Le Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) constitue un secrétariat chargé de coordonner la collaboration des investisseurs institutionnels sur la problématique du changement climatique.

Le CDP invite depuis six années consécutives les investisseurs institutionnels à adresser aux entreprises une requête d’informations commune qui porte sur les implications potentielles du changement climatique pour la valeur actionnariale.

La requête d’information du CDP6 a été soutenue par 385 investisseurs institutionnels gérant plus de 57.000 milliards de dollars.

Les trois premières requêtes d’informations du CDP ont été adressées aux 500 premières entreprises mondiales par capitalisation boursière (FT500). En 2008, l’échantillon des entreprises interrogées a été étendu à plus de 3000 entreprises grâce aux expansions géographiques du CDP (Chine, Corée, Amérique latine, Pays-Bas, Espagne) et deux expansions sectorielles (secteurs Transport et Production d’éléctricité). Plus de 1500 entreprises ont répondu. Leurs réponses ainsi que les rapports CDP sont disponibles sur le site www.cdproject.net.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which acts as an intermediary between shareholders and corporations on all climate change related issues, providing primary climate change data from the world’s largest corporations, to the global market place. The data is obtained from responses to CDP’s annual Information Request, sent on behalf of institutional investors and purchasing organisations. CDP’s role is to facilitate and promote an ongoing dialogue between institutional investors, purchasing organisations and senior corporate management regarding the business implications of climate change.

The detailed greenhouse gas emissions data and corporate climate strategy information collected by CDP is provided to facilitate a rational response to climate change. In 2008 CDP’s annual Information Request is signed by over 385 international institutional investors (Signatory Investors / signatories) with $57 trillion in assets under management.

CDP’s corporate supply chain Information Request is signed by more than 30 major multi-national companies and eight public sector organisations (supply chain members / signatories) and the Information Requests are sent to more than 7,000 companies worldwide. The authority of the CDP signatories has encouraged corporations globally to report, measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies. Since its formation in 2000, CDP has become the gold standard for carbon disclosure methodology and process. The CDP website is the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. All public responses to CDP’s Information Requests are available via this website.