South Pole Group wins a record five categories in Environmental Finance’s 2017 Market Awards

EarthCheck's carbon offset provider South Pole Group has won a record-breaking five categories in the 2017 Environmental Finance Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings.

The company has now received the title Best Project Developer – overall six times out of eight since the ranking was conceived in 2010. In addition to this, South Pole Group has secured Best Trading Company and Best Project Developer – Renewable Energy for the fourth year running.

This prestigious peer-voted industry ranking has also awarded South Pole Group the titles Best Project Developer – forestry and land-use and Best Offset Retailer to reaffirm the Zurich-based company as a leader in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

“Year after year, it is very rewarding to see our hard work and dedication honoured and appreciated by the market”, says Renat Heuberger, CEO at South Pole Group. “We take pride in winning these awards. For us, it is further motivation to continue to strive for excellence – for the benefit of our valuable partners and our esteemed clients, as well as for the environment.”

These awards mark another milestone in an eventful year for this global sustainability solutions provider. With the integration of the carbon and renewables business of its subsidiary Climate Friendly, South Pole Group launched the penguin brand in Australia. In June this year, it successfully completed a business incubation cycle by selling its subsidiary “Climate Neutral Investments”, a venture which pioneered the field of investment carbon footprinting.

Now, the company is poised to launch its extended range of services & data solutions with a strong focus on enhancing readiness for the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and compliance for corporates and investors. This includes global renewable energy solutions, land use and water, climate risk assessments, standards, targets and sustainability reporting, as well as public advisory.

“These are exciting times,” says Marco Magini, Director of Project Portfolio Management, South Pole Group. “Public and private climate change action is accelerating. The understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with this change is increasing. South Pole Group is well prepared to empower market actors on the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.”