacked COP27 – now it’s time for impact

Nadia Kähkönen Isabel Hagbrink
Sustainable Fashion
16 November 2022

How the fashion industry can cotton on to sustainable supply chains

Karine Basso, Julie Bobon

We have summarised some of the key initiatives and levers of action for apparel and textile companies that want to stay fashionable in times of change. Let’s talk about setting and achieving SBTs, supply chain action and nature-based solutions.

Simplifying and amplifying best practice in using carbon credits for climate action
10 November 2022

Simplifying and amplifying best practice in using carbon credits for climate action

Naomi Swickard

South Pole has developed simple principles that explain the benefits of using carbon credits, based on existing best practice and recommendations by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMi), among many others, turning technical guidance into accessible language, with easily understandable talking points.

Why we need all tools in the climate toolbox to address global warming at the scale that is required
28 October 2022

Why we need all tools in the climate toolbox to address global warming at the scale that is required

George Favaloro

The calculations are clear: climate change is costly and businesses need to simultaneously protect their value chains and drive emission reductions in their operations and beyond.

How South Pole has supported those affected by the war in Ukraine
06 October 2022

How South Pole has supported those affected by the war in Ukraine

Richard Knight, Renee Cervantes

The ripples of the war in Ukraine have been felt everywhere: food shortages, a hike in energy prices and enormous disruption to supply chains. To help tackle the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, South Pole has raised over €32,000 to be shared among three charities raising funds for humanitarian relief.

Hoisting the FLAG: the SBTi’s target-setting approach to land-intensive sectors goes live
28 September 2022

Hoisting the FLAG: the SBTi’s target-setting approach to land-intensive sectors goes live

The South Pole Agricultural Value Chains team

Companies in the Forest, Land use and Agriculture (FLAG) sector now have a new bar for what real ambition looks like when it comes to climate action, following the release of the SBTi’s new guidance.

Credible climate action?  It's a jungle out there!
26 September 2022

Credible climate action? It's a jungle out there!

Katy Williams

In 2021, a band of South Pole experts travelled to the Alto Huayabamba project in Peru, where local communities champion the protection of over 50,000 hectares of biodiversity-rich forest. Learn how our regional teams on the ground ensure the quality of South Pole’s nature-based climate action projects.

Why it’s critical to get data collection right, and how to make it easier
21 September 2022

Why it’s critical to get data collection right, and how to make it easier

Sonya Samson, Matt Sprague

Data collection is a crucial part of a company’s climate journey. Nonetheless, it can be challenging and time-consuming to get it right. Sonya Samson and Matt Sprague, our experts in the Climate Strategies team, share their suggestions for transforming your data collection process from burden into opportunity.

Climate action in ecommerce makes more sense than ever: so, who’s getting it right in Asia-Pacific?
16 August 2022

Climate action in ecommerce makes more sense than ever: so, who’s getting it right in Asia-Pacific?

Brayden Lai

It’s no secret that sustainability is the best choice ethically. Yet as an ecommerce business owner, you may not realise that it’s also the best choice practically – a sure-fire way to engage your customers, improve brand loyalty and grow your business. If you need convincing, look no further than Asia-Pacific.

Segundo Castinaldo, a traditional musician with his caja stands in front of the Caxamarquilla glacier close to the Alto Huayabamba project
10 August 2022

Carbon credits explained

Emily Sharples

To demonstrate maximum climate action, companies are reducing their own emissions in line with science while also compensating for the impact of their unavoidable emissions. Carbon credits are the preferred solution for this, and have become an essential part of a holistic climate strategy.

Leveraging the potential of carbon avoidance in the energy sector to reach net zero
08 August 2022

Leveraging the potential of carbon avoidance in the energy sector to reach net zero

Rob Ellinson, Kim van Lieshout, Tianzong Li

Carbon avoidance methodology of households’ energy use