How can CDP help?
CDP requests standardized carbon and climate change information from some 5,000 of the world’s largest listed companies, as well as water information from a targeted subset of more than 600 listed companies. It does this through two annual questionnaires which it sends to companies on behalf of the institutional investors that endorse them as ‘CDP signatories’.
These shareholder requests for information encourage companies to account for and be transparent about environmental risk. CDP makes company responses available via our website and companies are scored each year on the quality of disclosure and performance so that investors can see at-a-glance which companies are best prepared for a regulated and resource constrained world. Transparency of this data throughout the global market place ensures the financial community has access to the best available corporate climate change information to help drive investment flows towards a low carbon and more sustainable economy.
Business accounts for over 70% of total greenhouse gas emissions and companies reporting to CDP account for one third of this global total. CDP’s global system stands to make a substantial impact on climate change and water management and incentivize a transformational change towards more sustainable, profitable business.