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South Pole

South Pole is a leading provider of global sustainability financing solutions and services, with more than 300 experts over 18 offices worldwide.

South Pole

For more than a decade, South Pole has worked with a wide range of public, private and civil sector organisations to accelerate the transition to a climate-smart society. South Pole has mobilised climate finance to over 700 projects in emission reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use, acting today ‘for a better tomorrow’. South Pole’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon and renewable energy credits.

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New Tool Captures Employee Scope 3 Emissions Data, No Matter Where They Work
New Tool Captures Employee Scope 3 Emissions Data, No Matter Where They Work

8 months ago - New solution from WeSpire, Cox and South Pole dramatically improves how companies measure and reduce employee emissions in hybrid and increasingly remote work environments.

HSBC to Phase Out Coal Financing by 2040 — Will Wall Street Follow Suit?
HSBC to Phase Out Coal Financing by 2040 — Will Wall Street Follow Suit?

9 months ago - HSBC announces its thermal coal phase-out plan on the same day as a Sierra Club-Center for American Progress report calls out Wall Street’s outsized contribution to the climate crisis. Can the necessary sea change be made in time to avoid disaster?

While Travel Was Quiet, JetBlue Was Busy with Sustainability
While Travel Was Quiet, JetBlue Was Busy with Sustainability

10 months ago - During COVID, JetBlue announced several sustainability targets — including a net-zero target by 2040, as well as a set of short-and medium-term targets to help them get there. We asked Carl Otto, JetBlue’s Senior Analyst for Sustainability and ESG, how they'll do it.

Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation
Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

10 months ago - With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

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From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative
From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative

11 months ago - The potential for D-RECs as an instrument for transformative change is limited only by the corporate appetite for renewables, which at this point sees no signs of waning. While the infrastructure is currently being built and finalized, the chance to funnel investments is just around the corner.

An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets
An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets

1 year ago - As we race to achieve net zero, let’s ensure we aren’t making the same mistakes that got us here. Tech solutions do not deliver the same co-benefits as nature — and clearly cannot substitute for the loss of ecosystems. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective and can make an immediate difference.

Sustainable Finance Is More Than a Trend
Sustainable Finance Is More Than a Trend

1 year ago - Climate change is an issue of global concern; more and more prominent investors, businesses and institutions are calling for the incorporation of climate-related financial disclosures — and the US financial sector is uniquely positioned to take action.

Amidst Industry Boom, Brands Find More Sustainable Solutions to eCommerce Logistics
Amidst Industry Boom, Brands Find More Sustainable Solutions to eCommerce Logistics

1 year ago - From rethinking sourcing to shipping, here are some of the key carbon- and waste-reducing strategies brands big and small are using to better balance sustainability and business goals.

How to Streamline Supply Chain Emissions Accounting
How to Streamline Supply Chain Emissions Accounting

1 year ago - Climate change exposure and carbon emissions remain barriers to resilient supply chains. Here, South Pole and SupplyShift discuss new developments in supply chain visibility that can help mitigate these risks once and for all.

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The Mountain Ahead: Surveying the Path to Carbon Negative
The Mountain Ahead: Surveying the Path to Carbon Negative

1 year ago - We are at the very beginning of the most challenging leg of the climate journey; many companies have yet to commit to zeroing out their emissions. Still, a few at the cutting edge are responding to the call for a higher bar to be set and are staking their reputations on achieving it. 

Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action
Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action

1 year ago - Carbon markets connect the growing demand from companies and consumers committing to net zero, with the small but growing supply of removal and avoidance solutions. Carbon credits make the most of tangible solutions that are possible and available now.

Shoppers Play a Huge Role in the Climate Battle
Shoppers Play a Huge Role in the Climate Battle

1 year ago - Two innovative new offerings provide forward-thinking companies an engaging way to not only compensate for their product emissions, but to engage with their customers around climate action in a new way. 

Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal
Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal

1 year ago - While the majority of projects that generate carbon credits focus solely on carbon abatement, an increasing number also achieve other environmental, economic, social and cultural co-benefits — which increase impact ROI for companies.

4 Key Reasons to Embed Renewables Throughout Your Supply Chain
4 Key Reasons to Embed Renewables Throughout Your Supply Chain

1 year ago - It can be challenging to drive sustainable change in a supply chain, but the impact of action far outweighs the risks of inaction. Here's why adopting renewables through your supply chain is the pathway to climate leadership.

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New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship
New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship

1 year ago - Since scientists first raised the alarm about plastic pollution in the environment, brands have been slow to respond. Will the 2020 Brand Audit and new plastic-stewardship guidelines help accelerate an overdue shift away from single-use plastic?

Net Zero Emissions: Why We Can’t Tackle the Climate Crisis Without Addressing Global Inequality
Net Zero Emissions: Why We Can’t Tackle the Climate Crisis Without Addressing Global Inequality

2 years ago - As we enter 2020, we face a trilemma of global warming, growing inequality and rising nationalism — so, a well-designed net-zero strategy must tackle the climate crisis and promote economic opportunities for the less privileged at the same time.

Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources
Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources

3 years ago - New partnerships for forest and clean-air restoration, along with over 50 new adoptees of science-based emissions-reduction targets lead us into a week full of business sustainability commitments for Climate Week 2019.

Sustainable Brands Convenes Global Brand Leaders at SB’19 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Convenes Global Brand Leaders at SB’19 Detroit

3 years ago - Sustainable Brands® kicks off SB’19 Detroit, its largest community gathering of global brand and sustainability leaders dedicated to advancing social and environmental innovation today at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

Q&A: A Practical Guide to Science-Based Targets
Q&A: A Practical Guide to Science-Based Targets

3 years ago - Many companies are intrigued about setting science-based targets, yet are unsure about what this means in practice. So, we spoke to South Pole's Charles Henderson to learn more.

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Energy Building for Sustainable Brands '19 Detroit
Energy Building for Sustainable Brands '19 Detroit

3 years ago - Sustainable Brands reveals program, networking and activity highlights for its upcoming global flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. Danone, Allbirds, EILEEN FISHER, PepsiCo and others to collaborate June 3-6

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