The 2011 edition of the annual CDP Global 500 report examines the carbon reduction activities at the world’s largest
Taking action towards low carbon growth is fundamental if business is to protect itself against risks such as resource
scarcity and create more sustainable business models that generate long term shareholder value. This year CDP sent its annual
questionnaire to Global 500 companies on behalf of 551 investors with US$71 trillion of assets, asking them to measure and
report what climate change means for their business. Over 400 corporations responded.
This report, entitled Accelerating Low Carbon Growth, provides the latest insight from these company responses into how
the world’s major companies are preparing for a low carbon economy. It highlights the link between greenhouse gas emissions
management and financial performance and reveals this year’s leaders in both disclosure and performance.