pool financial resources, either from one company or from several companies, governments, philanthropies and other investors to finance climate action at scale. By aggregating investments, investors co-finance projects and companies that generate a positive climate impact.
South Pole manages to 2 types of climate funds
Carbon Funds: Commercial pools of capital that generate returns for investors in the form of carbon credits from project
Climate venture vehicles: Pools of capital that invest patient or soft capital in ventures to create lasting climate impact
Why climate funds?
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 through a carbon fund is a good opportunity.
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 good idea. Such “patient" or soft capital enables climate solution companies to validate assumptions, bring products and services to market, and begin to scale up low-carbon technologies and business models.
Your trusted partner
South Pole has been managing a range of climate funds for private and public entities, currently with
US$ 700 million under management. In addition to this track record in fund management, we have 15 years of experience working to support a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy:
Identified and developed 700+ projects, and mobilised US$10 billion in private investment.
Over a decade of technical experience in land use and clean energy
Sound fund governance based on globally accepted standards
Demonstrated climate impact with 80m tCO2 saved over the past 10 years by our climate action funds and projects