Paul Simpson is the CEO and co-founder of CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Founded in 2000, CDP is a non-profit organization which created and operates the global disclosure platform for companies, cities, states and regions to measure, manage and share vital data on their environmental performance. Voted number one climate research provider by investors, CDP works with 827 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion and 89 purchasing organizations with a combined annual spend of over US$2.7 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.
Paul sits on the board of We Mean Business, and is a council member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Stranded Assets Advisory Council for the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
Prior to CDP, Paul worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Ltd, the International Society for Ecology & Culture and is a former director of the Social Venture Network. He was previously on the Board of EIRIS, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability at the World Economic Forum and a High Level Panel Member for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Policy Dialogue.
Paul holds a BSc in Business and Finance from City University, London and an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath (with distinction).