Penguin Perspectives Blog

This is your hub to cherry pick the latest news & views on climate change and how its effects will trickle into our economies, societies and daily lives in the years to come. Read on to tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and the other great movers & shakers out there. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

New York Climate Week 2019

New York Climate Week: who will follow through?

Nadia Kahkonen
The Open Innovation Platform

The Open Innovation Platform – A Call for More Sustainable Financial Centres in Europe

A better tomorrow awaits if we succeed in limiting global warming to 1.5°C, yet we are hopelessly off-target in capping rising temperatures, and it’s becoming exceedingly difficult to do so. We know that time is quickly running out, that taking climate action makes financial sense, and that we need to channel trillions to mitigate climate change and accelerate the turn to zero net carbon. So what does this mean for European financial centres and how can they best prepare to the inevitable shift towards green and sustainable finance? The new climate reality is a ‘use it or lose it’ moment for financial centres in Europe. The UN-led Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) wants to make sure it is the former – read on to find out how.

From Ambition to Action: How Nature is Helping Companies Fight the Climate Crisis

From Ambition to Action: How Nature is Helping Companies Fight the Climate Crisis

“The world is waking up and change is coming, whether you like it or not.” With these words, Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg’s passionate call to action for world leaders at the UN Climate Summit captured the world’s attention. Ambitious companies, leading change in the private sector are beginning to be united by a common purpose: to take ambitious climate targets and urgently turn them into concrete action.

Carbon Mitigation

La mitigación de carbono es solo una pieza en el rompecabezas

El camino hacia un futuro sostenible no es sencillo. Parece que tan pronto como descubrimos una forma de limpiar la mitad del plástico de los océanos en los próximos cinco años, la deforestación en el Amazonas comienza a aumentar drásticamente. Si bien la voz de los jóvenes hace un llamado enérgico a la acción, los políticos todavía están discutiendo sobre cuán sólida es la ciencia climática.

Proyectos de REDD+ para la gobernanza comunitaria y la construcción de paz en Colombia

Proyectos de REDD+ para la gobernanza comunitaria y la construcción de paz en Colombia

Penetrar en los espesos y recónditos bosques de Colombia puede ser una tarea tan desafiante como la de reconstruir la paz hoy en un país que ha quedado diezmado por la guerra de tantas décadas. Pero no es imposible.

Wind turbine

Climate Crunch: climate risks and financial materiality

Integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the core of investment strategies and decision-making is becoming a reality. ESG criteria have made their way to institutional investors’ active investment strategies as well as passive strategies, for example in the growth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) considering ESG criteria.


What is 'Green Gas,' anyway?

Biogas, biomethane, renewable natural gas, and responsibly produced gas – these are a few of the terms that folks in the energy sector use regularly and often group together under the ‘green gas’ umbrella. But what are they? Is there a difference between them? And are they all as clean and green as one another? Let’s start with the basics.

How to Green your Natural Gas Offering

How to Green your Natural Gas Offering

Are you a natural gas provider? Want to offer green gas products to your customers? South Pole’s Erin Horleman provides an 9-step guide on how to use a combination of ‘green gas’ solutions to determine the product that works best for you and your customers.

EcoAustralia Carbon Credit

Something to be proud of: Updates from the Australian Carbon Neutral Market

Over 50 organisations, 25 products and 6 buildings have been certified carbon neutral against the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). South Pole Australia's Jay van Rijn discusses the return on investment for NCOS certification – and it's easier and smarter than you think!

EcoAustralia National Tree Day

Many (dirty) hands make light work: EcoAustralia National Tree Day

What do you get when you mix an unseasonably sunny winter’s morning in Melbourne with one thousand baby trees, 38 dedicated volunteers and one (no longer!) barren hilltop? Read on to find out...

Renat Heuberger

60 Seconds with Renat Heuberger

South Pole's CEO and co-founder, Renat Heuberger, has been engaged as a social entrepreneur in the fields of sustainability, climate change and renewable energies since 1999. Here, he talks to NOW – a global community of likeminded people who believe travellers and the travel industry have the responsibility to be a Force for Good – and shares how he, both at South Pole and in his personal life, is walking the talk and working for a better tomorrow.

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