Leveraging the power of the shareholder and lender, CDP has gathered the largest global collection of self reported environmental information. Our system enables companies around the world to measure, disclose, manage and share climate change, forest and water information. As a result, these investor initiatives play a critical role in driving emissions reductions and improved water and forest management and trigger corporate behavioral change.
CDP requests standardized climate change, water and forest information from some of the world’s largest listed companies through annual questionnaires sent on behalf of institutional investors that endorse them as ‘CDP signatories’. These shareholder requests for information encourage companies to account for and be transparent about environmental risk. Transparency of this data throughout the global market place ensures the financial community has access to the best available corporate environmental information to help drive investment flows towards a low carbon and more sustainable economy.
Visible cracks: which cement makers are failing to address structural issues?
Emission impossible: Which car makers are driving into trouble?
Making the grade: are some miners chasing fool's gold?
Back to the laboratory: Are global chemical companies innovating for a low-carbon future?
How CDP Data Can Inform Investors about Risk and Opportunities in U.S. Municipal Bonds
Linking CDP and GIC's Investor Expectations: Oil and Gas Company Strategy
Flicking the switch: Are electric utilities prepared for a low carbon future? (Executive summary)
No room for passengers: Are auto manufacturers reducing emissions quickly enough? (Executive summary)
Why companies need emissions reduction targets; The key to a Low-Carbon Economy
Power Generation Utilities; Navigating Global Water Risk
Lower emissions, higher ROI: the rewards of low carbon investment
Use of internal carbon price by major US companies
Investor Engagement Tool; Helping investors to identify non-responding companies
21st century investment strategies using CDP climate change data
Other resources for investors
CDP's Water Brochure for Investors 2016
Download our brochure to understand:
- Water insecurity - the facts;
- The relevance to investors; and
- Corporate scoring.
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Low Carbon Investing - Institutional Masterclass
An expert pannel discus the merits of adopting a low carbon approach to investing. The programme is divided up in to the following 3 modules:
- The risks of not adopting a low carbon approach to investing
- Low carbon investing - is it higher risk?
- Asset owners’ attitudes to low carbon investing
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CDP’s GHG Emissions Dataset
A new methodology and supporting models to assess the accuracy of self-reported corporate emissions data...
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Linking CDP and GIC's Investor Expectations of Mining Companies
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Investor platform for Climate Actions
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Church Investors Group: Engaging with Investor CDP non-responders
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Investor news & events
Paul Simpson on Bloomberg TV
Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, talks about Carbon Action and the economic benefits of reducing carbon emissions.
Lance Pierce, President CDP North America
Lance Pierce explains why investors should be motivated to reduce carbon-exposure in their portfolios.
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