Guide to ESG data providers :: CDP Cleaned Corporate Targets Dataset

CDP - CDP Cleaned Corporate Targets Dataset

Data category

Environmental data

What data do you provide?

The 2018 CDP Cleaned Corporate Targets Dataset (CCTD) contains rich quantitative and qualitative data on over 5,800 emissions reduction, renewable energy, and other climate-related targets from over 2,000 companies publicly disclosing environmental information to CDP. At the heart of the dataset is the curated absolute emissions reduction targets data, which CDP data analysts have verified through internal consistency checks of key company provided datapoints. Relevant context is provided through additional metrics and keyword matching, which enhances the disclosed information by drawing out the details of target coverage, accuracy, ambition, and impact.

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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