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Climate-Savvy Investing: Insurance Sector Is Ignoring Risks & Rewards
Oct 29, 2014
Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry – which is on the frontlines of climate change – is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.
Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change
Oct 27, 2014
Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy.
A Retreat From Weather Disasters
Oct 24, 2014
Today, from Florida to Delaware, property insurance near the water is becoming harder and harder to find.
First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses
Oct 22, 2014
Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks.
Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations
Oct 21, 2014
Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations, ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks.
Corn Belt Pollution: Louisiana Shrimp And Oysters Pay The Price
Oct 21, 2014
Coastal Louisiana faces a complex web of environmental challenges from land loss, to declining fisheries, water quality problems and climate change.
Oregon Technology Companies Commit their Support for State Climate Change Policy
Sep 23, 2014
Oregon’s technology companies, including Intel and Elemental Technologies, have joined the growing list of businesses that have signed onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, highlighting opportunities to spur local economic development and job creation while curbing carbon pollution.
Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats
Sep 23, 2014
Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.
Tackling The Oil Industry On Climate Change
Sep 23, 2014
‘Protect our climate’ was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was ‘stop using fossil fuels.’
A Simple Equation For Closing The Clean Energy Gap
Sep 19, 2014
There is an urgent need for an additional $1 trillion per year to be invested in clean energy over the next 36 years if the world is to avoid the potentially catastrophic environmental and economic impacts of climate change that scientists predict.
Kellogg Company Joins BICEP Coalition
Sep 19, 2014
Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) announced today that the American icon and inventor of Corn Flakes, Kellogg Company, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.
World’s Leading Institutional Investors Managing $24 Trillion Call for Carbon Pricing, Ambitious Global Climate Deal
Sep 18, 2014
Days before the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing, as well as develop plans to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels.
Only $1 Trillion: Annual Investment Goal Puts Climate Solutions Within Reach
Sep 15, 2014
A two-year-old number is changing the way governments, companies and investors approach the fight against climate change: $1 trillion.
Analyzing Climate Risk: Why Mandatory Reporting Matters
Sep 11, 2014
Fully incorporating all risks, including climate change, into the investment-decision-making process will have a tangible impact in shifting significant capital away from high-carbon emitters toward clean energy alternatives.
Why Closing a Power Plant Could Be Part of Austin's Water Solution
Sep 02, 2014
Last week, Austin's city council approved a plan to wean Austin off Decker Power Plant electricity, opting to shutter the plant to lower citywide carbon emissions. If that happens, the lake could serve as Austin’s new city reservoir.
Bond Financing Distributed Water systems: How to Make Better Use of Our Most Liquid Market for Financing Water infrastructure
Sep 02, 2014
Water utilities are at a crossroads. in the years ahead, they will have to invest billions in their infrastructure simply to catch up on backlogged repairs—and billions more to accommodate growing demands and changing hydrologic conditions.
Investors Secure Groundbreaking Corporate Commitments to Protect Forests, Reduce Carbon Emissions
Aug 14, 2014
In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sustainably source palm oil and 45 corporate commitments were secured related to sustainability reporting, energy efficiency and carbon asset risk.
In Anticipating EPA Plan, States Can Follow Examples of Neighbors
Aug 13, 2014
While debate rages on about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from existing U.S. power plants, it’s important to take a look at what is already working around the country from the standpoint of clean energy deployment.
CA Farmers Find Unlikely Ally In Weathering Drought: A Major Utility Company
Aug 12, 2014
PG&E sees a big opportunity to help farmers reduce their water use – and electricity use – at the same time. By doing so, it can save precious water, help farmers save money and help the power company itself reduce overall electricity demand.
Growing A Solution To California’s Groundwater Crisis
Aug 06, 2014
Three years before the California drought became a national crisis, national berry giant Driscoll's, on the state’s Central Coast, knew it had a major problem with water.