CDP Overview

CDP is a not-for-profit organisation that runs the global disclosure system to encourage the reduction of environmental impacts. The organisation requests information from companies and cities related to the impacts that businesses have on natural resources and about the strategies in place for managing these. CDP provides a framework for companies to assess the risks and opportunities that are posed to their business by climate change, deforestation and water scarcity, to help companies create long-term value and progress towards sustainable business growth.

CDP has become the ultimate standard for sustainability disclosure and encourages companies to develop transparency, accountability, measurement and management of their environmental impacts. Here are some key statistics from last year that exhibits the reach and impact of CDP:

  • Over 7,000 companies across more than 80 countries reported to the CDP in 2018
  • More than 650 investors with the combined US $87 trillion in assets back the CDP’s questionnaires each year
  • Over 50% of global market capitalisation is now represented by CDP reporters
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