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500 global investors to gather at United Nations Summit on Climate Change
Jan 13, 2014
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, more than 500 global financial leaders will gather at the United Nations to discuss the growing urgency of climate change and investor actions that are needed to mitigate escalating economic risks. The all-day gathering will include key players in the climate debate.
Green Bond Principles Created to Help Issuers and Investors Deploy Capital for Green Projects
Jan 13, 2014
A consortium of investment banks today announced their support of the Green Bond Principles – Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase, BNP Paribas, Daiwa, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, Morgan Stanley, Rabobank and SEB. These Principles were developed with guidance from issuers, investors and environmental groups and serve as voluntary guidelines on recommended process for the development and issuance of Green Bonds. They encourage transparency, disclosure and integrity in the development of the Green Bond market.
Green Bond Principles 2014: Voluntary Process Guidelines for Issuing Green Bonds
Jan 12, 2014
The Green Bond Principles (GBP) are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and disclosure and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market by clarifying the approach for issuance of a Green Bond.
International Effort Moves Forward to Develop Global Standard for Corporate Sustainability Ratings
Dec 18, 2013
The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) today announced the key set of core Principles it will use for accrediting sustainability ratings worldwide.
The Carbon Time Bomb in Your Retirement Account
Dec 10, 2013
Will climate change leave your investment portfolio stranded like a polar bear on melting ice floe? If your pension fund or 401(k) manager invests in fossil-fuel companies, it just might.
Ski Season Renews Calls for Federal Government to ‘Combat Climate Change’
Dec 10, 2013
With the ski season underway in the United States, a petition that was announced in May asking lawmakers to address “climate change” is again in the spotlight as climate change advocates launched a video campaign on social media last week.
Building Resilient Cities: From Risk Assessment to Redevelopment
Dec 05, 2013
This paper by urban strategist Jeb Brugmann is one of three documents arising from the “Building Climate Resilience in Cities” workshop series. It explains one of the core concepts developed through our workshop series. This new strategic planning framework, called a “Resilience Zone” is introduced and explored through a four-stage development process.
Building Climate Resilience in Cities: Priorities for Collaborative Action
Dec 05, 2013
This is one of three documents developed by insurance industry leaders and city stakeholders through the Building Climate Resilience in Cities workshop series convened by Ceres and ClimateWise in 2012 and 2013.
Facing More Extreme Weather, Insurers and Cities Forge New Path Toward Climate Resiliency
Dec 04, 2013
City leaders and urban planners now have a suite of new tools to better protect residents from extreme weather events like Typhoon Haiyan and Superstorm Sandy, thanks to three new resources released this month by Ceres, ClimateWise and other groups.
The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum
Nov 25, 2013
If the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same?
Investor Concerns About Fossil Fuels Are Growing
Nov 21, 2013
Even though a global climate deal is obviously unlikely at the UN talks in Warsaw, the fossil fuel industry’s iron-clad grip on the global economy appears to be loosening.
Investors demand oil, coal and power companies assess climate change risks
Nov 20, 2013
Regulatory, market and societal forces are changing the global landscape. Fossil fuel companies cannot expect business as usual for much longer
Michigan Energy Office, business leaders highlight economic opportunity created by state’s clean energy policies
Nov 20, 2013
Michigan-based wind supplier Ventower Industries and Boston Common Asset Management investor Steven Heim laid out the economic case for encouraging continued renewable energy development in Michigan.
From Greening Hotels to Supporting a Leading Sustainability NGO
Nov 19, 2013
Ceres harnesses the power of leading investors and mainstream companies to drive the sustainability agenda in groundbreaking ways. Ceres acts as both partner and advocate - yes, it's a fine line to walk but they have deftly treaded that narrow path with consistent success.
Oil's Future Draws Blood and Gore in Investment Portfolios
Nov 19, 2013
Oil and coal companies worth more than $7 trillion may be sinking billions of dollars today into projects that will never make sense to finish.
Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy
Nov 14, 2013
This report is designed to help companies inform and accelerate the policies most urgently needed to support a stable global economy. And it is designed to help businesses engage in national and international debates.
Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change
Nov 12, 2013
Ceres' unique voice highlights that environmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children - it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.
Levi's Wellthread stitches design together with worker well-being
Nov 11, 2013
Levi Strauss & Company’s new Eureka innovation lab in San Francisco on Wednesday unveiled Dockers Wellthread, a process that pushes the envelope on sustainable design.
Chubb and Travelers still grappling with climate change post Sandy
Nov 08, 2013
Hurricane Sandy was a wake-up call for cities everywhere about the risks of unprecedented storms.
Why is Europe failing to take the energy-water connection seriously?
Nov 04, 2013
Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy's water and energy needs.