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CDP - CDP GHG Modelled Emissions Dataset

Data category

Environmental data

What data do you provide?

CDP facilitates analysis around the exposure of companies and investor portfolios to carbon risk through strengthening the accuracy and completeness of GHG emissions data available to investors. It has developed an annual quality-reviewed GHG modelled emissions dataset that includes reported and estimated emissions for Scope 1, location-based and market-based Scope 2, Scope 3; Scope 1 + 2 revenue intensity; and fuel and steam, heat, electricity & cooling (SHEC) data. The dataset models emissions for the Carbon Action companies, a group of the highest-emitting public companies and constituents of the MSCI ACWI, a widely used international index covering around 85% of the investable equity universe, for a total sample of over 5600 companies.

Where and how do you source your data?

From the reported emissions data collected during the annual climate change disclosure cycle, CDP uses both bottom-up and statistical models to estimate the emissions values for companies in the dataset sample that did not report to CDP. The bottom-up model specifically looks at companies in high-emitting sectors and uses the reported data of companies with similar emissions profiles, plus publicly available data from the company (such as physical activity data in company filings) to model the emissions. If a company without reported data does not fit into the bottoms-up model sectors, CDP uses a Gamma GLM regression model based off revenue and emissions.  

CDP's full modelled emissions methodology for the dataset is available at

Who are the data users?

Investors, corporates, and policy makers use CDP data and insights to make better decisions, manage risk, and capitalize on opportunities. Key users of CDP data in the financial community include asset managers, pension funds, data providers, and more. 

What is the cost for your data offering?

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