Major new report shows how leading multinationals are looking to seize the opportunities presented by decarbonisation, but a rump of corporate laggards risk missing out on low carbon transition.

A new report released by AECOM and the non-profit organisation CDP has highlighted that cities internationally are increasingly seeking greater public-private collaboration to tackle the impact of climate change.

Aside from national and sub-national governments taking action against climate change, large potential for emission reductions exists in the corporate sector. More and more companies are making commitments to contribute to the long-term targets of the Paris Agreement.

The COP21 agreement marks a turning point in international efforts to mitigate climate change. Expectations on governments to deliver are high. But what about businesses? Is there a business case for climate adaptation? Are European companies ready to create a competitive edge towards the rest of the world?

Following the historic international deal agreed at the UN climate conference, COP21, and the news from Davos that climate change is the world’s most impactful risk, major companies such as Dell, Unilever and Walmart are establishing the extent to which impending climate regulation will impact their business.

Seven in ten companies have commitments to address deforestation yet few are translating these into meaningful actions, reveals new analysis from CDP, the global non-profit which gathers environmental data on behalf of investors.

The CDP Global Climate Change Report 2015 offers analysis of the current state of the corporate response to the causes of global warming. Are we at a tipping point? Discover the difference five years has made on how companies are tackling climate change and preparing for a low carbon economy.

This year marks the sixth year of CDP’s water program. Since its launch a large and growing number of institutional investors have begun using the platform to engage with companies on water exposures and opportunities.

A new report published by CDP, the international not-for-profit organization that holds the largest collection of company-reported environmental data, has found that a significant scaling up of activity is required for companies in heavy-emitting industries to achieve emissions-reduction targets.

Two thirds of the world's largest companies are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth. The news comes amid mounting shareholder concern around the business impacts from water scarcity, accessibility and poor water quality.