With the 2015 CDP disclosure cycle underway, a study by the UCLA Anderson School of Management highlights the benefits to companies of using the CDP system.

The business world has in recent years accelerated its understanding and response to climate risks. The past 12 years alone have seen a twenty-fold increase in the number of companies disclosing through CDP. Now a study from UCLA’s Applied Management Research Program reveals the beneficial impacts of this disclosure.  The research is based on three years of corporate data disclosed through CDP and includes in-depth interviews with nearly 40 companies that use CDP to report and manage their environmental risks.

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Our public health is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. President Obama made this point powerfully this week, as his administration declared new actions to protect the wellbeing of citizens from the effects of climate change. Among the actions announced is a new commitment from CDP to open additional data from our vast collection. In particular, CDP will open its 2015 data related to the public health impacts of climate change in US cities, and how those city governments are tackling them.

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