"Mission: To focus investors, companies and cities on taking urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy by measuring and understanding their environmental impact"
CDP is a global environmental non-profit working to secure a thriving economy that works for people and planet. High quality, relevant information is the fundamental basis for action and CDP help investors, companies and cities to measure, understand and address their environmental impact.
The world’s economy looks to CDP as the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action, providing the detailed insights and analysis to drive urgent action for a climate safe, water secure, deforestation free world.
“The work of CDP is crucial to the success of global business in the 21st century… helping persuade companies throughout the world to measure, manage, disclose and ultimately reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.”
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General, United Nations
What will your donations do?
Funds paid to CDP will be split equally between two areas:
1. Companies: With corporations responsible for roughly 70% of global emissions, your donations will help CDP ensure that more companies around the world set the long-term, science-based, emissions reduction targets needed to meet the global goals agreed by the Paris Accord. Given that emissions from supply chains average 5.5 times those of company direct operations, your support will also help companies understand the full impact of their supply chains, providing them with the information they need to transition their entire operation to support a low-carbon economy.
2. Cities, states and regions: By 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. Cities occupy just 2% of the world’s landmass. Yet they consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2. Your donations will help to increase the number of cities and regions that report emissions and climate risk data to CDP. From April 2019, thanks to a new unified reporting system, cities, states and regions will find it easier than ever to report their climate data, track targets and take strong climate action.