Catalyzing business and government action

CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. We see a world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment.

Evidence and insight is vital to driving real change. We use the power of measurement and information disclosure to improve the management of environmental risk. By leveraging market forces including shareholders, customers and governments, CDP has incentivized thousands of companies and cities across the world’s largest economies to measure and disclose their environmental information. We put this information at the heart of business, investment and policy decision making.

We hold the largest collection globally of self reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Through our global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.

Find out:

  • How CDP works with thousands of companies to tackle climate change.
  • How we work with 767 institutional investors holding US$92 trillion in assets to help reveal the risk in their investment portfolios.
  • How some 50 purchasing organizations such as Dell, PepsiCo and Walmart are using the global CDP system to mitigate environmental risk in their supply chains.
  • How we are driving more sustainable water use by business.
  • How we are supporting local government through our cities work.
  • What we are doing to support national governments globally.

Our reports

CDP results and reports

Each year CDP publishes a number of analytical reports for our programs. The reports are written by CDP partner organizations and provide detailed analysis of the responses indicating important trends and developments.

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“The first step towards managing carbon emissions is to measure them because in business what gets measured gets managed. CDP has played a crucial role in encouraging companies to take the first steps in that measurement and management path.”

- Lord Adair Turner
Chairman, UK Financial Services Authority

The first step towards managing carbon emissions is to measure them because in business what gets measured gets managed...


CDP receives funding support from a wide range of organizations. They include foundations such as the Nathan Cummings and Esmée Fairbairn Foundations as well as from governments in various countries including the UK, US, Sweden, France and Holland.

CDP also receives funding through corporate sponsorship, CDP member packages, and global partnerships.

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