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Have you been asked to report to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)? Are you confident in your reporting methodology? Companies that score well on carbon and sustainability management are perceived as better managed and their ranking is having significant impact on shareholder value.

This educational webinar discusses how carbon disclosure will help your company gain positive exposure, and include:

• Market Drivers of Voluntary Reporting
• Comprehensive Disclosure
• CDP Ranking Scale

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  • CDP is a global NGO that “acts on behalf of 551 institutional investors, holding US$71 trillion in assets under management” and……incentivizes over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies in 60 countries to disclose their carbon emissions and water use (including 70% of the S&P500 and 82% of the 500 largest companies in the world)CDP works to “ensure that the financial community has access to the best available corporate climate change information to help drive investment flows to establish a low carbon economy” Numerous reports (supply chain, investor, water, cities, public procurement) available to the public
  • Original title: Investors see positives in companies with carbon management systems
  • Companies need to understand the complex ways in which a move to a low-carbon economy presents both risks and opportunities to their brand and businessCompanies with a system and structure for carbon management are best positioned for long-term successTransparent and comprehensive carbon disclosure is the best way to inform stakeholders of your current and planned corporate activities to manage these risks and opportunitiesThe Carbon Disclosure Project is the leading global entity for connecting investors with carbon-related information from the world’s largest companies

    1. 1. total energy and sustainability managementHIGHLIGHT BRAND VALUETHROUGH CARBON DISCLOSUREThe Energy Game Plan, an Educational Webinar SeriesNovember 10, 2011 1
    2. 2. AGENDA• Introduction• Today’s Audience• What is Carbon Disclosure?• Benefits of Voluntary Carbon Reporting• Carbon Disclosure Project• Best Practices• Summary 2
    3. 3. OUR AUDIENCE• Attendees from a number of industries• Majority of attendees from companies headquartered in the US• Many attendees are from industries that are less likely to be directly regulated• Some have been disclosing information regarding carbon emissions and strategy for years, others are curious or just starting 3
    4. 4. WHAT IS CARBON DISCLOSURE?• Annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory• Reduction initiatives• Company strategy 4
    5. 5. DRIVERS FOR CARBON DISCLOSURE• Mandatory reporting• Voluntary reporting • Demonstrate corporate leadership • Responding to requests from business partners • Requests for information from investors • Consumer interest in carbon emission profiles of companies 5
    6. 6. CARBON MANAGEMENT• How are you accounting for your carbon emissions inventory?• What are you including in your inventory?• What are you doing to reduce your carbon emissions?• How do you incentivize the meeting of carbon reduction goals?• What is your process to understand the risk and opportunities? 6
    7. 7. VOLUNTARY CARBON DISCLOSURE• EPA Climate Leaders• The Climate Registry• The Carbon Disclosure Project 7
    8. 8. CARBON DISCLOSUREPROJECTNigel Topping, Chief Innovation Officernigel.topping@cdproject.org 8
    9. 9. CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT (CDP)Objectives and Activities• “Ensure that the financial community has access to the best available corporate climate change information to help drive investment flows to establish a low carbon economy”• Acts on behalf of 551 institutional investors and holds US$71 trillion in assets under management• Incentivizes over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies in 60 countries, including: • 70% of the S&P500 • 82% of the 500 largest companies in the world 9
    10. 10. HISTORY AND GROWTH OF THE CDPRespondents and assets 10
    11. 11. BRAND BENEFITS• Enhanced perception and understanding among investment community• Companies with clear carbon, energy and sustainability management programs are outperforming their peers• Positive screening for carbon indices 11
    12. 12. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS• Employee engagement and recruitment• Engage and enable customers wanting to lower their footprint; create opportunities• Strengthen relationship with business partners and suppliers 12
    13. 13. WHAT INVESTORS SEE…• Global growth dynamics demand rethinking resource consumption• Carbon management systems • Enhance risk mitigation against • Energy price shocks • Carbon pricing • Shifts in production due to climate change • Illustrate companies are retooling to mitigate risk • Highlight opportunities in a low carbon economy 13
    14. 14. RESULTSShare performance of leaders outpace the market 14
    15. 15. BEST PRACTICES FOR CARBON DISCLOSURE• Transparency and comprehensiveness of emissions inventory• Adequately illustrating organizational support, understanding and preparation for transition to a low-carbon economy• Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 15
    16. 16. SUMMARY• Understand your risks and opportunities• Position yourself for long-term success• Be transparent to stakeholders with carbon disclosure• Many benefits with the Carbon Disclosure Project 16
    17. 17. ECOVA EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES Future Topics • Energy Audits – December • Waste Sustainability – January • Real-Time Energy Mgmt – February Carbon Solution Demos • November 15th at 11am PST • November 17th at 8:30am PST Questions: webinars@ecova.com 17
    18. 18. Q&A 18
    19. 19. THANK YOU! 19