Dick Budden is Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project (Ireland). As investors take a growing interest in the environmental performance of leading firms, 2010 sees Irish companies invited to participate for just the second time in the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
The CDP is a worldwide not-for-profit organisation which encourages private and public sector organisations to measure, report, manage, and reduce carbon emissions and climate-change impacts. Each year, the CDP writes to the chairs of the boards of major companies, seeking detailed information on behalf of its signatories – 475 global investors, with an estimated combined US$55trn under management. Set up in 2000, in 2009 over 2,400 companies in 58 countries participated.
Read an interview with Dick Budden from our Green Economy Report here