Become a CDP investor signatory

Join 767 financial institutions including banks, investment managers, pension funds, insurers, foundations, endowments, private equity and real estate investors in addressing the companies you invest in or you lend money to, on the key structural challenges presented by climate change and natural resource scarcity.

CDP provides investors with critical environmental data infrastructure to integrate sustainability within the investment process. As a CDP investor signatory, you will gain free access to the world’s largest database of climate change, water and forest risk commodity information on thousands of disclosing companies.

Our investor signatories use CDP data for a wide range of purposes including integration into investment decision making and for shareholder engagement. Becoming a CDP signatory allows investors access to all company information at no charge through endorsement of our annual questionnaires.

CDP’s data set is a unique and valuable tool in quantifying and comparing companies’ carbon emissions management and strategies. CDP’s work is a key part of GS SUSTAIN’s analysis of the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on corporate performance, which will become increasingly important to investment analysis.

Andrew Howard, Executive Director,
Goldman Sachs

Benefits of becoming a CDP investor signatory:

  • Access to all company responses to the questionnaire(s) which you endorse. These responses enable you to evaluate the climate- and water-related risks and opportunities that may impact companies’ operations and financial performances, and thereby your portfolio.
  • Public recognition of your commitment to engaging with companies on issues of climate change and water. Becoming a CDP signatory will help you to meet the UN Principles for Responsible Investment requirements on corporate disclosure, engagement, and investor collaboration.
  • A dedicated investor newsletter to inform you of the latest insights from the CDP data set and also any relevant developments and initiatives within the investor community.
  • Invitations to CDP events including report launches and investor roundtables.

If you are interested in becoming a signatory please download our signatory brochure or for further information contact Charles Fruitiere at


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Become a signatory

To become a signatory or to find out more, please contact:

Charles Fruitiere
Project Officer – Investor Initiatives | +44 (0)207 415 7033

or you can download our brochure.

Investors' use of CDP data

Watch Sasja Beslik of Nordea Investment Funds talk to CDP on the need for responsible investment at the launch of the CDP Iberia Climate Change Report 2013.

Investor news & events

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Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, talks to Bloomberg TV about the economic benefits of carbon reduction and that there is no time to postpone.

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