Climate change, water scarcity and deforestation are unparalleled global challenges that require a systemic change in market behavior. To achieve this, CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.
We have built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. Our network of investors and purchasers, representing over $100 trillion, along with policy makers around the globe, use our data and insights to make better-informed decisions. Through our offices and partners in 50 countries we have driven unprecedented levels of environmental disclosure.
We ask companies, cities, states and regions for data on their environmental performance.
We transform that data into detailed analysis on critical environmental risks, opportunities and impacts.
The time is past when humankind thought it could selfishly draw on exhaustible resources. We know now the world is not a commodity.François Hollande, President of the French Republic
Over the past 15 years CDP has created a system that has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues between investors, companies, cities, states and regions worldwide. CDP's data enables our network to link environmental integrity, fiduciary duty and public interest to make better-informed decisions on climate action.
Over 5,600 companies responded to our climate change, water, forests and supply chain questionnaire this year.
This year, 533 cities disclosed environmental information through CDP.
CDP is an international organisation, with regional offices and local partners spanning 50 countries. There are now companies, cities, states and regions from over 90 countries that disclose through CDP.