Paul Dickinson is CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which he co-founded in 2000, with the aim of engaging the investment and corporate communities to work together to tackle the issues of climate change. The CDP is an independent not-for-profit organisation which acts as an intermediary between shareholders and corporations on all climate change-related issues, providing primary climate change data from the world’s largest corporations to the global marketplace.
The data is obtained from responses to CDP’s annual Information Request, sent on behalf of institutional investors and purchasing organisations. Leading a small team, Paul has built up a global collaboration of over 385 of the world’s largest institutional investors, holding over $57 trillion in assets under management.
Paul is also co-founder and Chair of EyeNetwork - a video-conferencing system which offers corporations the ability to meet clients globally, from the comfort of their own office. He has conducted extensive research into how increased use of video-conferencing can be incorporated into business strategy to make a considerable reduction in corporate emissions generated through travel.
In addition, he is a member of the Environmental Research Group of the UK Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.
Prior to founding CDP, Paul co-founded and built a corporate communications company, Rufus Leonard, ...