Paul Simpson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project says: “Partnering with the World Green Summit will provide an ideal arena for CDP to continue communicating the benefits of integrating investor-quality climate change information into mainstream reporting. Thousands of the world’s largest corporations disclose emissions and water use through our existing system and therefore demonstrate an understanding of the importance of harmonised and comparable reporting; we hope the World Green Summit will catalyse collaborative progress in this area from businesses and governments to help achieve necessary greater reductions of global emissions.”
Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, "In order to progress the concept of sustainable development, it is imperative to understand the financial risks from companies, cities and investors. That is why we are delighted to be partnering with the Carbon Disclosure Project, as they work with investors representing $78tr of assets under management."
About Carbon Disclosure Project: The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization providing a transformative global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share climate change and water information. Over 3,700 companies across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 655 institutional investors, holding US$78 trillion in assets. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data. For more information visit: www.cdproject.net.
About the World Green Summit: The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. Endorsed by the Government of Rio de Janeiro, the inaugural WGS provides a media, marketing and networking platform during the official high-level portion of the Rio+20 conference, to enable the world’s leading CEOs, financiers, celebrities, and dignitaries to initiate, communicate and build solutions for a sustainable future. The summit will be webcast globally (and maybe televised) and is by invitation-only for 600 business and government leaders. WGS is organised by World Climate Ltd and Climate Action, two leaders in the green media space.