Guide to ESG data providers :: CDP Sector-Specific Climate Change Datasets

CDP - CDP Sector-Specific Climate Change Datasets

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Governance data

What data do you provide?

CDP runs the world's largest environmental disclosure platform, resulting in comprehensive quantitative and qualitative datasets produced annually.  

To collect information that is most material for companies and their investors and supply chain customers, CDP created the addition of 12 sector-specific modules that are added to its general Climate Change questionnaire. Sector-specific climate change datasets are available for the following sectors:  

Agriculture commodities; Food, Bev and Tobacco; Paper & Forestry; Cement; Chemical; Metals & Mining; Steel; Coal; Oil & Gas; Electric Utilities; Transport OEMS; Transport Services

Where and how do you source your data?

On behalf of its 525 investors representing $96 trillion in assets, as well as 125 purchasing companies with a combined annual spend of $3.6 trillion, CDP requests data from companies around the world on their environmental performance via its climate change questionnaire. This information is entirely self-reported and in 2018 over 7,000 from 70 countries responded to the disclosure request. CDP provides questionnaire guidance to companies to ensure uniform responses for a comparable dataset. 

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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