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Dr Daniel Klier appointed new CEO of South Pole

by Madaline Dunn

Swiss carbon finance consultancy company South Pole has appointed Dr Daniel Klier as Group Chief Executive Officer. He will join the company in May.

In his new role, Klier will be responsible for further developing and institutionalising South Pole’s “renewed focus” on “exceeding industry risk, integrity and compliance standards” and lead the organisation in its next phase of growth, the company shared.

He takes over from John Davis, who had served as Interim CEO of South Pole since November 2023 and will now work at an executive level at the company.

Klier was previously CEO of sustainability data and technology platform ESG Book, and prior to that, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Group Head of Strategy at HSBC.

Additionally, the group shared that Klier has also served as the Chair of the Bank of England’s Climate Working Group and Chair of the Institute of International Finance’s Sustainable Finance Working Group and currently serves on the Board of the global sustainability reporting standard GRI and the international organisation Sustainable Energy for All.

Commenting on the new role, Daniel Klier, incoming CEO of South Pole, said: “South Pole has done a huge amount since 2006 to mobilise global climate action. It pioneered the global carbon market, helped governments to develop flagship environmental and social projects, and enabled businesses to positively address their climate impact. I am honoured to be appointed CEO at an important moment for the group and our planet.”

Adding: “South Pole must now prepare for the next stage of global climate action. That means enhancing our strategy, ensuring we innovate, and that we meaningfully advance our risk and compliance processes. Trust and transparency will be at the heart of our next chapter, and I look forward to working with the group’s many committed and dedicated employees to achieve that.”

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