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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.
How Big Food Companies Are Committing to Sustainable Water
Nov 16, 2016
The AgWater Challenge, a project of Ceres and the World Wildlife Fund, is helping food companies become leaders on water sustainability, writes Ceres’ Kirsten James.
365 Businesses and Investors Call On U.S. Leaders to Support Paris Climate Agreement
Nov 16, 2016
More than 365 businesses and investors, from more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms to small, family-owned businesses across more than 35 states, sent a strong message today to President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump, and other elected U.S. and global leaders, reaffirming their support for the historic Paris Climate Agreement and the need to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy at home and around the world.
Businesses Renew Their Call to Increase Clean Energy Standards in Michigan
Nov 14, 2016
Last week, while many were focused on the election, the Michigan Senate passed an energy package that has the potential to move clean energy forward in the state.
Ceres and the PRI Join Forces to Tackle Tropical Deforestation
Nov 11, 2016
Through a new, joint investor group, the two organizations will support global institutional investors pressing food and timber companies to eliminate deforestation and other related concerns, including forced labor and land rights disputes from their supply chains.
It's All About Building A Clean Energy Economy
Nov 10, 2016
While this week’s U.S. election is creating legitimate distress, we should refrain from thinking it will completely thwart climate action and the clean energy economy in the U.S. and around the world.
NRG Energy Joins Ceres Company Network
Nov 10, 2016
Ceres membership will bring to NRG a vast network of resources as the company continues to improve its social and environmental disclosure and performance and engages with investors and environmental and civil society groups.
Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber on the 2016 U.S. Election
Nov 09, 2016
The stunning U.S. election results are in, but we should refrain from thinking they will completely thwart climate action and the clean energy economy in the U.S. and around the world.
Major Companies Are The Engines of Climate Progress
Nov 03, 2016
As we approach the next round of climate talks in Morocco, one question looms large; having reached a milestone agreement in Paris, and having surpassed the thresholds necessary for that agreement to enter into force, will the business community respond with decisive on-the-ground action to realize a low-carbon future?
Seven Key Actions in Steering the Oil and Gas Sector to a Low-Carbon Future
Nov 02, 2016
Achieving the agreement’s target of limiting global average temperature rise to well below two-degrees requires nothing less than a transformation of our energy systems, markets and industry towards low-carbon energy and away from high-carbon fossil fuels. With that in mind, it is encouraging to see how much has changed – especially in the massive oil and gas sector – in the last year.
Cutting the Carbon Cord: A Tale Of Two Utilities
Oct 31, 2016
On the cusp of official “entry into force” of the groundbreaking Paris Agreement on climate change, it’s a great time to take a look at how the United States is positioned to drive the Agreement’s objectives forward.
Iconic Businesses Call for Swift Action on Clean Power Plan in Pennsylvania
Oct 27, 2016
Last week, major companies, including Philadelphia-based IKEA North America, the Adidas Group, Eileen Fisher, JLL, and Nestlé USA, sent letters to state lawmakers urging Pennsylvania to submit a timely strategy outlining how it will implement the Clean Power Plan.
Ohio businesses to lawmakers: Strengthen standards for renewable energy and efficiency
Oct 25, 2016
Nine businesses that collectively employ more than 25,000 people in Ohio are urging state lawmakers to reinstate and strengthen Ohio’s standards on energy efficiency and renewables.
Major Food Companies to Tackle Water Risks In Their Global Supply Chains
Oct 24, 2016
As climate change, population growth and water pollution increase pressure on freshwater resources, seven global food and beverage companies today announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.