South Pole Group
|Founder||Patrick Bürgi, Thomas Camerata, Renat Heuberger and Christoph Sutter|
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South Pole Group is an international company founded in 2008 that specializes in reducing greenhouse gases. The firm has fifteen offices around the globe in Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia and operations in 25 countries and a portfolio of over 250 projects, centering on renewable energy, forestry, energy efficiency, waste management and methane avoidance.
The company started as a spin-off from the ETH Zurich (Swiss Institute of Technology). In 2006 the founders of myclimate joined with former World Bank officers, UNFCCC experts and McKinsey & Company consultants to found the company. In 2012, the firm acquired a major stake in Australia’s leading carbon offset retailer Climate Friendly.
The firm initiated the first issuances of Gold Standard certificates worldwide, the first Social Carbon offset certificates in South-east Asia  and the first native species Voluntary Carbon Standard forestry project in South America. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the company was named Best Project Developer in Environmental finance's Voluntary Carbon Market Survey. In 2011, South Pole Group CEO Renat Heuberger and member of the board Christoph Sutter were namrd as Swiss Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by Schwab Foundation, WEF. In 2010, South Pole Group opened an office in India, where its first project Malavalli was the first project in the world to issue CDM Gold Standard credits.
Climate Friendly Solutions
South Pole Group, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in 2012 developed a carbon screening tool to unveil greenhouse gas emissions profiles of more than 40,000 publicly listed companies. South Pole Group MOVERS offers integration of monitoring and survey data into its Project Management Tool. The Climate Credit Card by South Pole Group and Cornèrcard enables clients to carbon offset every credit card purchase.
- Climate change
- Carbon neutral
- Carbon offsets
- Emissions trading
- ICROA (Industry group of carbon offset providers)
- Mitigation of global warming
- Verified Carbon Standard