10d. Require multinational corporations and international financial organisations to act transparently in the public good, and hold them accountable for the consequences of their activities.
Bringing carbon, water and forests together within CDP’s system
has great benefits in helping companies engage with broader natural
capital sustainability issues and driving improved efficiencies in the
corporate reporting process.
Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive, Kingfisher
With the right information, market forces can catalyse action towards a more responsible economy and a more sustainable world.
Paul Dickinson, Executive Chairman, Carbon Disclosure Project
Market forces can catalyse action towards a more responsible economy and a more sustainable world
Since 2000, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has challenged the world's largest companies to measure and report their carbon emissions and to integrate the long term value and cost of climate change into their assessment of the financial health and prospects of their business.
As an independent not-for-profit organisation, CDP enables thousands of companies and cities around the world to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information, thereby encouraging action to improve performance, transparency and accountability.
In the UK in 2011, two thirds of the FTSE 350 disclosed their greenhouse gas emissions to their shareholders through CDP, which is now backed by 655 institutional investors representing $US78 trillion.
10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.