The CDP Private Markets Pilot Program facilitates engagement, disclosures and data insights for private companies. This is delivered through a customized questionnaire and benchmarking solution tailored to private markets.
Investors can request disclosure from their portfolio of private companies as part of the program. Private companies can respond to a request and find further guidance.
As financial institutions assess and address their financed emissions, the lack of standardized disclosures and insights on environmental impacts presents a clear risk to their portfolios and broader climate transition strategies. While climate reporting among publicly traded companies has become increasingly mainstream, standardized disclosures are lagging for private companies.
A cross-thematic questionnaire aligned with Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.
Portfolio companies get capacity-building support through webinars, tailored guidance documents and a dedicated helpdesk.
Please note, scores won't be available in 2023.
The CDP Private Markets Pilot represents an important step in helping narrow the gap of climate-related disclosure for private companies. We believe proper measurement and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities can help better prepare companies to manage the climate transition, while also enhancing their potential long-term sustainable value.Bridget Bartlett, Head of ESG, Beach Point Capital
To participate in CDP’s Private Markets Pilot Program, please complete this form.
Once you receive this request to disclose, you should complete the following steps:
Important: In 2023, companies disclosing through CDP’s Private Markets’ Program will be presented with the CDP Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) questionnaire. Please note that the underlying questions/metrics remain consistent with the Private Markets Questionnaire from 2021 and 2022.