South Pole makes entire New York City carbon neutral for 1 hour during Climate Week
South Pole celebrates the opening of its New York office by expanding its global movement for more climate action: the company will make
New York City carbon neutral for 1 hour on September 24, proving that available climate solutions can start creating measurable, positive impacts for people and planet as of today. Most countries under the Paris Agreement have currently pledged to reach net-zero emissions only by 2050.
"While the damages from extreme storm events continue to grow, affecting communities and companies alike, we are also seeing businesses committing to action, setting aggressive emission reduction targets, and encouraging their employees to take a stand for the climate," says Renat Heuberger, CEO and co-founder, South Pole.
Public awareness and the number of demonstrations around global warming in the United States have been rising along with the mercury, creating a strong drive for more ambitious action from governments and businesses. Working together with established partners and networks, South Pole is empowering corporate champions such as McKinsey & Co, ALDO Group, and the New York Yankees to seamlessly realign their procurement and decision-making processes with the global climate agenda, reach corporate sustainability commitments, and successfully build resilience in their supply chains and investment portfolios.
"Out of our 14 successful years of operation, nearly half have been spent working with corporate and public leaders in the U.S. We are incredibly excited to have finally opened a permanent office in the center of New York. And we will continue investing in the American market providing local solutions for a global problem. Our team of American climate experts has been growing to meet the sustainability demands and concerns from leading companies across the U.S," continues John Davis, Commercial Director, South Pole.
With 18 offices spread across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, South Pole's key advantage is its global reach and local market insights, which allows U.S-based clients to tailor renewable energy and carbon credit solutions, and to draw from a global pool of experts when executing consulting mandates. Recognized as a leader in environmental markets and carbon and renewable energy project development for the 9th year running, South Pole's portfolio currently counts 700 climate protection projects.
For more on South Pole's services and presence in the U.S, please visit https://www.southpole.com/en/sp-usa or register for South Pole's inaugural Climate Leaders event on Tuesday, 24th September at 4:00pm in New York. Find our more about South Pole's climate action movement here.
South Pole compensated the carbon emissions of New York City by investing in a community-based forest protection project in Zimbabwe, Africa.