Based in London with offices in the US and globally.
“Fighting climate change is vital for a sustainable economy. CDP has been putting critical environmental data at the heart of business decisions since 2002.”
Details of CDP’s climate activities are here: www.cdp.net/en/climate
Funding and Financials
CDP is a charity based in the UK and its regulatory disclosure reveals (p 7) it earned up to 35% of its more than £15MN ( c. $20MN) in income from corporate sources in 2017, listed as including corporate partnerships, data sales, corporate donations, company responder fees. CDP’s 2018 filing indicates roughly 50% of its project spending (£12.3 total) on climate related. Overall income in 2018 is equal to 2017 levels of £15MN. CDP leadership salaries not disclosed by name, but state one salaried employee earns between £110K and £120K.
CDP North America, its US 501(c)(3) affiliate reported revenue of $6.7MN in 2017, according to its 501(c)(3) tax filings. CDP North America CEO received compensation of $255K in 2017 according to its 501(c)(3) filings.
Links with Business on Climate Change
CDP operates a climate disclosure platform where by it scores the responses of thousands of companies globally on climate topics. It provides a range of services to the corporate and finance sectors for which it receives compensation in including supply chain, data and other services. CDP charges companies a fee to disclose through its system. In parallel with offering these business services to the companies CDP scores them on climate and provides this information as a service to investors and other interested parties. CDP is a member partner of the We Mean Business coalition “working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change.”