Since our inception in 2000, CDP has played a transformational role in driving climate disclosure and action from businesses, investors, cities and governments around the world.
But time is fast running out to prevent catastrophic climate change, and an irreversible loss of nature and habitats. Our 2021–25 strategy sets out how CDP will respond to these interlinked crises, accelerating change through disclosure, insight and action.
Working with a broader spectrum of stakeholders and authorities, we will widen our scope to cover more environmental issues, and increase our focus on targets, plans; and performance against them.
Together, we need to do more and do it faster; and in a just and equitable way that protects the world’s most vulnerable from climate impacts.
Our new strategy works towards a world in 2025 in which:
Through these steps, economic actors are empowered with tools, insights and capacity-building to thrive in the new economy. This is CDP’s goal for 2025.
Over the past 20 years, CDP’s disclosure mechanism and leadership have transformed how capital markets, businesses, cities and governments understand and tackle environmental issues. This has helped standardize new global norms and practices, which are getting results. But things need to move further and faster. All governments, companies, cities, states and regions must set ambitious environmental targets and take bold, transformative action to achieve them. CDP has proven it can drive change through disclosure, insight and action. Over the next five years, by broadening the scope and deepening the reach of the CDP system, we will ensure that disclosure drives increased transparency, that insights lead to accountability, and that action catalyzes transformation.Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP