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September 2012
CDP Global Climate Change Forum

Sign up to watch the CDP Global Climate Change Forum, September 12th 2012

Streamed live via CISCO TelePresence and broadcast online   REGISTER HERE
New York: 09:00 – 10:30 / Sao Paulo: 10:00 – 11:30 / London: 14:00 – 15:30 / Mumbai: 18:30 – 20:00

Some of the most powerful organizations around the world will be connected with the best minds in policy for the CDP Global Climate Change Forum. Moderated by Diane Brady, Senior Editor and Content Chief at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, this elite group will explore how businesses can succeed in an uncertain, resource constrained world. This discussion will be broadcast live via CISCO TelePresence on the CDP and Bloomberg websites.

The #CDPforum will include speakers from Aviva Investors, CDP, EDP Brazil, International Energy Agency, Mercer, L’Oreal, Schroders, PwC UK, SAP, Tata Steel, World Bank & Wyndham Worldwide. Read more and register.

The 2012 Global 500 Climate Change report, co-authored by PwC, investigates how the largest corporations in the world are tackling climate change and building business resilience and will be released on the same day. It will also reveal the companies achieving positions on CDP’s 2012 leadership indexes. This marks the beginning of the CDP climate change report season, which will see the launch of country-specific analysis around the globe. Full details can be found on our website.

Global guidance for corporate water disclosure

Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines, providing the first ever common approach to corporate water disclosure, were last month released as part of the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative.

Companies are fundamentally changing the way they address water. Increasingly, they are investing in water-efficient technologies, working with suppliers to encourage more responsible water use, introducing cleaner and more efficient products, and seeking to advance sustainable water management to mitigate water-related risks and impacts.

Corporate water disclosure is a critical component of a company’s water management efforts and water sustainability more generally. The new guidelines, developed in conjunction with expert organizations including CDP, will help to advance a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity of water resources in a comprehensive yet concise and practical manner.

UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism Policy Dialogue press conference

12:00, September 11th, Chatham House, London

CDP CEO Paul Simpson will co-host a live connection from London to Bangkok for a UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism Policy Dialogue press conference releasing the latest official report. A Q&A session will take place following the live stream; any media interested in attending should contact Vanessa Cassano.

Help shape the future of carbon reporting by consulting on our taxonomy

CDP and its special project the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) are working with a number of organizations to harness XBRL technology and create a climate change reporting taxonomy that will make climate disclosure easier and more streamlined for companies. We currently have an open consultation on our climate change reporting taxonomy and welcome comments until the 24th of September 2012.

CDP’s work with supply chains continues to grow as companies increasingly understand the need for a climate resilient supply chain

After a 47% increase in the number of companies who were invited to respond to the CDP Supply Chain 2012 information request, over 2300 supplier responses have been submitted. FirstCarbon Solutions, the 2012 Supply Chain Scoring Partner, has begun to score responses and companies can request tailored feedback to each company, while Accenture, the 2012 Supply Chain Report Writer, has already started work on the analysis of these responses in anticipation of the CDP Supply Chain Global Report launch in January 2013.

Looking ahead to the 2013 disclosure cycle, CDP is now recruiting new supply chain members. aiming to better understand their supply chain risk. 2013 will be the first year that water will be included in this program, enabling companies to monitor water-related risks in their supply chain through the familiar CDP framework.

Benefit from CDP’s unique bank of corporate global climate data

Do you want to know what the most cost effective emissions reduction opportunities are in your sector? Are you looking to benchmark your company’s climate change strategy against your peers? The tools offered through a Reporter Membership enable you to demonstrate the business imperative of sustainability and maximize your climate reporting by integrating carbon, energy and water management into a wider business strategy. The 2012 CDP data set of corporate responses to climate change will be available from 12th September. Click here to find out more or contact

Support for UK companies with carbon reporting

From April 2013 it will be mandatory for businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange to report their carbon emissions. To provide companies that use the CDP system with extra resources to help with this, CDP has partnered with three new consultancies, Carbon Clear, Carbon Credentials and IMS Consulting. These consultancies, along with our existing consultancy partners, are expertly placed to assist companies with this fresh carbon reporting challenge.

In London on November 6th CDP’s CEO Paul Simpson will speak at Environmental Finance’s Mandatory Reporting conference. Companies should attend to find out more on what you have to report, how to do it and the potential costs and benefits. Investors will gain value from understanding the new opportunities and risks facing companies and the likely winners and losers from mounting pressures to reduce carbon emissions. Speakers include representatives Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, British Airways, CCLA and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Attendees quoting MCR/CDP/20 when booking will receive a 20% discount.

New CDP consultancy and education and training partners for the USA

CDP offers a consultancy partnership which consists of a limited number of partners that can help companies with the different challenges of reporting greenhouse gas emissions. Joining CDP’s global group of more than 20 accredited consultancy partners are Cameron-Cole and ISOS Group who have recently joined the program as silver consultancy partners (US).

We also run an education and training partnership program to enable companies to improve their in-house carbon management capabilities.

Why not read more about our and our new US partner, Trinity Consultants?

City of Austin seeks CDP companies to help reduce Austin’s community-wide GHG footprint

Texas-based companies within the CDP network are invited to a special VIP evening hosted by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, in conjunction with the big SXSW Eco conference in Austin Oct. 3-5. The VIP evening will present the U.S. premiere of photography and stories from the 100 Places Project exhibition, first presented in Copenhagen in conjunction with COP15, featuring 100 places around the world impacted by climate change. If you are interested in joining an alliance of local climate-concerned allies to build upon the City of Austin’s municipal climate action, please contact

Maximize your carbon management investment

A paper published by CDP earlier this year, Capitalize on your Carbon Management Solution Investment, looks at technological solutions for carbon management and includes practical tips on the software selection and guidance on the implementation process.

Head of CDP’s cities program is shortlisted as a future leader

The MT Sky Future Leaders Awards aims to find rising stars in business and non-profits who act on their deep belief in sustainability. The Awards are designed to celebrate those who are making a difference in the workplace today and equipping their organizations to succeed in the future. We are delighted to announce that Conor Riffle, Head of CDP’s cities program has made the shortlist for the non-profiteer category.

Mandatory carbon reporting & verification seminar: how to prepare your organization for reporting accurate and robust data, 8th November, RIBA, London

Inefficient data processing can make the verification process unnecessarily complicated and time consuming for both the client and the verifier. Organized by CDP’s verification partner TÜV NORD, this seminar aims to increase the awareness of all aspects of verification from both a theoretical and practical perspective and highlight various pitfalls that should be avoided.

To register for this seminar, please email Danny Kil at

Climate Change Security, Resilience and Diplomacy, 15th and 16th October, Chatham House, London

Senior policymakers, international business leaders, adaptation financiers and climate scientists will discuss strategies to manage the impacts of climate change. Keynote speakers include Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC and Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission. Please visit the Chatham House website for further details.