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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 [email protected] - our experts have it covered!

City Finance Lab South Pole

The City Finance Lab calls on urban leaders to help build back better

Juliette Baralon Daniel Tapia Haro
Why Australian companies are developing their own carbon projects
15 December 2021

Why Australian companies are developing their own carbon projects

Tara Oakley

Companies taking initiative on climate change have found it’s not enough to simply purchase carbon credits each year to offset emissions. South Pole’s Climate Solutions Manager for Australia & New Zealand, Tara Oakley, explains how developing new, local carbon projects can be an important part of a company’s net zero strategy.

Are companies ready for a changing climate?  Here’s why they should be paying attention to climate adaptation and biodiversity
07 December 2021

Are companies ready for a changing climate? Here’s why they should be paying attention to climate adaptation and biodiversity

​Urs Dieterich

Climate adaptation remains grossly underfinanced, even while extreme weather events continue to disrupt their supply chains. The new Landscape Resilience Fund aims to change that.

From mangroves to monkeys – how nature-based solutions can protect ecosystems, people, and the planet
17 November 2021

From mangroves to monkeys – how nature-based solutions can protect ecosystems, people, and the planet

Liliana Martínez, Santiago Martinez, Diana Swidler

Nature-based solutions (NBS) protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems while tackling climate change and providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. From mangroves providing hurricane protection in the US to conservation projects protecting endangered species and providing sustainable opportunities to local communities, more and more attention is being focused on the opportunities that NBS can offer.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the EU Taxonomy (& SFDR)
02 November 2021

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the EU Taxonomy (& SFDR)

Danielle Cohen Henriquez

Don’t panic! The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the EU Taxonomy may seem complicated, but this blog simplifies things and provides directions on how financial institutions can navigate the dynamic road ahead.

Trees, plants, water - why and how can investors measure their impact on nature?
08 October 2021

Trees, plants, water - why and how can investors measure their impact on nature?

Anirudh Valluri, Jimena González, Alejandro Salazar

Money managers need to become more literate in what biodiversity loss may cost them, and get ahead of new nature-related financial disclosures.

Harnessing Australia’s potential to become the world’s carbon farm
16 July 2021

Harnessing Australia’s potential to become the world’s carbon farm

Jeffrey Castellas

Jeffrey Castellas, South Pole’s Sourcing Manager, talks through the opportunities in the Australian market to unlock nature-based carbon projects at scale.

"Carbon will become one of the largest commodities in the world"- An interview with Dirk Muench, our new Director of Climate Funds & Ventures
09 July 2021

"Carbon will become one of the largest commodities in the world"- An interview with Dirk Muench, our new Director of Climate Funds & Ventures

Elliott Bourgeault

Dirk Münch, a former investment banker and until recently CEO of Persistent Energy, has just joined South Pole as Director of Impact Funds & Ventures. We asked him about his motivation to join South Pole and where more action for climate investments is needed.

FSD Kenya
07 July 2021

How can Kenya continue to lead the way on green finance in Africa?

Aymeric Reymond, Charlie Brunel-Lister

In many ways, Kenya is leading the way on green finance in Africa. In the past decade, the country has managed to decouple its fastly growing GDP and population from its GHG emissions. Now, Kenya is one of the only six countries worldwide with a greenhouse gas emission trajectory aligned with 2ºC or below, together with Ethiopia and Morocco.

Decarbonisation
05 July 2021

Decarbonising investment portfolios on the journey to Net Zero

Matt Sprague

Recent research has highlighted the scale of the financed emissions challenge and the need for financial institutions to use their investment influence to drive decarbonisation efforts. Matt Sprague, Associate Director for Climate Strategies (Australia), explains the climate journey for financial institutions to understand and tackle their scope 3 emissions.

The Green Deal series: Part 3 – Investing in biodiversity is a green business opportunity
21 May 2021

The Green Deal series: Part 3 – Investing in biodiversity is a green business opportunity

Víctor Giraldo, Liliana Martínez, Katrin Heeren

South Pole ensures environmental, social and financial sustainability for biodiversity conservation projects in a territory, working in partnership with local communities, adding value to operations and investments, and promoting/ implementing Nature Based Solutions .

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