PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This 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 & 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 with e.sharples@southpole.com - our experts have it covered!

The Green Deal Series - Part 1: Incorporating the European Green Deal in your Climate Strategy

The Green Deal Series - Part 1: Incorporating the European Green Deal in your Climate Strategy

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot
A Simple Guide to Climate Neutral, Net Zero and Climate Positive

A Simple Guide to Climate Neutral, Net Zero and Climate Positive

Leah Wieczorek, 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.

The art world’s new darling; here's how we can make NFTs work for the planet too

The art world’s new darling; here's how we can make NFTs work for the planet too

Emily Sharples

Together with Mintbase and the NEAR Foundation, South Pole is launching a green NFT auction. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the artists and our climate action projects.

Court rulings and investor action: What is the future of the fossil fuel industry?

Court rulings and investor action: What is the future of the fossil fuel industry?

Matt Sprague

In the past 48 hours, the fossil fuel industry has been rocked by exciting developments in Europe, Australia and the United States that will have major ramifications for the sector. It is clear that stakeholders - including shareholders who are traditionally risk averse and not particularly pro-environment - are increasingly seeing the writing on the wall and recognising that fossil fuel companies need to accept climate change as a definitive business risk to have a profitable future.

Renat Heuberger

Renat Heuberger, CEO South Pole, im Interview

Patrick Gunti

Moneycab.com: Herr Heuberger, der Impact Investor Lightrock, hinter dem die liechtensteinische LGT und das Fürstenhaus von und zu Liechtenstein steht, übernimmt eine 10%-Beteiligung an South Pole. Wie kam es zum Engagement von Lightrock?

Investments in Biodiversity: The green business opportunity

Investments in Biodiversity: The green business opportunity

Víctor Giraldo, Liliana Martínez, Katrin Heeren

South Pole ensures environmental, social and financial sustainability for biodiversity conservation projects in a territory, working in partnership with local communities, adding value to operations and investments, and promoting/ implementing Nature Based Solutions .

CIFI: the road to 1.5ºC

CIFI: the road to 1.5ºC

Charlie Brunel-Lister, Andres Casallas

We live in paradoxical times. On the one hand, many financial institutions are ramping up their sustainability work while at the same time maintaining - or even increasing - investments in the fossil fuel sector. Some even use their sustainability claims to divert attention from their nefarious actions. 

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.

The Green Deal Series - Part 2:  What the financial industry needs to know about the EU Taxonomy

The Green Deal Series - Part 2: What the financial industry needs to know about the EU Taxonomy

Ingmar Schuurmans

This post focuses on the effects of the new EU Taxonomy, a central tool for the actual implementation of the EU Green Deal, specifically in financing Europe’s sustainable growth.

Warum Unternehmen bei TCFD nicht schlafen dürfen

Warum Unternehmen bei TCFD nicht schlafen dürfen

Nico Kröner, Alice Newman

Regierungen weltweit sehen die TCFD-Empfehlungen als das richtige Mittel, damit Unternehmen das Thema Klimawandel auf strategischer und operativer Ebene angehen können, so auch der Schweizer Bundesrat.

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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