Carbon Disclosure Project

Quick description

CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 680 financial institutions with over $130 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 14,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2021, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64% of global market capitalization, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. 

Sustainable finance associated use case

  • Shareholders Engagement (Disclosure Campaign, Science-Based Target Campaign, Non-Disclosure Campaign)
  • SDGs Contribution (SDG 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation, 7 – Clean Energy, 8 – Good jobs and Economic Growth, 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities, 13 – Protect the Planet, 14 – Life below Water, 15 – Life on Land, 17 – Partnerships for the goals)
  • Transition Risk & Physical Risk (reported by companies to CDP)
  • ESG Risk Assessment (Double materiality : Risk on companies and Impact on the environment)
  • Footprints (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Scope 1, 2 & 3, Biodiversity via Water and Forest)
  • Climate Alignment (Commitments (Country, Corporate, Intermediary-level Targets), Metrics (Implied Temperature Rise, TCFD aligned via the CDP – WWF Temperature Rating))
  • Environmental Impact (Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, Low Carbon Transition Plans, Water Pollution, Water Consumption, Use of Commodities linked to Deforestation, Biodiversity)
  • Sustainability Rating (Corporate Rating (Best-in-class) on environmental criteria only)
  • Reporting (TCFD, CSRD) soon to be aligned with SFDR and EU Taxonomy

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Credit : This tool has been made in the context of the EquipEx+ ANR-21-ESRE-0036:

Special thanks to Maria VILLALONGA, Thibaud BARREAU and all other contributors.