PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This where we cherry pick the latest news and views on climate change and how its effects are already making waves in our economies, societies and daily lives. Tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and other great movers & shakers on the climate scene and read uplifting stories from our climate protection projects across the world. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch with e.sharples@southpole.com - our experts have it covered!

Canada Environmental Trailblazer:  Ties bailouts to TCFD reporting

Canada Environmental Trailblazer: Ties bailouts to TCFD reporting

Director of Sustainable Finance
The Scouts

Living with elephants – a day in the life of Kariba's wildlife scouts

If you are sitting reading this at your desk, this piece won't quite describe your average day at work. For the scouts and park rangers working in Kariba, however, a typical day is spent in the field – as you will see, they never know what to expect.

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Private aviation may be an extravagance to many, but it remains a robust and important economic sector. Not only in normal times, but also in crisis situations. In the context of COVID-19, business aviation has stepped in to facilitate repatriation efforts, distribute medical supplies and transport health workers to remote areas.

What drives sustainable business action?

What drives sustainable business action?

How strong are the sustainability drivers for business in light of the new normal we live in? Does it make sense to completely transform an organisation right now? What exactly do stakeholders expect and what are the risks?

Sustainability Funds

No Surprise: Sustainability Funds Outperform the Market - Despite COVID-19

The megatrend of 2019 was sustainability. Led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, youth across the world demanded politicians and business owners engage in immediate action on climate and sustainability.

Trash Bin

No time to waste: An eleven year old girl’s innovative response to the plastic crisis

How many times have you stood in front of your recycling bin, bleary eyed and coffee-deprived, and wondered if what you have in your hand is considered hard or soft plastic, or if your container is biodegradable or not, or do scraps of meat really go into the food bin?

The path to Net Zero: what does this mean for business?

The path to Net Zero: what does this mean for business?

Having no net emissions in the atmosphere by 2050 is scientifically heralded as essential to put us on track for a sustainable world with thriving ecosystems, healthy people, and prosperous economies. To achieve this on a global level, we have to attack the problem from two ends: dramatically decrease emissions while ramping up carbon sinks. How can businesses support this global, long-term goal with measurable actions today?

Sendle supports the Myamyn conservation project

Protecting Australia's native animals from extinction

Sendle purchases carbon credits from South Pole to guarantee carbon neutral parcel delivery. Learn more about one of the projects they support through our EcoAustralia™ carbon credit solution—the Myamyn Lowland Forest Conservation project in Victoria—and how it helps safeguard habitat for a very special marsupial.

Tackling Plastic Crisis

Why corporate investments into transparent plastic management will not go to waste

Plastic waste, especially in oceans and the natural environment, is rising up the scale of global environmental concerns. Targeted investments by companies in tackling it, on the other hand, will add value to the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit.

Why building corporate climate resilience has never been more important

Why building corporate climate resilience has never been more important

We can no longer take for granted just-in-time supply chains, or continued demand, supply, and travel for economic growth. Black swan events like the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak have driven this point home.

Renewable Energy Indonesia

Indonesia needs a better clean energy policy

While ASEAN member countries race to seize market share amidst the renewable energy boom in the region, Indonesia — as the biggest energy user — does not seem to realise what its missing.

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