At a news conference in NYC this morning, the Carbon Disclosure Project released its annual findings. The following highlights caught our eye:

  • A total of 248 companies (79 percent) reported that climate change risks require appropriate leadership. The number of companies that confirmed that a director or executive-level officer has overall responsibility for climate change management rose to 204 (65 percent) compared with 141 (50 percent) responding companies last year.
  • A total of 94 responding companies (30 percent) reported some degree of linkage between employee incentives and goals related to climate change.
  • The majority of companies (74 percent) reporting stated that they had emission reduction targets in place.
  • The vast majority of companies viewed climate change as a risk factor, with a smaller percentage viewing it as a business opportunity.

The press release is here: http://www.cdproject.net/.