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Climate Investments

South Pole advises clients across the private and public sector on developing and implementing mandates that provide financial support and technical assistance to projects and SMEs that deliver climate impact.

Why climate investments?

Procuring carbon assets is a good idea if companies or governments have a net zero goal, and need to secure large volumes of carbon (removal) credits over the next 10-20 years.

By developing an impact platform with South Pole, clients can drive transformative change, with opportunities beyond traditional commercial capital and grant-based climate finance. This 'patient' or soft capital enables projects and SMEs/startups to bring their products and services to market.

We also connect clients with opportunities that scale up low-carbon technologies and business models.

What do we offer?

We advise companies, governments and philanthropies on financing climate action at scale. Our advisory work includes vehicle design, project and technical due diligence, donor matching, grant-making strategy, partnership analysis, setting up governance, impact and and monitoring frameworks.

South Pole helps clients to support climate action through two types of advisory mandates:


Carbon Procurement

We have developed and managed six dedicated procurement mandates targeting purchase of certified emission reductions and carbon credit issuance for public and private sector clients.


Impact platforms

Platforms that source & evaluate projects & SMEs/startups to which clients can provide technical or financial support along topics such as landscape resilience, climate adaptation, circular economy & social inclusion.

South Pole is advising a range of private and public entities on how to create impact. Since our inception, we have:

15 years of experience

In addition to our track record of procuring carbon credits and supporting innovative projects, we have 15 years of experience working to support a low-carbon and climate-resilient world.

Technical experience

Over a decade of technical experience in land use and clean energy.

Identified and developed over 850 projects

Identified and developed over 850 projects, thereby enabling project owners to sell carbon credits and to mobilise more than US$10 billion in private investments for low-carbon projects.

Sound processes

Sound processes based on globally accepted standards.

Demonstrated climate impact

Demonstrated climate impact with more than 1Gt CO2 saved over the past 10 years by our climate action projects.

The Team

Martin Stadelmann
Public sector & corporate

Martin Stadelmann

Senior Director Climate Investments
Marlies Kimpe
Philanthropic clients

Marlies Kimpe

Associate Director, Funding and Partnerships, Climate Investments
David Grosspietsch
Public sector & corporate

David Grosspietsch

Director, Practice Lead Impact Platforms

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