CDP runs the global environmental disclosure system. Each year CDP supports thousands of companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation. We do so at the request of their investors, purchasers and city stakeholders.
Over the last two decades we have created a system that has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues worldwide.
746 investors with over US$136 trillion in assets requested companies disclose through CDP on climate change, water security and forests
Over 330+ major buyers, with a combined purchasing power of US$6.4 trillion asked their suppliers to disclose through CDP
Over 23,000 companies representing two thirds of global market capitalization reported through CDP on climate change, water security and forests
Over 1,100 cities, states and regions disclosed environmental information through CDP
Each year, CDP takes the information supplied in its annual reporting process and scores companies and cities based on their journey through disclosure and towards environmental leadership. Through our independent scoring methodology, we measure corporate and city progress and incentivize action on climate change, forests and water security.
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Founded in 2000, CDP was the first platform to leverage investor pressure to influence corporate disclosure on environmental impact. Now with the world’s largest, most comprehensive dataset on environmental action, the insights that CDP holds empowers investors, companies, cities, and national and regional governments to make the right choices today to build a thriving economy that works for people and planet in the long term.