ESG Data Guide 2023

CDP - CDP 2022 Full GHG Modelled Emissions Dataset

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Verification/certification data

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Climate scenario analysis
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Investors
  • Government
  • Financial institutions

Brief description of the data offering

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; and fuel and steam, heat, electricity & cooling (SHEC) data. The dataset models emissions for the constituents of the MSCI ACWI, a widely used international index covering around 85% of the investable equity universe, for a total sample of over 7,200 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

What is the cost for your data offering?

Please inquire about pricing at