Program partnerships

CDP partners with organizations worldwide to accelerate climate change, water and deforestation reporting and management.

Climate change, water and forests present global problems which need local action. It is only through collaboration and collective action that we will achieve a low carbon, water secure and deforestation-free economy. That is why we work with partners and have alliances all over the world.

 

 Forests program funders

 

CDP’s forests program was formerly known as the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project, an initiative first pioneered by the Global Canopy Programme. CDP began managing FFD’s operations in February 2013 as part of a two year strategic merger to provide companies and investors with a single source of information for the interrelated issues of the climate, water and forests. In February 2014 FFD became fully integrated with CDP to become the forests program. The Global Canopy Programme remains a prime funder for the program and acts as the principal advisor on forests and forest risk commodities to CDP.

CDP’s forests program has been made possible by funding from the UK Government Department for International Development, via the Global Canopy Programme and the JMG Foundation.​

 

 Lead sponsors of CDP's cities program

 
AECOM

AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government, is a lead sponsor of CDP's cities program. A trusted partner to its clients, the company draws together teams of engineers, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmental specialists, economists, scientists, consultants, as well as cost construction, project and program managers dedicated to finding the most innovative and sustainable solutions for every project. With 45,000 employees in more than 130 countries, AECOM is using its expertise to support CDP in its global cities report. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

 

 

 Partners of CDP's cities program

 

C40 cities, in partnership with Clinton Climate Initiative

C40 cities, in partnership with Clinton Climate Initiative. Each year, CDP invites a sample of cities to participate. For the second year running, CDP's cities program is partnering with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), a group of the largest cities in the world dedicated to tackling climate change, to provide the preferred reporting platform for these progressive cities. The Clinton Climate Initiative, a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, is the delivery partner of the C40 and will, through its network of City Directors, assist C40 cities on the CDP disclosure process.

 

 Lead sponsor of CDP's water program

 
NBIM

As water becomes an increasingly constrained resource, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which has sponsored CDP's water program since its launch, is playing a lead role in helping CDP bring institutional investors access to high quality information on how water-related risks threaten corporations, both directly and within their supply chains.

Foundation support for CDP's water program

 

Alcoa Foundation

Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$21 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, visit www.alcoafoundation.com.

Turner Foundation

The Turner Foundation is committed to preventing damage to the natural systems - water, air, and land - on which all life depends. The family foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is made up of Ted Turner and Turner's five children. Foundation priorities include safeguarding habitat, creating solutions for sustainable living, healthy planet and communities, and community youth development.

 

 Report writer for CDP's supply chain report

 
Accenture Sustainability Services

Accenture Sustainability Services helps organizations achieve substantial improvement in performance and value for their stakeholders. We help clients leverage their assets and capabilities to drive innovation and profitable growth while striving for a positive economic, environmental and social impact. They work with clients across industries and geographies to integrate sustainability approaches into their business strategies, operating models and critical processes. Their holistic approach encompasses strategy, design and execution to increase revenue, reduce cost, manage risk and enhance brand, reputation and intangible assets. Accenture Sustainability Services also help clients develop deep insights on sustainability issues based on our ongoing investments in research, including recent studies on consumer expectations and global executive opinion on corporate sustainability and climate change.

 

 Scoring partner for CDP's supply chain program

 

First Carbon Solutions FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) has scored 11,000+ CDP responses since 2011 and is an expert in both the scoring methodology and in building streamlined corporate sustainability systems using their state-of-the-art software and BPO* services. FCS covers all your climate management needs. Better climate management means better scores on your CDP response, plus cost savings, business innovation, improved efficiency, lower emissions and, as a result, better relationships with customers, investors and other stakeholders. Every one of FCS’ CDP clients has seen improved CDP performance year to year, with the average score increases being about 30%.

Download resources for improving your performance and systems.

*BPO = Business Process Outsourcing Drive efficiency and reduce costs by outsourcing specific business functions to get out of spreadsheets and into saving resources like fuel, energy, manpower and, of course, money. Contact FCS today to learn how to take advantage of your BPO opportunities.

For more information, please contact:
Michele Carchman, Director, Sustainability | mcarchman@fcs-intl.com
Tiffany Day, Associate Director of Sustainability | tday@fcs-intl.com

 

 
 

 Become a partner

 

Leading companies partner with us to accelerate our mission. They experience a range of benefits including:

  • A link to the CDP network of 767 investors, some 5,000 companies and many governments.
  • Working alongside best-in-class organizations selected to be CDP partners.
  • Networking and relationship building.
  • Increased expertise by working with the gold standard of carbon reporting.
  • Contributing to the growth in disclosure and transparency.

To find out more about our partner program, please contact partnerships@cdp.net.

Opportunity to partner as report writer for CDP’s water program

CDP is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to partner in the development and expansion of its water program at an Asian and/or European level for the next three years.

Click here to find out more about this unique Report Writer opportunity

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