Carbon Disclosure Project, IBM Research Carbon Management Practices

Carbon Disclosure Project, IBM Research Carbon Management Practices

The Carbon Disclosure Project and IBM have launched a joint research project focused on carbon management best practices and how companies gather and handle carbon-related data.

The project will seek information from businesses that have extensive experience in measuring and managing carbon emissions. By getting insight into current practices, CDP and IBM plan to craft a series of best practices related to carbon management and reporting.

Some areas the research will focus on include proactive carbon management programs, how the economy affects carbon management and how well companies understand issues surrounding carbon.

"This project will shed new light on how companies are currently managing carbon within their business," Paul Dickinson, CEO of CDP, said in a statement. "It will provide valuable new information from corporations with good disclosure practices, which will help other businesses to focus more closely on managing their carbon emissions."

The companies CDP and IBM plan to interview include Aviva, Centrica, IBM, HBOS, Lloyds TSB, Reuters, Scottish and Southern Energy, Tesco, TNT, Unilever and United Utilities. The results of the research will be discussed with participants at an interactive workshop in May 2008 and announced in June.