Next week we will see CDP’s 2023 disclosure cycle coming to a close as eligible companies receive their CDP scores, demonstrating their position on the path to environmental leadership. There has been a significant increase in the number of responses who are eligible for a score this year, signaling that more companies than ever are disclosing through CDP and seeing the value in submitting their questionnaires before the scoring deadline. By assigning companies scores ranging from A to D-, we guide companies through a progression that encompasses disclosure, awareness, management, and ultimately, leadership. Achieving leadership, represented by an A score, involves showcasing exemplary practices in both strategy and implementation. These leading companies have implemented initiatives such as establishing science-based targets, formulating climate transition plans, devising strategies for assessing water-related risks, and reporting on the impact of deforestation across all relevant operations, supply chains, and commodities. CDP’s Accredited Solutions Provider (ASP) programme is designed to assist your organization throughout this journey. Leveraging their experience and expertise across various sectors and industries, CDP's Accredited Solutions Providers can facilitate the implementation of transformative changes necessary for creating a genuinely sustainable future. As you prepare for the upcoming disclosure cycle, consider collaborating with an Accredited Solutions Provider to accelerate your organization's journey toward environmental leadership.
This month, we are excited to announce that ERM CVS, a silver verification solutions provider in the United States, has come on board as an Accredited Solutions Provider and are available to support stakeholders with a variety of environmental issues. They help clients advance trust and credibility in their ESG reporting by providing specialist Sustainability Assurance services. Part of the ERM Group and operating in over 40 countries, their independent, expert and performance-driven second- and third-party verification, assurance, audit, and certification services are widely recognized and continually trusted by the world’s leading organizations.
We are also delighted to announce that the following Accredited Solutions Providers have renewed their partnerships with CDP and will continue to support companies on their environmental journeys:
Pulsora, a minority-owned global gold software solutions provider, is the all-in-one platform for enterprise sustainability management. Every day, hundreds of the world’s leading organizations use their purpose-built software to measure, report, and improve their sustainability and ESG initiatives. They deliver accurate, timely, and compliant reporting and insights, enabling organizations to shift from cumbersome, manual processes to streamlined, automated, and insight-driven operations.
TripleWin, a woman-owned silver climate change consultancy solutions provider in the United States, is a professional services consultancy working with small- and medium-cap enterprises to progress their sustainability and circularity journeys at every stage. They offer customized, hands-on support services including carbon accounting, materiality assessments, sustainability roadmapping, climate-risk analysis, net zero scenario planning, circular business modeling, stakeholder engagement and course development in support of publicly facing ESG goals.
Nossa Data, a woman-owned silver software solutions provider in the UK, is a software platform to streamline Environmental, Social and Governance disclosure for companies. They do this by providing dynamic templates to the top ESG frameworks (GRI, SASB, CDP, TCFD, WDI), peer analytics and streamlining pre-population of key data. Their workflow optimization tools make it easy for companies to gather, approve and submit ESG information saving you hours.
BrainFirm, a woman-owned silver climate change consultancy solutions provider in Japan, is an independent Japanese consulting firm that provides expertise to corporations, organizations, and governments, assisting them in addressing the challenges of climate change. Their consultations encompass various aspects of the net-zero carbon emissions initiative, including: Evaluation of risks and opportunities stemming from climate change; Scenario analysis based on TCFD recommendations; Calculation of organizational carbon footprint (Scope 1, 2, and 3); Establishment of a target for reducing GHG emissions; Development of an action plan to achieve the reduction goals; Assistance in disclosing the net-zero carbon emissions initiative through the integrated report.
Emitwise, a global gold software solutions provider, empowers manufacturing companies to understand, track and reduce the carbon footprint of their operations and supply chain. Pairing over 100 years of carbon accounting experience with a powerful machine learning engine enables their carbon management platform to increase the accuracy of your carbon data across scopes 1, 2 and 3. Driven by the mission to accelerate the world's transition to net-zero, they help businesses pursue profitable data-driven climate action.
Bullfrog Power (an Envest company), a silver renewable energy solutions provider in Canada and the US, offers smart and sustainable energy solutions that help thousands of businesses and individuals meet their climate goals. In 2005, Bullfrog Power revolutionized Canada’s energy landscape by giving businesses and individuals a green electricity choice for the first time. Bullfrog Power’s team of sustainability experts also offers solutions including power purchase agreements, green natural gas, and green fuel.
Envizi (an IBM company), a silver software solutions provider in the US, is home to the IBM Envizi ESG Suite. This is a SaaS solution, providing comprehensive data and analytics software to collect, manage and derive insights from ESG data. IBM Envizi can be used to build a data foundation, streamline reporting and accelerate decarbonization. Their products include Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG Accounting + Reporting, Target Setting + Tracking, ESG Reporting Frameworks, Building Ratings + Benchmarks, and more.
ENERES, a silver renewable energy solutions provider in Japan, finds solutions to various issues related to electricity on behalf of customers, including renewable energy supply. ENERES offers total support for electric power businesses that require a high degree of expertise, ranging from starting up new power retail businesses to day-to-day energy supply-demand management services. Furthermore, they provide models of TPO (Third-Party Ownership) and PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), 100% renewable electricity (compliant to RE100), Tracking/Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates, and electric power demand-supply adjusting for corporate power consumers and power retailers.
Nvalue, a silver renewable energy solutions provider in the DACH region, is a provider of market-based sustainability solutions with over 15 years of experience. They provide the most appropriate instruments to allow businesses, energy distribution companies and producers to achieve their environmental goals in terms of renewable energy consumption, carbon offsetting and carbon neutralization. They dispose of a broad portfolio of products, such as Energy Attribute Certificates for evidencing renewable energy consumption (both electricity and gas), energy efficiency certificates and voluntary carbon emission reduction units.
To find out more about who CDP’s Accredited Solutions Providers are, or how they might be able to help you, watch our short video.
CDP is committed to building a diverse Accredited Solutions Provider network and we particularly encourage organisations that are women or minority-owned, or those based in emerging economies, such as Pulsora, TripleWin, BrainFirm and Nossa Data to get in touch. Take a look at this blog to learn more about our Diversity and Equity Initiative and to see where we are two years on from implementing this initiative, check out this blog.
For more information about any of our accredited solutions providers or to request a direct introduction, please contact [email protected].