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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.
46 Massachusetts Companies and Investors Call On Governor Baker To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
32 companies and 14 institutional investors with business operations and investments in Massachusetts are urging Gov. Charlie Baker to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
Complications of ‘New’ Deep Groundwater
Jul 22, 2016
As exciting as it was to learn of deep groundwater reserves in California, the state’s efforts now are better spent pursuing more cost-effective solutions already at our fingertips.
In Unprecedented Response, Investors Call On SEC To Improve Reporting Of Climate Risks And Other Sustainability Challenges
Jul 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.
Ceres Responds To Fuel Economy Report, Argues Against Weakening MPG Standards
Jul 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.
SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Effort Under Serious Attack from Congress
Jul 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.
New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues Significant Reductions of Air Pollutant Emissions
Jul 13, 2016
The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.
Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California’s Water Woes
Jul 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.
Why We Believe the Auto Alliance Review of Fuel Economy Standards Misses the Mark
Jul 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.
Ceres Applauds Senate Committee's Action On Climate Change
Jun 29, 2016
Ceres welcomed today’s bipartisan action by a U.S Senate committee to approve a spending bill amendment that would send $500 million to the Green Climate Fund.