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The Clean Power Plan: The Power Sector's Stepping Stone to the Future
Sep 26, 2016
The electric power sector will be closely watching this week’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the Clean Power Plan and eagerly awaiting the clarity that the court, and likely the U.S. Supreme Court, will provide.
Backing Clean Power Plan Will Accelerate The Clean Energy Future
Sep 22, 2016
While legal experts are debating EPA’s Clean Power Plan in Washington next Tuesday, the U.S. business community is galloping ahead on the clean energy future.
Statement by Ceres President, Mindy S. Lubber on White House Announcement to Call for Ambitious Amendment to Montreal Protocol
Sep 22, 2016
Ceres congratulates the White House for its leadership in calling for the increased phase down of HFC’s (hydrofluorocarbons) through the Montreal Protocol. The HFC phase down amendment is one of the most important ways that the world can deliver on the vital goals of the Paris Agreement by avoiding up to 0.5 C of warming by the end of the century.
Major investors caution against weakening MPG rules
Sep 22, 2016
As the comment period closes on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Technical Assessment Report released by federal and state agencies, major investors are releasing statements in favor of strong fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.
Getting boards on board with sustainability
Sep 20, 2016
Despite growing evidence that environmental and social issues affect corporate bottom lines, Ceres research has shown that corporate directors at most major U.S. companies are not engaging on these issues in ways that are effective and meaningful. While many of these companies have sustainability programs, only a few companies consider these issues to be "board relevant."
General Motors’ Commitment to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Demonstrates Clear Leadership in Helping Secure a Clean Energy Future
Sep 14, 2016
Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber in response to General Motors’ announcement that it will join the RE100 initiative, with a commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy sourcing for its global operations by 2050.
New Report Shows Public-Private Partnerships Advance Low-Carbon State Energy Policies
Sep 12, 2016
A new report released today provides unique insight from high-level experts into how improved public-private coordination on state energy policies and programs can significantly drive clean energy investment
10 Steps Companies Can Take To Address Child and Forced Labor
Sep 09, 2016
As we march past Labor Day and into the classroom, we are reminded of an essential component for building a global sustainable economy: protecting the human rights of workers.
Ceres President Mindy Lubber Praises U.S. and China for Formally Joining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Sep 05, 2016
“Today’s action sends a powerful signal to the markets that the shift to a low-carbon, clean energy economy is now accelerating. The rest of the world’s countries should take notice."
INVESTORS CALL ON G20 NATIONS TO RATIFY PARIS AGREEMENT SWIFTLY AND EXPAND LOW CARBON & GREEN INVESTMENT
Aug 24, 2016
As leaders of the world’s largest economies prepare to attend the upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, 130 investors (with over $13 Trillion AUM) from a coalition of six organisations(1) have written to the G20 heads of state urging them to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement this year and call on G20 nations to double global investment in clean energy, tighten up climate disclosure mandates, develop carbon pricing and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
Ceres, Investors and Companies Celebrate Passage of California Climate Bill
Aug 23, 2016
The climate law, Senate Bill 32, extends the basic framework of the state’s current climate law, which runs until 2020, and sets new targets for greenhouse gas reductions by 2030 – specifically reducing GHG emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The current climate law, AB32, required the state to reach 1990 levels by 2020.
Ceres Q&A With Nancy Pfund: 'The progress we are making is undeniable'
Aug 18, 2016
As part of a new Q&A series from our Clean Trillion campaign, we discussed clean energy investing with Nancy Pfund, founder and managing partner of DBL Partners.
Ceres Applauds Heavy Duty Truck Fuel Efficiency Rules
Aug 17, 2016
Ceres welcomed the final fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks that were released by federal and state agencies yesterday.
The SEC Must Improve Disclosure of Material and Emerging Sustainability Risks
Aug 10, 2016
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is starting to take sustainability risks—and corporate reporting of those risks—seriously.The concept is straightforward: climate change, water scarcity, human and workers’ rights, and the ongoing global transition to a low carbon economy pose significant risks and opportunities to companies and the investors who own them.
Why Passing Climate Legislation Is Good for California’s Water
Aug 08, 2016
As every Californian knows by now, the state is in the fifth year of a drought, and this persistent imbalance of supply and demand in the water supply is likely the new norm. The good news is that many state leaders have woken up to this fact, and in recent years have been clearing some of the logjams around smart water management.
Wall-Street Warriors Becoming Water Aware
Aug 02, 2016
Devastating droughts in California, Brazil, South Africa and elsewhere, coupled with global trends of groundwater depletion and water quality degradation are motivating investors to become more water aware. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ceres leverages the power of institutional investors, who own or lend to many of the world’s largest companies, to play a more decisive role in protecting the Earth’s freshwater resources.
90+ Companies and Investors Call On Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Governors To Double Down On Their Efforts To Cut Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
More than 70 companies and 20 institutional investors are urging Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen their efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the regions’ electric power sector.
46 New York Companies and Investors Call On Gov. Cuomo To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
Thirty-one companies and 15 institutional investors with business operations and investments in New York are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
Nearly 20 Major Companies and Investors Call On Gov. Hassan To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
12 major companies and seven institutional investors with business operations and investments in New Hampshire are urging Gov. Maggie Hassan to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
23 Maryland Companies and Investors Call On Gov. Hogan To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
16 major companies and 7 institutional investors with business operations and investments in New York are urging Gov. Larry Hogan to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.