CDP Ireland

In 2012, CDP analyzed responses of over 225 participating businesses with operations in Ireland. This analysis provides a unique insight into the actions being taken to address climate change by many, if not most, of Ireland’s largest employers.

The report was launched by Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and Environment, Community and Local Government, at the offices of KPMG in Dublin in early October.

The launch of the report was followed by a discussion of its implications, in the context of consideration currently being given to drafting a climate change law for Ireland, between Laura Burke (Director General of the Irish EPA), Brian Motherway (Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) and Rory O’Donnell (Director of the National Economic and Social Council) with Peter Brennan (Managing Director, EPS Consulting) in the chair.

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Ireland 40 - 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009
The 40 largest companies in Ireland based on market capitalization.


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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Environmental Protection Agency
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Political support

In launching the 2012 CDP Ireland report, Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd said:

"The report leaves us in no doubt about the appreciation within the business community of the threat presented by climate change, and the importance of both mitigation and adaptation as key pillars of a comprehensive response. The clear existence of a well-established recognition and proactive focus on global transition to a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy augurs well for the future of the companies participating in the CDP. Both the initiative by the companies concerned and the progress already achieved are very positive and very welcome. Global transition to a low-carbon future is not only necessary and urgent in the context of an effective response to climate change, it is inevitable. Companies that anticipate that inevitability, and respond by way of early and effective action will be the leaders in shaping and driving transition, and – consequently – they are likely to be best placed to engage competitively as the global green economy matures."

Investor support

The National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland has been a signatory to the project since 2007. In 2012 three other Dublin investment funds are also signatories; Irish Life Investment Managers , EEA Fund Management Ltd., and Kleinwort Benson Investors.



 Ireland 2012 Spring Workshop presentations


This annual event is designed to bring together those responsible for completing CDP questionnaires to network with their peers and share best practice in creating a meaningful response.

Ireland 2012 Spring Workshop agenda Download
Dick Budden, CDP Ireland
Introduction to CDP 2012
Gina Hanrahan, Institute for International and European Affairs
Perspectives on Climate Policy
Michelle Mahon and John Walsh, Tesco Ireland
The Journey to Zero Carbon
Michelle Cox, CDP
The CDP Process
John Barcroft, DCC plc
Raising our Game
Ronan Harper, KPMG
Lessons from 2011


CDP Ireland Climate Change Report

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CDP Global Climate Change Forum
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Steven Tebbe
Managing Director, CDP Europe

Jim Corbett explains the Bewley's approach to sustainability. Watch the video.
Gary McGann talks about environmental and financial sustainability. watch the video.
Gabriel D'Arcy discusses his vision for Bord na Mona plc

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 Press coverage


Business & Leadership, 31 May 2011
Ireland must grasp green opportunities or get left behind - Yvo De Boer on the challenge for Ireland at The Green Economy event in Dublin

Business & Leadership, 31 May 2011
Video: Enlightened capitalism required for low-carbon economy - CDP's Dick Budden speaks at The Green Economy event in Dublin

The Irish Times, 25 October 2010
Resizing the footprint on road to economic recovery

ConstructIreland, October 2010
More leading Irish companies disclose their carbon footprint

RTÉ Radio 1, 19 October 2010
Yvo de Boer on RTÉ's Morning Ireland

Business & Leadership, 19 October 2010
2010 Carbon Disclosure Project launch

Irish Director magazine, 24 September 2010
From green politics to green business

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