Climate investments pool financial resources, from one or several companies, governments, philanthropies and other investors to finance climate action at scale.
South Pole manages to two types of climate investments
Image: How South Pole's Climate Investments create impact
If companies or investors have a carbon net-zero goal, and need to secure large volumes of carbon (removal) credits over the next 10-20 years, an investment in carbon assets is a good idea.
To create transformative change, with opportunities beyond what traditional commercial capital and grant-based climate finance can offer, an investment in a climate venture vehicle is a possibility. Such 'patient' or soft capital enables companies providing innovative solutions to bring products and services to market, and begin to scale up low-carbon technologies and business models.
South Pole is managing a range of climate investments for private and public entities, currently with US$ 700 million under management. In addition to our track record in management of funds, we have 15 years of experience working to support a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. Since our inception, we have: