Our climate venture vehicles bring together companies, governments, philanthropies and wealthy individuals to pool capital, with the view to develop and promote new climate technologies and innovative climate businesses at scale.
These funds and pools of capital - next to positive climate impact - also contribute to different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We measure the SDG impact with dedicated tools.
Funders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors are looking for innovative ways to finance global climate goals, and build climate resilience.
To address common barriers to climate finance, such as the lack of know-how and sound investment opportunities, South Pole structures and manages pools of capitals that identify, invest in, and build high potential businesses and ventures.
South Pole invests “patient" and “soft" capital that allows climate solution companies to improve business models, products and services, as well as innovate and grow sustainably.
Financial markets, including commercial venture capital, cannot by themselves solve the problem of climate change; nor is traditional “free money" from philanthropies and governments enough. Patient capital is a third way that combines the efficiency and scale of commercial capital with the impact-orientation of grant-based funding.
By investing in an impact fund, clients across the private, public and non-profit sectors can:
South Pole has advised a range of private and public entities on structuring impact funds that focus on social and environmental benefits. In addition to our track record in fund management, we have 15 years of experience in working to support a sustainable economy:
South Pole works with clients across the private, public and non-profit sectors to develop, structure, implement and manage venture vehicles in the areas of Energy, Land & Water or Technology & Industry. Vehicles currently under management or available for investment include: