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 business case for CDP reporting

The business case for CDP reporting

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot
A checklist for the sustainability drivers in your supply chain

A checklist for the sustainability drivers in your supply chain

Karine Basso

At South Pole, we see a growing number of bold commitments to drive climate change through the supply chain. Where scope 1 and 2 were once the primary focus to reduce emissions, it's becoming clear that we will not be able to achieve the reductions we need unless organisations push hard to drive change throughout their value chains as well.

How to get the most out of your Science Based Target (SBT)

How to get the most out of your Science Based Target (SBT)

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot

What is competitive sustainability? Put simply, it is a company’s ability to compete and succeed relative to peers as part of its transition to a sustainable economy. Achieving net-zero emissions is at the heart of it, a goal which requires a competitive emission reduction pathway.

Removing and re-using CO2 in a climate-smart way requires close collaboration

Removing and re-using CO2 in a climate-smart way requires close collaboration

Carmen Álvarez Campo, Joseph Dutton

CCUS is an essential tool to meet climate goals, but the complex systems surrounding it require strong collaboration across sectors to reach its potential.

Are we listening to the true forest experts when it comes to tackling deforestation?

Are we listening to the true forest experts when it comes to tackling deforestation?

Emily Sharples, Mr

For our team based in the Medellin office, it's a three-day journey to the Predio Putumayo Indigenous Reserve, including 500 km by boat along the Putumayo river. On International Day of Forests, South Pole staff join an Indigenous community member to reflect on their experiences of developing REDD+ projects to save Colombia's Amazon rainforest.

Technological carbon removals: What is it and are we missing a big opportunity to drive climate action in Europe?

Technological carbon removals: What is it and are we missing a big opportunity to drive climate action in Europe?

Carmen Álvarez Campo, Joseph Dutton

Permanent carbon removals will play a vital role in the ‘race to zero.’ But efforts to scale up technological carbon dioxide removals are facing systemic challenges. How can policymakers help scale carbon removal activities within and beyond Europe?

Working towards Net Zero – how Irish business leaders can match ambition with climate action

Working towards Net Zero – how Irish business leaders can match ambition with climate action

Olwen Smith

In 2020, the Irish government committed to lowering its greenhouse gas emissions by 7% per year to achieve Net Zero by 2050. To put that into perspective: the fastest rate of national emissions reduction achieved by an advanced economy was about 3% per year in the UK over the past decade. Ireland aims to more than double that.

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.

Climate Chatter: Was bedeutet Net Zero?

Climate Chatter: Was bedeutet Net Zero?

Ramon Waser

In der zweiten Episode des Climate Chatter Podcast sprechen wir über das Thema Net Zero. Es wird diskutiert, was die Unterschiede zwischen Net Zero und Klimaneutralität sind und welche Rolle die globale Wirtschaftskrise aufgrund der Coronapandemie in Sachen Klimaschutz spielt

Clean cookstoves saving the Giant Panda with WWF

Clean cookstoves saving the Giant Panda with WWF

Xuan Yang

Together with WWF and Coop, South Pole has clean cookstoves projects that address indoor air pollution while cutting emissions and protecting panda habitat

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