Program partnerships

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

Climate change and water present global problems which need local action. It is only through collaboration and collective action that we will achieve a low carbon and water secure 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 (FFD), an initiative pioneered by the Global Canopy Programme. CDP began managing FFD’s operations in February 2013 as part of a two year strategic merger which will provide companies and investors with a single source of information for the interrelated issues of the climate, water and forests. By February 2014 FFD will be fully integrated with CDP, with the Global Canopy Programme remaining a principal advisor to CDP on forests and forest risk commodities.

The forests program has been made possible by funding from the UK Government Department for International Development, and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation via The Global Canopy 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.

Autodesk

Since 2010, Autodesk has served as lead sponsor of the CDP's cities program. Autodesk’s software tools help cities visualize the future. Autodesk provided guidance on the creation of CDP's first questionnaire for cities. In addition, using a variety of tools including Autodesk map 3-D, Infrastructure Map Server, and Infrastructure Studio, Autodesk has worked with CDP's cities program to bring survey results and GHG emissions data to life with an interactive map. Access to city data through advanced visualization and modelling technology leads to a better understanding and perception of climate risks, management, and policy initiatives.

Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle is a lead sponsor to CDP's cities program. Known and respected globally for its leadership in sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle is a member of Greenprint Foundation, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to reducing carbon emissions. The Firm is also the only real estate member of Ceres, a coalition of business and public interests committed to upholding a code of environmental conduct. Jones Lang LaSalle uses its expertise in advising cities and multi-national companies on sustainability strategies to help refine CDP's cities program reporting criteria. They also provide education and consultation to cities that want to improve their performance or enhance economic viability. Jones Lang LaSalle has a successful track record assisting more than 250 public sector entities in maximizing the potential of their property assets to lower operating costs, generate revenues and increase efficiencies.

 

 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

 
FirstCarbon Solutions, CDP Supply Chain Scoring Partner

FirstCarbon Solutions is a global provider of comprehensive environmental and sustainability solutions for enterprise and government clients that are increasingly under pressure to minimize resource use and environmental impacts while achieving profit and budget objectives. The company is the first to fully integrate environmental planning and consulting services with software and deep expertise in back office data processing to deliver integrated environmental and data management solutions that improve the bottom line and drive better decision making by understanding how improved environmental practices affect all areas of the business. FirstCarbon Solutions is an ADEC Group company with 14 years in the industry serving customers around the world, and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.

 
 

 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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