South Pole Group has won multiple categories in the
2016 Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings. For the third year running, the Zurich-based company came first in: Best Trading Company, Best Project Developer – Renewable Energy and Best Wholesaler. This prestigious peer-voted industry ranking recognises the Group's results-based initiatives and project development approach that drive innovation and impacts in the field of climate change adaptation & mitigation.
"We are very honored by this recognition. For us this is an invaluable endorsement from our clients and partners for our inclusive, results-based approach," says Renat Heuberger, CEO at South Pole Group. "We believe it's all about initiating real, measurable action on the ground, and I could not be prouder of the impacts that our efforts - along with those of our partnering clients - have had on the commerce and communities of the world during the past decade."
South Pole Group was furthermore given notable recognition as Project Developer in the categories of Overall Project Development, Energy Efficiency and Public Health, substantiating its expertise across key areas of sustainability. In addition to this, the company, along with its Australian subsidiary Climate Friendly, continued to strengthen its position in global Forestry, placing second in this category.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, South Pole Group looks ahead: with the inking of the Paris Agreement at the COP21 climate conference, the Group is ever more determined to turn climate change into an enormous opportunity for businesses and organisations alike. South Pole Group's global team has been further strengthened by recent hires of seasoned sustainability experts and a new high-level Board, ensuring that the company's solutions continue to create shared value at the crossroads of the environment, local communities, public policy initiatives, corporate operations, and civil society.
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