Buy-in from industry thought leaders has already been won with Oxford Net Zero and other leading voices praising South Pole for its inclusivity in initial discussions about forging a new landscape for corporate climate claims.
Kaya Axelsson, Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, said: “This collaboration will result in a consolidated and simplified toolbox that empowers companies to effectively demonstrate how their efforts contribute to fulfilling national commitments and driving climate action forward."
Suzanne DiBianca, EVP and Chief Impact Officer at Salesforce."By fostering transparency and providing incentives, we can empower businesses to accelerate climate action. South Pole's 'Funding Climate Action' claim sets a new standard, encouraging companies to go beyond their own four walls. It's time for companies to unite on shared goals and propel the global net zero transition forward."
Dr. Cornelius Walter, Impact investor, advisor at Lightrock (global private equity platform): “By encouraging the adoption of a new contribution claim, South Pole is helping to create a paradigm shift in how businesses view and engage with climate action. This initiative paves the way for a future where companies not only prioritise profitability but also embrace their responsibility to address the pressing environmental challenges we face."
Mahua Acharya, Chief of Staff at C-Quest Capital: "There is no way we can deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement without the private sector. But for companies to make claims around their efforts in a credible way, we need improved and verifiable ways to demonstrate how their investments are aligned with our shared goals."
Amelie Tan, UK and WW Regional Manager, Transition Accelerator, Carbon Disclosure Project: "Companies must urgently accelerate their science-led value chain emission reductions, and go even further by investing in mitigation outside their value chains. Credible and transparent contribution claims help companies to amplify their beyond value chain mitigation activities and as a result, increase our chances to resolve the climate crisis."
Britta Wyss Bisang, Global Sustainability Director, Schoeller Allibert: "The FCA label reflects our investment in addressing climate change in a meaningful and verified way while constantly reducing our climate impact. With the help of the new label, we are able to display this climate action in the most transparent and credible way."
Matthias Hausmann, Director Chemistry and Environment, CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA: "As a company we have felt the obligation for quite some time, that it is a necessity to invest in climate action, and use verifiable claims backed by science to show for it. South Pole's proposal of 'Funding Climate Action' through verified climate contributions is a viable alternative for companies funding climate action beyond their value chains and wanting to demonstrate how these efforts align with the Paris Agreement."
Patrick Lefevere, CEO of Decolef, Soudal Quick-Step (Tour de France racing team): "Combining our passion for cycling and the environment, we aim to amplify our collective voice and raise awareness about the urgent need to address climate change and strive to inspire others to join the movement for 'Funding Climate Action'. It all starts with us."