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
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

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.

The TCFD framework has pushed climate-related financial reporting into the mainstream - companies must move fast

The TCFD framework has pushed climate-related financial reporting into the mainstream - companies must move fast

Four years on, the framework put forth by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has pushed climate risk reporting to the top of the investor agenda. Governments are joining in too – a prelude to what may be a step towards mandatory global rules around climate-related disclosure.

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

Presented at the Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum, hosted by the Deutsche Börse Group.

UK and Ireland – are you ready for the year of climate action?

UK and Ireland – are you ready for the year of climate action?

To help inspire change in your organisation, and stay ahead of the competition, we’ve helpfully rounded-up some of 2020’s leading climate pledges from across the UK, Ireland and further afield.

How Asia is responding to the global climate challenge

How Asia is responding to the global climate challenge

Climate action in Asia, despite the impacts of COVID-19, is accelerating rapidly as some of the largest emitters in the region set Net Zero targets and businesses follow suit. This is a welcome trend given Asia’s growing number of big multinationals – and the fact that it is home to the supply chains of various global brands. How is the region responding to the climate challenge and what can we expect from 2021?

It all starts with soil: how regenerative agriculture can help curb climate change

It all starts with soil: how regenerative agriculture can help curb climate change

Farming – it accounts for 10% of our annual GHG emissions and can have severe long-term implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services, and food security. Regenerative agriculture can turn over a new leaf by redesigning the farming system to work together with nature. By purchasing carbon credits from certified regenerative agriculture projects, organisations can address their carbon footprint and provide alternative income streams to farmers implementing soil-enhancing agricultural techniques.

Are Australian business leaders ready for Net Zero?

Are Australian business leaders ready for Net Zero?

Despite COVID-19, corporate climate action in Australia and globally continues apace and, in some cases, is even accelerating. We've rounded up 2020's key commitments to inspire your business to take the next step on your climate journey in 2021.

Net-zero is not just a buzzword - businesses must show they are serious about climate action

Net-zero is not just a buzzword - businesses must show they are serious about climate action

New survey finds many companies have set net zero climate targets, but few have milestones to reach them, explains South Pole CEO Renat Heuberger.

Financing Climate Action

Financing Climate Action

Step 4 of the South Pole Climate Journey guides you through the large variety of carbon offset options and explores a range of growing investment opportunities. Following our how-to guide will ensure your capital maximises the direct benefits to your business and the planet.

Nordic climate action

Keeping it cool - the Nordic way of climate action

Flash forward: it is 2075 and we’ve set sail for the RCP 8.5 trajectory for 2100, the worst case climate scenario according to the IPCC. Imagine this: Pacific islands such as Tuvalu have long sunk into a rising ocean, heat and pollution take a toll on the global population, hurricanes and fires devastate poor communities on a regular basis, and huge swaths of Asia and Africa have become uninhabitable due to heat and drought. Quick shift back to the present: luckily we are not there. However, we are still far away from the emissions trajectory necessary for a 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming.

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