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Carbon Disclosure Project articles

How CDP heralded a new age of carbon reporting

Paul Dickinson executive chairman of CDP

Paul Dickinson: "I do not believe we are a factor in the construction of this system, I believe we are the system"

04 Jun 2014

CDP seeks to reveal true scale of carbon bubble risks

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

Latest round of data requests to listed businesses asks executives to reveal whether they are considering the risks presented by stranded fossil fuel assets

04 Jun 2014

State of Green Business: Shadow pricing steps into the limelight

Chimney emitting pollution at Conesville power plant

Walmart, Disney and General Motors are among the powerful companies putting a price tag on environmental impacts

07 Feb 2014

Report: Companies cutting emissions reduction spend in face of policy uncertainty

New CDP report finds 22 per cent drop in average green investment as companies step up calls for ambitious climate policies

22 Jan 2014

Companies increasingly counting internal cost of carbon

CDP report finds large corporations are using the measurement to aid planning and in preparation for future regulation

09 Dec 2013

CDP reveals growing corporate concern over deforestation

Nearly 40 per cent more companies reveal risks posed by deforestation in latest Global Forests Report

20 Nov 2013

Carbon emissions tied to stock valuations?

There is growing evidence to suggest green investments can help boost a company's share price

31 Oct 2013

UK companies ignoring climate threat to supply chains

CDP report finds fewer than half of FTSE350 companies are engaging with suppliers on emissions or climate change

09 Oct 2013

CDP: Hurricane Sandy driving US businesses to cut emissions

New report finds extreme weather is top of the list of risks driving companies into climate action

23 Sep 2013

CDP report: greenest multinationals are outperforming rivals

But latest survey also reveals the most carbon intensive companies are struggling to curb emission growth

12 Sep 2013

Mining and metals firms reveal multi-million dollar water risks

Carbon Disclosure Project finds companies that report water risk are more likely to perform well financially

30 Jul 2013

Carbon cutting could save US corporates $780bn over 10 years

Report by WWF and Carbon Disclosure Project says three per cent annual reductions in emissions would also put corporate sector on track to meet 2°C goal

19 Jun 2013

Italy calls on large companies to report through CDP

Government "formally requests" 100 large companies and major cities to disclose their emissions and mitigation plans

11 Jun 2013

Five green things we learnt this week

From Congressional Climate Change Bills to green Valentine’s Day gifts, we run down the top stories from the past seven days

15 Feb 2013

Corporates face mounting investor demands to enhance environmental performance

CDP kicks off disclosure season as number of investors calling for information on corporate carbon emissions increases

13 Feb 2013

CDP: 70 per cent of firms fear climate threat to revenues

Survey of over 2,400 firms reveals widespread concerns at imminent climate impacts on operations and revenues

22 Jan 2013

Half the Global 500 facing water stress, says CDP

Despite identifying risks, the number of large companies with water strategies has fallen, survey reveals

24 Oct 2012

Five green things we learned this week

From falling clean energy investment to wind turbine turbulence, BusinessGreen runs down the best of the week's news and analysis

12 Oct 2012

Are businesses ready for mandatory carbon reporting?

New reports confirm large corporates are embracing carbon reporting standards

12 Oct 2012

Puma touts environmental 'calorie counting' plan

Sportswear giant reveals plan to standardise environmental profit and loss, calls on governments to phase out 'antiquated' incentives for leather

09 Oct 2012

Five green things we learnt this week

From 'illegal' government policies to solar panels with spinach, BusinessGreen runs down the week's top stories

14 Sep 2012

The world's top 10 corporate carbon reporters

The CDP today named the top 10 companies for transparent reporting of carbon emissions, as well as those guilty of concealing their performance

12 Sep 2012

Extreme weather forces climate change up the corporate agenda

New survey reveals vast majority of top firms have an executive responsible for climate change at board level

12 Sep 2012

The economics of the urban climate change revolution

Conor Riffle of the CDP argues that cities are fast becoming crucibles of low carbon development

06 Jul 2012

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