Pollination awarded Terra Carta Seal by Sustainable Markets Initiative
London, 28 November – Pollination is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 Terra Carta Seal. The Seal recognises global companies which are actively leading the charge to create a climate and nature-positive future.
The Terra Carta Seal is awarded to companies which have demonstrated the success of a high-impact, large scale company-wide project, initiative or strategy which aligns with one or more of the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s ten Terra Carta Articles. The Articles underpin the Terra Carta, the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s guiding mandate which provides a roadmap and framework to accelerate the transition to an ambitious and sustainable future, placing Nature, People and Planet at the heart of global value creation.
This award recognises Pollination’s ongoing leadership in East Kimberley and its work on the Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership. The Partnership, a first-of-its kind, brings together traditional owners of the land – MG Corporation, Balanggarra and the Kimberley Land Council – and Pollination as equal shareholders of the Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership, producing green hydrogen projects for domestic and export markets. The project is Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable energy hydrogen and ammonia hub.
Pollination joins 16 other companies spanning multiple geographies and industries to be awarded the 2023 Terra Carta Seal. They include DLA piper, Airbus, Novartis, Robertson Group and Siemens Energy.
The Terra Carta Seal was launched in 2021 at COP26 by His Majesty King Charles III when he was the Prince of Wales. Since its inception, the Sustainable Markets Initiative has awarded its coveted Seal to just 83 companies globally.
For the first time this year, the judging process involved independent, external partners Verdantix and the Expert Review Panel, who worked together to assess the eligibility and impact of each nominated project against recognised global sustainability criteria.
Tony O’Sullivan, Chair & Founder, Pollination, said: “Accelerating the transition to a net zero, nature positive future is at the heart of our investment and advisory work, and we are delighted to be recognised with the Terra Carta Seal. I am particularly proud this award results from our work on the Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership, putting traditional owners of the land at the centre of the transition.”
Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, CEO, Sustainable Markets Initiative, said:
“The Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Terra Carta Seal recognises those companies which are taking great strides in delivering real-world outcomes. As we stand on the eve of COP28, public, private sector and philanthropic actors will come together at the inaugural Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum to bridge the gap between ambition and action. It is examples exemplified by the 2023 Terra Carta Seal winners that are helping to inspire and lead the way.”
David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix, said: “We are privileged to work with the Sustainable Markets Initiative, contributing our expertise in independent evaluation to the judging process. We take great pride in being an integral part of this esteemed global initiative, alongside a distinguished and diverse panel of experts. Together, we are dedicated to acknowledging and applauding the companies who lead the way in demonstrating their commitment to creating a sustainable future.”
Pollination is a global climate change investment and advisory firm dedicated to accelerating the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future. Launched in 2019, the organization has a presence in 13 countries across The Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. The Pollination team includes global leaders in finance, technology, business, law and policy. Harnessing the team’s diverse expertise, Pollination helps government, business, and public and private capital to navigate the climate transition, designing and investing in breakthrough ideas that deliver compelling financial returns.
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ABOUT TERRA CARTA SEAL
Sir Jony Ive and his creative team at LoveFrom created a physical and animated seal engineered with paper that is both simple and beautifully crafted. The design combines a host of natural references including oak leaves, fern, magnolia and honeybees and intricate patterns both in nature and in the arts, creating a visual celebration which reflects the power of and reverence for nature that is at the heart of the Terra Carta.
Read more: https://www.sustainable-markets.org/terra-carta-seal/intro/
ABOUT SUSTAINABLE MARKETS INITIATIVE
Founded by His Majesty King Charles III in 2020, as Prince of Wales, the Sustainable Markets Initiative has become the world’s ‘go-to’ private sector organisation on transition. Launched in 2021, the Terra Carta serves as the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s mandate with a focus on accelerating positive results for Nature, People and Planet through real economy action.
Read more: www.sustainable-markets.org
Verdantix is the essential thought leader for world-enhancing innovation. It supports changemakers with its proprietary data, unique expertise and executive networks. Its impactful analysis is delivered via a digital platform, consulting engagements and in-person events to thousands of decision-makers in more than 100 countries. From offices in London, New York and Boston, the Verdantix research team applies the principles of rigour, accuracy and curiosity to help its globally distributed clients solve their most complex challenges.
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