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Since 2007, the NBI has been the local partner to the CDP. From its initiation the CDP has successfully managed to push climate change into the mainstream business thinking. Consequently, the CDP remains the global standard for measurement and reporting of climate change information and the biggest repository of greenhouse gas emission information from the business sector.

The CDP requests information on climate change risks, opportunities and integration from JSE 100 companies on behalf of 827 institutional investors representing more than $100 trillion in assets. CDP climate change helps companies to manage their carbon emissions and protect themselves from climate risks. It also helps investors to understand the climate change risks associated with their portfolios.

The CDP in South Africa continues to help companies integrate climate change into their overall strategy and governance structures. Recently there has been a progressive shift towards focusing on a company’s performance in terms of their climate change actions over and above their transparency around this issues.

Even if your company does not receive an information request for CDP on behalf of investor signatories, your company can still respond to CDP climate change to better understand your climate change risks and opportunities.

The success of the CDP climate change programme has led the CDP to expand into other programmes including: forestry, supply chain and water. See CDP water for more information on the NBI’s work in this field.

The NBI has over the years produced a series of reports and infographics to highlight the key findings from the CDP South Africa sample. Click on the links to access the reports.

Annual process and timelines:

1 February: CDP sends out its annual information request to companies worldwide, after which the online response system is open for data input from disclosing companies.

30 June: Deadline for companies to submit their CDP response.

October: Publicly disclosed data will be published on the CDP website.

Useful information:

For more information and guidance on responding to CDP climate change visit the CDP website:

CDP Climate Change Reports

CDP Climate Change Report


CDP Climate Change Report


CDP Climate Change 2016 Report


CDP Climate Change Executive Summary Report


CDP Climate Change Report


CDP Climate Change Report


CDP Climate Change Report


CDP JSE 100 Report


CDP JSE 100 Report


CDP JSE 100 Report


CDP JSE 100 Report


Infographics: CDP South Africa Water Infographics 2018

Key Messages

Company Action

Water is a rising challenge for South African Companies

Infographics: CDP South Africa Climate Change Infographics 2018

Key Messages

Targets and Action

The influence of TCFD: the Financial Quantification of Risk and Opportunity

CDP South Africa 2017: Workshop Presentations

CDP Climate Change South Africa 2016 Recap for CDP Workshops

Steve Nicholls

CDP Workshop 2017 Looking Ahead: Reporting Guidance for CDP Climate Change

Naseema Elias

CDP Reimagining Disclosure Building from Paris

Jane Stevensen

CDP Reporting: Towards Best Practice

Orlaith Delargy

The NBI and CDP Discussion on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations – Johannesburg and Cape Town

The NBI and CDP Discussion on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations – Johannesburg and Cape Town

Jane Stevensen

CDP Climate Launch 2016: Presentations

CDP South Africa Results and the Energy Challenge

Steve Nicholls

Economic Futures and the Role of Energy

Tasneem Essop

Investor Perspective of Global and Local CDP Climate Change Response Trends

Marcus Norton

Infographics: CDP Climate Change in South Africa 2008 to 2016

High Level Findings & Key Messages

Targets & Progress

We Mean Business & South African Activity

Key Messages

Key Messages

Journey in South Africa

The Sample in Context

Emission Trends

High-level Impacts

Trends and the Next Big Things


Methodological Approach

Risks and Opportunities

Targets and ERAs

The Climate Leaders

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