A group of the world’s biggest companies representing nearly US$17 trillion in market capitalization have valued the climate risks to their businesses at almost US$1 trillion - with many likely to hit within the next 5 years.

Chinese financial institutions have little awareness about the risks of deforestation in the soy supply chain, according to a report released from the nonprofit disclosure platform CDP.

This report presents analysis of the response data from a sample of 783 of the world’s largest publicly listed companies. The report is aimed at companies and investors seeking to understand how they can play their part in delivering a water secure world.

In 2018, 7,018 of the world’s largest companies reported information about their efforts to manage their climate, water and forests related risks and impacts through CDP’s global disclosure platform. This includes 455 companies that disclosed information on their deforestation risks and impacts.

Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found. Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch beyond 2025, according to the annual Carbon Disclosure Project report.

A new analysis of CDP disclosure data shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors.

This report reflects the data disclosed by 38 regional governments that are members of the 'RegionsAdapt' initiative.


In response to increasing demands for transparency and actionable, climate-related information, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) established the industry-led Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force).

A new report by CDP, a global environmental disclosure platform, says major companies worldwide achieved a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains in 2017. Carbon emissions in supply chains are on average four times those of company’s direct operations.

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