The Swiss global sustainability solutions provider, South Pole Group, is celebrating its 10 years anniversary this year. According to Dr. Maximilian Horster, a partner of South Pole, the past decade the company has grown to more than 150 employees in 17 different offices globally.
– We are a pioneer in the field of climate impact assessment of investments. Most of our projects are in the financial sector. About 50 / 50 percent we work with public and private companies. Our competitive edge is in the combination of different players and climate change specialists, Mr Horster says.
He predicts that the Paris climate meeting in last December was the first step into more integrated energy thinking globally.
– Our politicans have now realised that countries need more holistic views of climate change actions and mitigation. Carbon pricing and tariffs are examples of actions that need more focus in our political debate in order that the countries can swift to more renewables and zeroemissions targets, he adds.
The company has recently won multiple categories in the 2016 Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings: the prestigious peervoted industry ranking recognised South Pole Group as Best Trading Company, Best Project Developer – Renewable Energy and Best Wholesaler.
EarthRate, an ESG innovator company, and SouthPole offer indepth carbon footprint analyses for investors and companies.