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Website: Carbon Disclosure Project

This report analyzes the responses from S&P 500 companies to the CDP, with particular attention paid to the ways that organizations in every sector are capitalizing on commercial opportunies, particularly those from reducing emissions.

The S&P 500 saw an increase in response rates to 70 percent, the highest level ever for those companies considered to be representative of the U.S. large-cap equities market.

Overall, this activity sends an important message to investors from companies that are managed in the United States -- despite legislative uncertainty and nearly three consecutive years of slow economic growth climate change is an important business concern.