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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!

Nachhaltigkeitsmanager aufgepasst: 4 wichtige Erkenntnisse aus dem IPCC-Bericht

Nachhaltigkeitsmanager aufgepasst: 4 wichtige Erkenntnisse aus dem IPCC-Bericht

Jonathan Moss Leos Paul Bloch
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

Matt Sprague, Sonya Samson

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.

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

OVO Energy and South Pole break new ground on carbon avoidance in the energy sector.

Neutralité carbone : cadre légal et bonnes pratiques de communication en France.
06 July 2022

Neutralité carbone : cadre légal et bonnes pratiques de communication en France.

Eglantine Moreau

La loi climat et résilience du 22 août 2021 a donné pour la première fois un cadre législatif régulant la communication des entreprises autour de leur engagement environnemental en France. Un décret est depuis venu préciser les conditions de mise en application de la loi en France. Décryptage.

The big moment for manufacturing: how to lead on climate action and avoid negative climate impacts
30 June 2022

The big moment for manufacturing: how to lead on climate action and avoid negative climate impacts

Roby Crean

Adapting to and combatting climate change must be a part of any manufacturer’s long-term strategy, and indeed, meeting these challenges has led to an explosion of innovation and collaboration in the industry.

Removing carbon with biochar: how you can get involved in a cutting-edge removal project
28 June 2022

Removing carbon with biochar: how you can get involved in a cutting-edge removal project

Chetan Aggarwal, Zoe Linder, Adam Sipthorpe

Biochar is good for much more than your garden. We explain what biochar is, why it’s good for people and planet, and how the new methodology under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), which South Pole helped co-develop, can enable us to harness biochar’s climate-fighting potential.

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.

Start here: your three key steps for successful carbon footprinting
27 April 2022

Start here: your three key steps for successful carbon footprinting

Marie Gustafsson

Reaching net zero is no longer just corporate jargon: it’s a priority that could ensure the survival of your organisation and its ability to get ahead of tightening regulation on carbon emissions. But knowing where to start is often the hardest part. So, start here.

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.

Designing a toolbox to scale up quality removals
20 April 2022

Designing a toolbox to scale up quality removals

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot, Dylan Marks

There can be no net zero without carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere. But the scale of this challenge is colossal. Creating an enabling environment and framework for upscaling durable removals is urgently needed. Here we explore how this sector can be designed to be fit-for-purpose.