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Why The New Administration Should Be The Loudest Advocate For Climate Action
Jan 20, 2017
Amidst all the political rancor, the reality is that the incoming administration should be the loudest advocate for climate action, if for no other reason than to deliver on its ambitious jobs creation goal. Maintaining U.S. climate leadership would better position companies to capitalize on the immense business opportunity and get out ahead of growing international competition.
Pruitt Hearing Reaffirms He Is Not Right Pick For EPA Job
Jan 19, 2017
The Senate confirmation hearing for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt demonstrated that “he is not the right person to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency given his track record and stated preference for a more passive, defer-to-the-states EPA,” Ceres President Mindy Lubber said in a statement today.
Major Businesses and Investors Support Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards
Jan 13, 2017
Major businesses, as well as 38 financial institutions and investors with over $740 billion in assets, expressed support for fuel economy targets and greenhouse-gas emissions standards saying they are good for American automakers and good for the economy as whole.
630 Companies And Investors Tell Washington: Continue Accelerating the Low-Carbon Economy
Jan 10, 2017
More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.
Corporate secretaries and the power of being a positive gatekeeper
Jan 09, 2017
The idea is straightforward, but crucial. The most effective corporate secretaries are those who act as a filter for the critical sustainability issues that should be raised to the board, but who also apply the filter with a strategic lens
Is Your Mutual Fund Company Taking Climate Change Seriously?
Jan 06, 2017
We examined how the nation’s largest mutual fund companies voted on climate-related shareholder resolutions in 2015 and 2016. The results are revealing.
10 Reasons to Be Optimistic for a Low-Carbon Future
Dec 29, 2016
Here are 10 shining lights for the irresistibility and inevitability of the low-carbon future. It's here—and there is no turning back.
Large Businesses Thank Governor Kasich for Energy Bill Veto
Dec 27, 2016
Major Ohio employers commend Republican Gov. John Kasich for vetoing an energy bill that they say would have increased electricity costs and made Ohio less globally competitive.
Businesses and States Are United on Clean Energy
Dec 21, 2016
You may not know it from the headlines, but Washington is not the only energy game that matters these days. Companies that buy massive amounts of energy and states that set the policies that shape the energy mix of their economies – whether with clean energy or climate-warming fossil fuels – also play a major role.
Fuel economy rules a bogeyman for long-term trends in auto industry
Dec 21, 2016
The debate over the future of fuel efficiency policies is generating a lot of noise. But for consumers, these policies generate savings at the pump.
Companies Set A Higher Bar For Climate Risk Disclosure
Dec 16, 2016
Under the leadership of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a global industry initiative just released its much-anticipated guidelines for voluntary climate risk disclosure by companies and investors in financial filings.
Michigan Lawmakers Respond to Corporate Calls for More Clean Energy
Dec 16, 2016
On behalf of large investors and businesses with facilities in Michigan, Ceres commends the Michigan Legislature for increasing the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 15 percent by 2021 and making efficiency a central part of Michigan’s energy plan.
Ceres Welcomes Task Force Recommendations To Advance Climate Risk Disclosure
Dec 14, 2016
Ceres has supported the TCFD’s efforts to advance climate risk disclosure over the past year. We sincerely appreciate the work of Michael Bloomberg, the Chairs and Members, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Schapiro and the Secretariat.
Ceres president Mindy Lubber statement on President-elect Trump's nominee for EPA Administrator
Dec 08, 2016
President-elect Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who fails to recognize the climate change threat, belittles the EPA and our most fundamental right to clean air and water, is not fit for the job. We need an EPA Administrator who respects the agency as well as the science underlying the EPA’s mission to protect public health. The new administrator must also recognize that a healthy environment is essential to a robust and growing economy.
Major Investors Applaud Move to Stay the Course on GHG Rules
Nov 30, 2016
In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would stay the course on 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for automobiles and light duty trucks, major investors released statements supporting the decision.
Squeezing Water from Wine: Constellation Brands Takes on the Drought
Nov 22, 2016
In the face of California’s ongoing drought, Clos du Bois - owned by Constellation Brands, a Connect the Drops signatory - has taken strong steps over the last few years to reduce the amount of water it takes to produce and bottle its premier wines.
Marrakech climate talks show there is no turning back on clean energy transition
Nov 22, 2016
As the tremendous economic and social costs of climate change continue to mount, and as the window of opportunity for stabilizing the climate shrinks fast, talks among country delegations, cities, states, companies, investors, labor leaders and civil society took on a renewed sense of urgency in accelerating forward.
Investors update guidance to strengthen engagement on climate risk with oil and gas companies
Nov 22, 2016
In a move designed to ensure oil and gas majors do far more to address the climate change challenge, global investors from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia have today published an updated second edition of their guide setting out the challenges facing the sector and investor expectations for how oil and gas companies must act to adapt their business strategies to a 2°C climate change pathway.
Leading Investors Press Meat Producers to Tackle Water Pollution Risks
Nov 21, 2016
As Thanksgiving nears, 45 leading institutional investors collectively managing over $1 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation’s largest producers of turkey and other meats to address the significant water pollution risks associated with feeding, slaughtering and processing livestock.
Global Food and Beverage Executives Call for Action on Climate and Food Security at COP22
Nov 17, 2016
As world leaders met at COP22 in Marrakesh today, officials from Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Danone, Fetzer Vineyards, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Mars Incorporated, New Belgium Brewing Company, Stonyfield, and Unilever released a statement reiterating their strong support for the Paris Climate Agreement and highlighting the critical role agriculture will play in addressing climate change.