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In Unprecedented Response, Investors Call On SEC To Improve Reporting Of Climate Risks And Other Sustainability Challenges
07/19/2016: In response to a formal review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate disclosure requirements, dozens of institutional investors have submitted letters to the federal agency requesting quick action to require stronger reporting of sustainability risks such as climate change, water scarcity and global deforestation.
07/19/2016: Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025.
07/18/2016: A recent economic analysis prepared by independent automotive industry analysts and commissioned by Ceres, found that even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit if existing national fuel economy standards are retained.
Ceres Blogs and Columns
07/18/2016: The lifeblood of financial markets is accurate information, and a major part of the SEC’s mission is to ensure that publicly traded companies provide investors with information material to their performance. A misguided proposal countering these needs is becoming part of recent federal funding negotiations.
07/11/2016: Despite recent news that drought-ridden California is sitting on top of large reserves of previously unrecognized, deep groundwater resources, the state still faces significant water challenges.
07/06/2016: Last week, we published an analysis of how future fuel economy standards could affect the auto industry and its suppliers. Federal agencies are now reviewing these standards (the Rule), and auto analysts like us are eager to see what the new standards, which stretch out to 2025, will be like.