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탄소 공개를 넘어 탄소 감축으로: CDP 카본 액션(Carbon Action)
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CDP는 <카본 액션(Carbon Action)>이라는 새로운 이니셔티브를 시작했습니다. 이는 탄소 정보의 공개(disclosure)를 넘어 탄소를 효과적이고 실질적으로 감축할 것을 요청하는 프로그램입니다.

지난 4월 4일, 본 프로젝트에 서명기관으로 참여하는 34개 글로벌 금융투자기관(운용자산 7.6조 미달러)은 글로벌 500(Global 500) 기업에게 이와 같은 내용의 서신을 발송했습니다. 따라서 올해 카본 액션 이니셔티브에 초청받은 우리나라 기업은 9개사로 삼성전자, 신한금융, 포스코, 한국전력, 현대모비스, 현대자동차, 현대중공업, KB금융, LG화학(가나다 순)입니다.

이 서신을 받은 기업들은 비용 효과적 투자를 통해 매년 탄소 감축을 달성해야 합니다. 탄소 감축 목표가 없는 기업은 새로운 목표를 설정하고 공개해야 합니다.

기업의 탄소 감축 노력과 감축량은 이미 받은 CDP 질의서를 통해 공개할 수 있습니다. 이와 관련된 내용은 질의서 3번과 13번 문항으로, 작성에 좀 더 세심한 노력이 필요할 것으로 보입니다. 우수 사례는 서명기관과 유엔책임투자원칙(UN PRI)을 통해 활용될 예정입니다.

좀 더 자세한 내용은 아래의 보도자료를 참조하거나, CDP 로컬파트너인 한국사회책임투자포럼(02-938-1153)으로 문의 바랍니다.




Investors Ask World’s Largest Companies to Reduce Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

*Carbon Disclosure Project launches new Carbon Action initiative*

London, UK - April 4 2011. Institutional investors are this week calling on the world’s largest companies to implement cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiatives.  The request is being made through the Carbon Disclosure Project’s new Carbon Action initiative, launched today in response to investor requirements to protect their investments and accelerate company action on carbon reduction activities.

A leading group of 34 investors with US$7.6 trillion in assets including Aviva Investors, CCLA Investment Management and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) are making this first request for company action which will be sent by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) this week to the world’s largest companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500).  The efficient management of energy and lower carbon emissions not only helps investors to mitigate financial risk, but also has the potential to reduce costs for business.

CDP, an independent not-for-profit organisation, gathers primary corporate climate change information from thousands of businesses around the world so that it can be incorporated into business, investment and policy decision making.  Through this new Carbon Action initiative companies will be encouraged by investors to:

·         Make year-on-year emissions reductions;

·         Identify and implement investment in greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiatives which have a satisfactory positive return on investment; and finally,

·         Any companies that do not already have an emissions reduction target will be asked to set and publicly disclose this.

Companies will be asked to demonstrate these actions by disclosing them, including any examples of best practice, through the same established CDP system to ensure ease of reporting.  

Steve Waygood, head of sustainability, research and engagement at Aviva Investors, the global asset manager and a founding signatory to Carbon Action, said: “Eighteen months ago, Aviva Chairman, Lord Sharman, called for the CDP to go beyond disclosure and challenge companies to take action that mitigates their climate change emissions. We warmly welcome the response of the CDP and thoroughly support the action that they and others are taking with us today. We believe that the external costs of greenhouse gas emissions will become internalised into company cash flows and profitability. We encourage companies to consider what action that they can take now to reduce emissions.”

CCLA, a specialist investment manager, is moving towards divestment in instances where companies fail to disclose targets. Its head of Ethical & Responsible Investment Helen Wildsmith said: “From 2013 CCLA’s charity clients intend to divest from developed-world Energy, Utility, Industrial and Materials companies in the Global 500 that have not yet disclosed reduction targets to the Carbon Disclosure Project. We believe that management of the carbon challenge is a key part of achieving sustainable and strong shareholder returns.

Leading businesses are already seeing tangible commercial benefits from implementing quantifiable, sustainable processes and practices to manage carbon.  Carbon Action will serve to highlight examples of best practice in emissions reduction activity.

“This initiative focuses on cases where companies do not need to make a choice between emissions reductions or higher financial returns,” says Craig Mackenzie, head of sustainability at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, an asset management company. “In the face of rising energy costs, reducing a company’s emissions often means higher profits. Efficient management of energy offers a huge win-win: lower carbon emissions, higher returns for shareholders.  Research by McKinsey and others finds that most companies have options to reduce carbon emissions at negative cost – across the overall economy there is the potential to save as much as 12Gt CO2e, 25% of the global total annual emissions in this way by 2030.[1]

"UPS is a long-time supporter of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which has proven that information and data do drive change and corporate responsibility,” said Scott Wicker, chief sustainability officer at global logistics company UPS. “The CDP's Carbon Action program is the latest way for corporations to address climate change in a systematic, quantitative and credible way."

 “An economic revolution is needed to decouple financial growth from growth in emissions,” concludes Paul Dickinson, executive chairman of CDP. “Rising oil prices, energy supply risks and brand reputation issues are all making the reduction of carbon a strategic imperative.  Carbon Action is about accelerating companies’ mitigation efforts in order to reduce the major long-term threat to the global economy which climate change represents.”

 

About CDP

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change and water information in the world. Some 3,000 organisations across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and assessment of climate change and water risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of institutional investors, purchasing organisations and government bodies and made available for integration into business and policy decision making. For more information visit www.cdproject.net.

 

For more information on CDP please contact:

Lisa Lee

T: +44 (0) 20 7415 7196 / +44 (0) 7554 430 962

E: lisa.lee@cdproject.net



[1] McKinsey & Co (2009) Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy.



 


 
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