Leveraging the power of the shareholder and lender, CDP has gathered the largest global collection of self reported environmental information. Our system enables companies around the world to measure, disclose, manage and share climate change, forest and water information. As a result, these investor initiatives play a critical role in driving emissions reductions and improved water and forest management and trigger corporate behavioral change.
CDP requests standardized climate change, water and forest information from some of the world’s largest listed companies through annual questionnaires sent on behalf of institutional investors that endorse them as ‘CDP signatories’. These shareholder requests for information encourage companies to account for and be transparent about environmental risk. Transparency of this data throughout the global market place ensures the financial community has access to the best available corporate environmental information to help drive investment flows towards a low carbon and more sustainable economy.
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Carbon reductions generate positive ROI - Carbon Action report 2012
The ETS Spring report - Climate Change - 2012
While the world of environmental, social and governance disclosure is evolving rapidly, the current CDP framework is the most comprehensive global database currently available for company-specific analysis on climate risks and opportunities.
Doug Pearce, CEO,
BC Investment Management Corporation
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