“If you want to get people behind the fight for climate change it has to be easy and simple to contribute.”
Renat is a pioneer and social entrepreneur in the field of sustainability, climate change and renewable energies, where he has been engaged since 1999. As a founding partner and CEO of the South Pole Group, he coordinated the setup of the company's global sustainability solutions business. Before founding South Pole, Renat co-founded the myclimate foundation, one of the world's first players on the voluntary carbon markets. Renat has been elected "Social Entrepreneur of Switzerland" by the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Schwab Foundation, and he serves as a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change. Renat is a board member of Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, a board member of Climate Friendly Pty Ltd, Australia's leading voluntary carbon company, and of Perenia Pty Ltd. He is a member of the advisory board of HUB Zurich, a platform for social entrepreneurship and MyNewEnergy, a company launching the first-ever platform to compare power products in Switzerland.
South Pole Group is a leading provider of global sustainability solutions and services. The company has delivered climate-proven solutions and policy advisory to a wide range of public, private and civil society organisations for over a decade. Areas of expertise cover key sustainability-related areas of corporate sustainability, investment climate risks, sustainable supply chains, green finance, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. A pioneer in emission reduction and renewable energy projects, the South Pole Group’s portfolio is at present the largest available on the market. South Pole’s impact include over 80 million tonnes of CO2 saved, over 500+ projects in renewables, forestry, agriculture, industry, households and public institutions, screening the climate footprint of over $1 trillion of investments and mobilising over $10 billion for clean energy investments in emerging markets as well as creating nearly 70,000 jobs in developing countries.
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