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Infographic: CDSB Framework users

The users of the CDSB framework at a glance: 374 companies in 32 countries, across 10 sectors

As we approach the end of 2017, it's only natural that we look back at what we have achieved so far. CDSB has been particularly busy in the past 12 months, continuing to focus on the issues that we believe will make the difference in creating a sustainable financial system that takes account for the climate and the natural resources of our planet.

We have worked relentlessly to help drive the adoption of the hot acronym of the year - the recommendations on climate disclosure by the TCFD - through the launch of an initiative that celebrates companies stepping up to report on climate risks within 3 years using the recommendations and the CDSB Framework. We have launched a series of webinars and workshops to take forward discussions on some of the topics that surround the TCFD: from the basic question "where do I start?" to the legal aspects of climate risk disclosure and the use of different tools (such as the SASB standard and our Framework). We have more exciting plans for this series, which will continue in 2018, so keep an eye on this page to sign up to our future events.

The bread and butter of our work remains, though, the development of the CDSB Framework – both for climate change and wider natural capital information. This infographic shows the geographic and sectorial distribution of our users globally, highlighting some of the major ones. It would be a monumental task to fit them all on one page, but we hope to continue engaging with all of them in the new year.

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