CBRE included in CDP climate change disclosure leadership index

25 September 2013

NEW YORK: CBRE, a member of The Climate Group, has been recognized for its climate-change disclosure transparency, by being included in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

The yearly index, which is compiled by PwC, lists Standard & Poor’s 500 companies that display the strongest approach to the disclosure of climate change related information. This year, 53 companies achieved the top 10% score needed to be included. The minimum score rises each year as corporates learn more about and improve on climate transparency. 

Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP, said: “US companies that score highly enough to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index are responding to the call for greater corporate climate accountability. They have demonstrated leading practice on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, and transparency of their climate change strategy."

Earlier this month, CDP launched its yearly report which shows that companies that integrate successful emissions reductions perform better financially.

Dave Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, commented on the CDP listing: “Our inclusion in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index reflects CBRE’s commitment to transparent reporting of our own environmental performance and the sustainability services we provide our clients. We are pleased to be included among this list of world class companies, many of whom are CBRE clients.” 

CBRE’s Environmental Sustainability program includes global commitments areas such as resource management, public policy and procurement. The program provides best practices for CBRE’s own environmental commitment as well as initiatives for clients’ properties.

Today at Climate Week NYC, David Pogue opened a panel featuring a mix of start-ups and some of the world’s most successful listed consumer companies, that discussed the rapidly growing sphere of low carbon innovation.

See the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2013

Related news:

Investors representing third of world’s invested capital demand companies disclose their emissions

Facebook, IKEA, Nike say business big and small should embrace low carbon innovation

Corporates that lead on climate—such as Philips and HP—perform better financially, CDP report shows

CBRE launches $1 million green research challenge

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