ESG Data Guide 2023

CDP - CDP 2022 Temperature Ratings

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Ratings

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
  • Financial institutions
  • Investors
  • Consultancies; Data providers; index providers

Brief description of the data offering

CDP’s Temperature Ratings provide target-based temperature alignment scores for thousands of companies, accompanied by emissions and transition plan data for credibility assessments and measuring net-zero alignment:

  • Applicability: Can be used to assess net-zero alignment of corporate issuers under many target-setting frameworks, including the SBT-FI, NZIF, and NZAOA.
  • Coverage: Covers over 12,000 companies and features 100+ metrics related to target ambition, target credibility (transition plan disclosure), and GHG emissions.
  • Actionability: Rests on transparent CDP disclosure of companies to support investors build sound engagement strategies.
  • Transparency: Builds on open-sourcemethodologies, such as the CDP/WWF Temperature Ratings methodology or CDP’s resources on Corporate Transition Plans.
  • Relevance: Regularly updated with new data and features required for portfolio target setting in line with external requirements

Where and how do you source your data?

Data relating to emission reduction targets, corporate transition plans, and GHG emissions are sourced from the corporate response data to CDP’s questionnaire.

Target data from the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) are also used to assess target ambition.

Climate scenarios used to build our benchmarks are sourced from the Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium, the IPCC, the IEA, and the SBTi.

What is the cost for your data offering?

The cost varies and is depending on the use case and the size and type of customer.  CDP Capital Markets Signatories benefit from preferential pricing.