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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!

Be part of one of the first European carbon remuneration programmes, for farmers by farmers: How you can help local farmers make a global impact?

Be part of one of the first European carbon remuneration programmes, for farmers by farmers: How you can help local farmers make a global impact?

Esther Mertens Adeline de Lamar
Explained: the SBTi net zero standard for financials
31 May 2022

Explained: the SBTi net zero standard for financials

Charlie Brunel-Lister, Shrieya Mehra

The "Net-zero foundations for financial institutions" paper is the preamble to the SBTi’s upcoming standard of the same name. South Pole knows the transformational role that financial institutions can play in accelerating the climate transition. That’s why we’ve put together our digest of what you need to know.

TCFD als Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu Netto-Null
27 April 2022

TCFD als Meilenstein auf dem Weg zu Netto-Null

Matt Sprague, Nancy Xie

Da die Entwicklung von Netto-Null-Strategien und die TCFD-Berichterstattung immer beliebter werden, wollen Unternehmen verstehen, wie beide Konzepte zusammenwirken, um eine prägnante Klimastrategie zu entwickeln und zu entscheiden, welche Schritte sie zuerst unternehmen wollen.

Net zero for financial institutions - key takeaways from the latest UN report on climate mitigation
20 April 2022

Net zero for financial institutions - key takeaways from the latest UN report on climate mitigation

Charlie Brunel-Lister

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC)’s 6th assessment report is a dense digest of the climate solutions that must be put into action to stop runaway climate change. Here are the main takeaways we believe all financial sector leaders should know.

From jackaroo to South Pole – reflections of a carbon projects trainee in Australia
17 November 2021

From jackaroo to South Pole – reflections of a carbon projects trainee in Australia

William Devillee

The opportunity for carbon project development in Australia is making headlines and attracting huge interest in the agricultural sector. For William Devilee, working with South Pole’s Climate Projects team in Australia has allowed him to combine his knowledge of agriculture with his passion for sustainability. Here Will shares his highlights and learnings after six months with the team.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the EU Taxonomy (& SFDR)
02 November 2021

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the EU Taxonomy (& SFDR)

Danielle Cohen Henriquez

Don’t panic! The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the EU Taxonomy may seem complicated, but this blog simplifies things and provides directions on how financial institutions can navigate the dynamic road ahead.

A simple guide to climate neutral, net zero and climate positive
27 October 2021

A simple guide to climate neutral, net zero and climate positive

Denis Jorisch

What is net zero? How is it different from 'climate positive' or 'carbon negative'? Does climate neutrality still matter? Read on to get answers and direction on some of the big questions that many companies are asking today.

Australia’s mining sector must act now to protect its future
20 September 2021

Australia’s mining sector must act now to protect its future

Matt Sprague

Australia's mining sector has the opportunity to be part of the solution as we transition to a net zero future. Learn more about cost-effective decarbonisation opportunities already available today and download our guide to aligning with the low carbon transition.

Rapport du GIEC : un appel à l'action pour les responsables de la durabilité
16 August 2021

Rapport du GIEC : un appel à l'action pour les responsables de la durabilité

Jonathan Moss, Leos Paul Bloch

Le dernier rapport du GIEC est sans appel : nous devons agir maintenant pour stopper la hausse des émissions dans l'atmosphère. Alors que les politiques tardent à s’organiser, les entreprises doivent prendre des mesures immédiates pour contribuer à la protection du climat et anticiper les risques associés, afin d’assurer la pérennité de leur activité.

Nachhaltigkeitsmanager aufgepasst: 4 wichtige Erkenntnisse aus dem IPCC-Bericht
16 August 2021

Nachhaltigkeitsmanager aufgepasst: 4 wichtige Erkenntnisse aus dem IPCC-Bericht

Jonathan Moss, Leos Paul Bloch

Der jüngste Bericht des IPCC macht deutlich, dass wir sofort handeln müssen, damit nicht noch mehr Emissionen in die Atmosphäre gelangen. Wir dürften keine Zeit verlieren, und Unternehmen müssen sofort Massnahmen ergreifen, um den Klimarisiken entgegenzuwirken, die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu erhalten, und ihren Beitrag zum Klimaschutz leisten, wo die Politik bis jetzt versagt hat.

A just transition requires a major paradigm shift
05 August 2021

A just transition requires a major paradigm shift

Ingo Puhl

Many countries are already linking their post-Covid-19 recovery to a "green" agenda. For Thailand, applying such long-term thinking over short-term, profit-oriented or reactionary measures will be more critical than ever in the coming year.