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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!

Hoisting the FLAG: the SBTi’s target-setting approach to land-intensive sectors goes live

Hoisting the FLAG: the SBTi’s target-setting approach to land-intensive sectors goes live

The South Pole Agricultural Value Chains team
Credible climate action?  It's a jungle out there!
26 September 2022

Credible climate action? It's a jungle out there!

Katy Williams

In 2021, a band of South Pole experts travelled to the Alto Huayabamba project in Peru, where local communities champion the protection of over 50,000 hectares of biodiversity-rich forest. Learn how our regional teams on the ground ensure the quality of South Pole’s nature-based climate action projects.

Réchauffement climatique et phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes : la planète sonne le temps de l’action
24 September 2022

Réchauffement climatique et phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes : la planète sonne le temps de l’action

Hugo Gitton

Cet été, de nombreuses régions du monde ont connu des périodes de fortes chaleurs et de sécheresse, provoquant des dégâts importants pour les populations. Les données scientifiques mettent en évidence que le changement climatique augmente fortement l'occurrence d’événements climatiques extrêmes. Quels sont ces événements, à quelle échelle se produisent-ils, et quelles solutions les entreprises peuvent-elles mettre en place pour mitiger les conséquences de ce changement?

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

Sonya Samson, Matt Sprague

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.

Climate action in ecommerce makes more sense than ever: so, who’s getting it right in Asia-Pacific?
16 August 2022

Climate action in ecommerce makes more sense than ever: so, who’s getting it right in Asia-Pacific?

Brayden Lai

It’s no secret that sustainability is the best choice ethically. Yet as an ecommerce business owner, you may not realise that it’s also the best choice practically – a sure-fire way to engage your customers, improve brand loyalty and grow your business. If you need convincing, look no further than Asia-Pacific.

Segundo Castinaldo, a traditional musician with his caja stands in front of the Caxamarquilla glacier close to the Alto Huayabamba project
10 August 2022

¿Qué son los créditos de carbono?

Emily Sharples

Para demostrar una máxima acción climática, las empresas están reduciendo sus propias emisiones alineados con la ciencia, al tiempo que compensan el impacto de sus emisiones inevitables. Los créditos de carbono se han convertido en una parte esencial de una estrategia climática integral.

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.

How can we attract commercial investment for critical nature-based solutions?
03 August 2022

How can we attract commercial investment for critical nature-based solutions?

Juliette Baralon, Lewis Charters

What is holding the private sector back from investing into nature based solutions? In short – financially viable projects. A new report developed by South Pole together with WWF investigated the key success factors in developing bankable NbS to highlight the growing opportunity of NbSs as investable propositions.

“We can scale up climate action with smart solutions and digital technologies” – Geschäftsführer*in Zürich interviews South Pole CEO Renat Heuberger
01 August 2022

“We can scale up climate action with smart solutions and digital technologies” – Geschäftsführer*in Zürich interviews South Pole CEO Renat Heuberger

Geschäftsführer*in Zürich spoke with South Pole's CEO Renat Heuberger about South Pole's vision of climate action for all

Luxury car manufacturer Bentley is supporting the recovery of plastics through investing in plastic waste collection infrastructure in Thailand.
18 July 2022

Leave no trace: how plastic credits can help mitigate your company’s plastic footprint

Nicole Schlemmer

Tackling the plastic crisis effectively means we all have to better understand our own plastic footprint. South Pole’s plastic stewardship journey allows companies to measure their plastic usage, understand how much of it ends up in the environment, and take steps to reduce their footprint, before mitigating the unavoidable waste.

Packing a punch: why your climate strategy needs to consider your plastic footprint
13 July 2022

Packing a punch: why your climate strategy needs to consider your plastic footprint

Nicole Schlemmer

If we're to tackle the plastic crisis, we need to better understand our plastic footprint. South Pole's experts guide companies on how to measure their plastic usage, understand how much of it ends up in the environment and how to minimise their footprint, saving money while protecting the planet.