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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
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.

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

Carbon credits explained

Emily Sharples

To demonstrate maximum climate action, companies are reducing their own emissions in line with science while also compensating for the impact of their unavoidable emissions. Carbon credits are the preferred solution for this, and have become an essential part of a holistic climate strategy.

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.

Neutralité carbone : cadre légal et bonnes pratiques de communication en France.
06 July 2022

Neutralité carbone : cadre légal et bonnes pratiques de communication en France.

Eglantine Moreau

La loi climat et résilience du 22 août 2021 a donné pour la première fois un cadre législatif régulant la communication des entreprises autour de leur engagement environnemental en France. Un décret est depuis venu préciser les conditions de mise en application de la loi en France. Décryptage.

Établir une stratégie environnementale ambitieuse et faire face aux risques liés au changement climatique : un challenge pour l'industrie manufacturiè
30 June 2022

Établir une stratégie environnementale ambitieuse et faire face aux risques liés au changement climatique : un challenge pour l'industrie manufacturiè

Roby Crean

Établir une stratégie environnementale ambitieuse et faire face aux risques liés au changement climatique : un challenge pour l'industrie manufacturière

Removing carbon with biochar: how you can get involved in a cutting-edge removal project
28 June 2022

Removing carbon with biochar: how you can get involved in a cutting-edge removal project

Chetan Aggarwal, Zoe Linder, Adam Sipthorpe

Biochar is good for much more than your garden. We explain what biochar is, why it’s good for people and planet, and how the new methodology under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), which South Pole helped co-develop, can enable us to harness biochar’s climate-fighting potential.

Explained: the SBTi net zero standard for financials
31 May 2022

Explained: the SBTi net zero standard for financials

Charlie Brunel-Lister, Shrieya Mehra

The "Net-zero foundations for financial institutions" paper is the preamble to the SBTi’s upcoming standard of the same name. South Pole knows the transformational role that financial institutions can play in accelerating the climate transition. That’s why we’ve put together our digest of what you need to know.

Stratégie climatique : trois étapes clés pour réussir votre bilan carbone
27 April 2022

Stratégie climatique : trois étapes clés pour réussir votre bilan carbone

Marie Gustafsson

La définition d’un objectif net zéro est aujourd’hui devenu la norme pour les entreprises, et un jeu crucial dans la pérennité des activités et sociétés humaines sur notre planète. A plus court terme, elle est essentielle pour anticiper le renforcement de la réglementation sur les émissions de carbone. Par où commencer?

Reporting et communication climatique : décryptage du référentiel TCFD
27 April 2022

Reporting et communication climatique : décryptage du référentiel TCFD

Nancy Xie

Face au changement climatique et à ses impacts de plus en plus visibles à travers le monde, l’engagement des entreprises est un levier d’action incontournable.

Designing a toolbox to scale up quality removals
20 April 2022

Designing a toolbox to scale up quality removals

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot, Dylan Marks

There can be no net zero without carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere. But the scale of this challenge is colossal. Creating an enabling environment and framework for upscaling durable removals is urgently needed. Here we explore how this sector can be designed to be fit-for-purpose.