CDP Climate Change Report 2015
CDP was set up, almost 15 years ago, to serve investors. A small group of 35 institutions, managing US$4 trillion in assets, wanted to see companies reporting reliable, comprehensive information about climate change risks and opportunities.
Since that time, the signatory base has grown enormously, to 822 investors with US$95 trillion in assets. And the corporate world has responded to their requests for this information. More than 5,500 companies now disclose to CDP, generating the world’s largest database of corporate environmental information, covering climate, water and forest-risk commodities.
Shareholders have come together in overwhelming support for climate resolutions at leading energy companies BP, Shell and Statoil. There is ever increasing direct engagement by shareholders to stop the boards of companies from using shareholders’ funds to lobby against government action to tax and regulate greenhouse gasses. This activity is vital to protect the public.