December 17, 2015: The international not-for-profit CDP - which holds the most comprehensive set of global corporate environmental data, has been recognized for its leading role in producing climate change research this year by the Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) survey. More than 1,200 investment professionals from over 600 institutions across 35 countries participated in the annual global survey conducted by Extel and SRI-CONNECT, voting for 836 different firms and 538 individual analysts.
CDP’s research team was recognized for its leading work in the following categories:
- Number 1 for climate change research (CDP)
- Number 1 for most innovative research product (CDP sector research series)
- Number 1 for SRIi research analyst (James Magness)
- Number 3 for SRI research (CDP)
- Number 7 for SRI client relations (Chris Fowle)
James Magness, Head of Investor Research at CDP said: “This is a clear endorsement of our work in the first year of our new research series. We are delighted by this recognition from the investment community and our success in so many categories. The agreement reached last weekend at the Paris climate conference further highlights the role of investors in the transition to a low carbon world and underpins the need for high quality climate change research.”
Launched in February 2015, CDP’s research series provides in-depth analysis to investors, linking climate change metrics for each sector to financial performance. The most recent report delves into the mining sector: Making the grade; are some miners chasing fool’s gold, while reports on the automotive, electric utilities and chemicals sectors were released earlier this year.
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