Viewing climate change as an opportunity
In 2006, five young social entrepreneurs got together and founded South Pole. From the beginning, diversity, partnership and entrepreneurship have been key values for the company – and these three values continue to drive the success of South Pole today.
South Pole has always stood for one, shared belief: that our economy and society can only thrive if businesses can embed sustainability and the environment into the heart of their activities.
As graduates of the prestigious Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), each one of the five founders had a unique perspective on ways to confront climate change; from promoting renewable energy, and protecting forests, land and water, to market-driven initiatives for companies and investors.
They quickly discovered that their different perspectives could work together as one.
After successfully founding the non-profit 'myclimate' they decided to position climate change as a business opportunity for visionary companies, and South Pole was born.
Drawing their motivation from the belief in a sustainable world, the founders built a fast-growing enterprise with a truly global reach. Our employees, heralding from over 30 different nationalities, have interdisciplinary backgrounds, as well as degrees from top universities and experience in both the public and private sectors.
South Pole's range of climate solutions empower organisations to seize the opportunities climate change presents and to mitigate climate-related risks.Find out more
Our projects deliver measurable benefits aligned with the aims of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They improve lives, livelihoods and landscapes for communities around the world.Read more
The motivation and expertise of nearly 600 employees from more than 30 countries drives our success and impact.