Seventy-five percent of institutional investors who joined the Carbon Disclosure Project factor climate change information into investment decisions and asset allocations, according to a news release.
Of these, more than 80% consider climate change to be important relative to other issues affecting their portfolio, said the release by CDP officials.
And more investors want information from corporations on climate change data. The CDP said in the release that 475 institutional investors this year indicated they want the CDP to collect climate change information, up from 385 in 2008. The 2009 requests were announced today.
Following clear indications from the new U.S. administration and other governments, we can expect to see a marked increase in climate change regulation globally, Paul Simpson, CDP chief operating officer, said in the release.
The CDP, based in London, conducted the survey at the end of 2008, and 87 individuals at institutions that have signed on to the CDP responded.