Europe is at a critical juncture. Last year, the EU announced ambitions to reduce emissions by 55%, as well as aiming to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Europe's businesses, financial institutions and cities are at the core of delivering the European Green Deal. This year at the CDP Europe Awards 2021, we celebrated the companies, cities and investors leading the way on the sustainable transition and taking real action to build a net-zero, resource-secure economy.
Hear from the European companies and cities on CDP's A List and those recognized in the Climetrics Fund Awards about what this recognition means to them and how they are embedding sustainability into the heart of their strategies.
The A List showcases the companies leading on environmental transparency and action, based on their annual disclosure through CDP’s climate change, forests and water security questionnaires. Thousands of companies disclose through CDP at the request of investors and corporate buyers.
Despite significant challenges posed by COVID-19 in 2020, the number of European companies receiving an A score increased from last year, and now European companies account for over 40% of CDP's 2020 A List. These 137 companies are taking real and concrete action to transition their businesses to create a sustainable tomorrow.
Congratulations to the 16 European Double A companies, who are demonstrating environmental leadership through receiving A scores across two themes.
Congratulations to the 7 European Triple A companies, who are recognized for their efforts in tackling climate change, water security and deforestation.
The cities on the 2020 CDP Cities A List have received the highest rating for both their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Together, they are setting an example of environmental action that we urgently need other cities and national governments to follow if emissions are to rapidly decline, to safeguard the planet, economy and citizens, and put us on the right track ahead of COP26.
Congratulations to the 33 European cities on the 2020 CDP Cities A List. Cities have a significant role to play in achieving the European Green and these cities are leading the way to a more sustainable future.
In its third year, CDP’s Climetrics Fund Awards recognized the asset managers of 20 actively managed equity funds across four categories: US equity, European equity, emerging markets equity and global equity. For this year’s awards, the top five actively managed funds for each equity category were selected based on their underlying Climetrics score, which is based on CDP climate change, forests and water security data. Any investor can search the Climetrics database of 20,000 funds for free to find funds well-positioned in the transition to a low-carbon, resource-secure economy.