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!

Emissions, impacts and risks: How to start your Climate Journey

Emissions, impacts and risks: How to start your Climate Journey

Charles Henderson
The post-corona renewables boom – why now is the time to act

The post-corona renewables boom – why now is the time to act

Stakeholders are demanding that we #BuildBackBetter; in order to meet those demands, businesses are increasingly becoming part of a renewable recovery.

south pole and signify project

Lighting up India's off-grid communities

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in an off-grid community? Try switching off all your lights in your home and unplug everything. On second thought, don’t do that. It’s dangerous… And that’s the point.

Cathleen Hoffmann

The first climate neutral concrete in Switzerland: Interview with Holcim’s Cathleen Hoffmann

With South Pole's support, Holcim has launched the first climate-neutral concrete in Switzerland. This interview with product engineer Cathleen Hoffmann offers valuable insights into how this milestone was achieved.

The Scouts

Living with elephants – a day in the life of Kariba's wildlife scouts

If you are sitting reading this at your desk, this piece won't quite describe your average day at work. For the scouts and park rangers working in Kariba, however, a typical day is spent in the field – as you will see, they never know what to expect.

South Pole project development

Canada Environmental Trailblazer: Ties bailouts to TCFD reporting

Covid-19 has brought irreversible changes to our society and economic systems. As we turn our attention towards rebuilding resilient economies, government policy on recovery is now top of mind. Bailout conditions in particular are capturing people’s attention. Leading the way, Canada has connected state aid with climate action.

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Private aviation may be an extravagance to many, but it remains a robust and important economic sector. Not only in normal times, but also in crisis situations. In the context of COVID-19, business aviation has stepped in to facilitate repatriation efforts, distribute medical supplies and transport health workers to remote areas.

What drives sustainable business action?

What drives sustainable business action?

How strong are the sustainability drivers for business in light of the new normal we live in? Does it make sense to completely transform an organisation right now? What exactly do stakeholders expect and what are the risks?

Youth Climate Action

2020 was to be the Year of Climate Action. How are we doing?

A year plagued by the coronavirus pandemic might not seem like a good year for business, but when it comes to the voluntary carbon market, encouraging signs of demand from a diverse range of sectors are persisting.

Trash Bin

No time to waste: An eleven year old girl’s innovative response to the plastic crisis

How many times have you stood in front of your recycling bin, bleary eyed and coffee-deprived, and wondered if what you have in your hand is considered hard or soft plastic, or if your container is biodegradable or not, or do scraps of meat really go into the food bin?

The path to Net Zero: what does this mean for business?

The path to Net Zero: what does this mean for business?

Having no net emissions in the atmosphere by 2050 is scientifically heralded as essential to put us on track for a sustainable world with thriving ecosystems, healthy people, and prosperous economies. To achieve this on a global level, we have to attack the problem from two ends: dramatically decrease emissions while ramping up carbon sinks. How can businesses support this global, long-term goal with measurable actions today?

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