South Pole launches Japanese entity following Tokyo office

12 April 2023 2 min. read
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Global sustainability consultancy South Pole has launched its official Japanese legal entity in Tokyo, celebrating the milestone with an event focused on climate leadership.

After already establishing a Tokyo office in October 2022, the climate-focused consulting firm has now launched a Japanese business, South Pole Japan Kabushiki Gaisha.

“Launching our Japan business is a significant milestone in South Pole’s global expansion and critical to achieving our ambitious mission, which includes using our expertise to help our clients achieve net zero emissions by 2050,” said Patrick Burgi, Managing Director at South Pole in Japan.

South Pole launches Japanese entity following Tokyo office

The work South Pole does primarily focuses on projects that turn sustainability targets into long-term business opportunities for companies, including initiatives like comprehensive emission reduction. The firm works with governments and organizations around the world, supported by offices in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States, and Australia.

The forum held on the occasion of the launching of the new business was held at the residence of the Swiss ambassador to Japan and attended by some 70 representatives of various Japanese firms.

Ryosuke Kontani, General Manager of the Carbon Management Office at Mitsubishi said: “Mitsubishi has started working closely with South Pole well before they established their team in Japan. Mitsubishi is already working on a number of initiatives in emission reductions and climate technologies, and we look forward to continued collaboration with South Pole on these areas."

South Pole collaborates with Japanese companies, governments, and NGOs to give support to initiatives that address climate challenges. Its Tokyo-based team of climate experts provides guidance on various topics such as carbon offsetting, net-zero targets, decarbonization initiatives, water stewardship, and biodiversity strategies.

With ongoing recruitment and a focus on expansion, South Pole aims to meet the increasing demand from the Japanese market.