Tuesday December 7, 2021

Publication CDP Scores & A List 2021

Introduction of transition-focused changes in the 2022 climate change questionnaire
CDP has announced companies’ scores to the 2021 assessments will be published on Tuesday the 7th of December 2021. On this day, the not-for-profit organization will also publish its annual A List, showcasing the companies that are leading on environmental transparency and action, based on their annual disclosure through CDP’s climate change, forests and water security questionnaires.

CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. On 7 December, companies that have disclosed their response to CDP’s climate change, forests and/or water security programs can log in to view their 2021 score(s) and access their score report(s) on the Scores and Responses section of the corporate dashboard.

Non-disclosing companies urged to participate

Earlier this year, 168 investors with US$17 trillion of assets including Amundi, Aviva, Cathay Financial Holdings, HSBC Global Asset Management, Legal and General Investment Management, M&G Investments, Nuveen, Schroders and Union Investment urged companies with a high environmental impact to disclose data through CDP. The Non-Disclosure Campaign aims to increase disclosure among companies that have either never disclosed, or stopped disclosing.

The objective of the campaign is to drive further corporate transparency around climate change, deforestation and water security, by encouraging companies to respond to CDP’s disclosure request. The majority (58%) of the companies were selected by investors to be part of this campaign to disclose their impact on climate change. Nearly a quarter (21%) were asked to disclose on at least two themes from climate change, forests or water security.

New transition-focused changes in 2022 climate change questionnaire

The day following the announcement of the 2021 results, Wednesday 8 December, CDP is conducting an online session featuring its transition plan experts to introduce the transition-focused changes in the 2022 climate change questionnaire and introduce the key elements and principles of a credible transition plan. During the session, CDP's technical experts will introduce the transition-focused changes to the 2022 climate change questionnaire and take a deep dive into its recently released discussion paper on credible transition plans.

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