VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - CDP, an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information, has signed on Offsetters as a CDP Accredited Consultancy Partner.
Currently the only Canadian consultancy partner of the CDP, the formal agreement allows Offsetters to provide its clients added value through CDP's international measurement and guidance. CDP consultancy partners demonstrate a commitment to working with CDP to encourage high quality disclosure of climate change related data from global corporations.
This CDP partnership recognizes the strength of the Offsetters Advisory Services team in helping its partners to understand and manage their environmental, reputational, and financial risk related to their carbon footprint. As a CDP Canada representative, Offsetters joins other leading consultancies from Australia, US, France, Germany, UK, South Africa, Nordic and Benelux regions.
CDP is working towards a real transformation of the global economic system as this is the scale of change required to limit global warming and prevent catastrophic climate change. CDP's unique global disclosure system and resulting insights enable investors, companies and governments to see the business case for reducing impacts on the environment and natural resources. CDP's insights help the investment community to become more aware of the risk to their portfolios and act to achieve more sustainable and strong shareholder returns.
"Being chosen as a CDP Canada partner reinforces our market leadership and reflects the strength of our team," says Offsetters CEO, James Tansey. "While national in scope, our influence is global and we are proud to be chosen based on our record of providing outstanding service to our clients. I believe that being selected as a CDP consulting partner also reinforces our commitment to continue to showcase industry best practices and to provide added value for our partners and clients."
Offsetters' team offers a comprehensive suite of sustainability consultancy services and is proud to also specialize in the origination, development and commercialization of high-quality carbon offset projects. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Offsetters has worked with more than 150 of the world's most prestigious organizations and has reported to CDP on behalf of organizations such as, Aimia, lululemon athletica and Nature's Path.
As well, Offsetters has celebrated leading the market with a number of key initiatives:
- First Canadian company to co-develop a Gold Standard cookstove project in Africa
- First Official Supplier of Carbon Offsets in Olympic Games history, commencing with the sponsorship of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
- First developer of high-quality carbon offset projects in British Columbia and in Canada
- First Canadian company to be listed on a Verified Carbon Standard registry—Markit
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
About Offsetters Climate Solutions
Offsetters is North America's leading carbon management solutions provider. Founded in 2005, the company helps organizations and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their climate impact. Offsetters was the first official supplier of carbon offsets in the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games). Its team of industry leaders specializes in the origination, development and commercialization of high-quality carbon offset projects and is proud to also provide clients with a comprehensive offering of sustainability consultancy services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Offsetters has worked with over 150 of the world's most prestigious organizations including Aimia and lululemon athletica. For more information, please visit www.offsetters.ca.
SOURCE: Offsetters Climate Solutions
For further information:
Deirdre Campbell, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838, 250-882-9199 (cell) or [email protected]
Melanie Wong, Offsetters: 778-945-0955 or [email protected]
Zoe Tcholak-Antitch, Communications, CDP North America: [email protected]