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CDP provides the platform for public authorities to disclose environmental information at the request of their stakeholders. In addition to responding to this request, public authorities disclosing to their requesting stakeholders through CDP can gain tangible business benefits:
  • Protect and improve your organization’s reputation
  • Get ahead of regulation
  • Uncover risks and opportunities
  • Track and benchmark progress
  • Improve access to finance and engage with investors

Disclosing also allows organizations to identify opportunities for action. You can find out more via our Organizational Guide for Environmental Action.

Demand for climate-related disclosure has increased significantly since the release of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. Public sector leaders have noted the importance of transparency on climate-related issues with several national governments and public sector organizations formally supporting the TCFD.

Disclosure demonstrates responsiveness to the expectations of capital markets and signals sustainability leadership to potential investors. In some cases, disclosure and transparency can help lead to a lower cost of capital when borrowing.

Reporting your pipeline of projects through CDP’s questionnaire can help your organization attract climate finance for your infrastructure projects. Public authorities are already making use of CDP’s Matchmaker program showcasing climate and resiliency projects to the capital markets. Explore CDP’s resources to support sustainable infrastructure projects. 

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