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Nike & Hewlett-Packard Win Ceres-ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards
Apr 05, 2006
Nike Inc. and Hewlett-Packard received the top sustainability reporting awards today in an international competition hosted by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The winners, selected from a record 87 nominations, also included Seventh Generation in Burlington, VT, Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario and Gap, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. The five winners were announced at the Ceres annual conference today at the Oakland Marriott.
Investors and Consumers Urge Fidelity, Vanguard and American Funds to Take Action on Global Climate Change
Mar 29, 2006
March 29, 2006 – More than 38,000 investors and consumers today called on the nation's three largest mutual fund companies - including Boston-based Fidelity - to focus their attention on the financial implications of global warming. The three mutual fund families collectively manage more than $1 trillion in assets.
BP Receives Top Score in First-Ever Ranking of 100 Global Companies on Climate Change Strategies
Mar 21, 2006
After years of inaction, a growing number of leading U.S. companies are confronting the business challenges from global warming, recognizing that greenhouse gas limits are inevitable and that they cannot risk falling behind their international competitors in developing climate-friendly technologies. Some U.S. companies, such as General Electric, are catching up and joining Cinergy and Alcoa in leading their industries. But many others are still largely ignoring the climate issue with 'business as usual' strategies that may be putting their companies and shareholders at risk.
2006 Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection
Mar 20, 2006
March 2006 - The 2006 Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection report includes a 30-page summary report comprised of the executive summary, the climate governance scoring criteria, the 100 company scores and sector-specific findings. The report also includes 2- to 3-page profiles on each of the companies evaluated.
Ceres Releases Corporate Toolkit for Managing Climate Change
Jan 20, 2006
January 20, 2006 – Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk have published a 24-page "toolkit" to help companies address the strategic and financial challenges associated with global climate change.
Managing the Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change: A Practical Toolkit for Corporate Leaders
Jan 06, 2006
January 2006 - Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk have published a new toolkit to help corporate leaders and directors address the strategic and financial challenges associated with global climate change.
Unexamined Risk: How Mutual Funds Vote on Climate Change Shareholder Resolutions
Jan 06, 2006
January 2006 - The new Ceres report shows that top 100 mutual funds in U.S. did not support any climate change shareholder resolutions at 2005 corporate annual meetings.
Availability and Affordability of Insurance Under Climate Change: A Growing Challenge for the U.S.
Dec 06, 2005
December 2005 - This Ceres report focuses on the growing risks that U.S. insurers, government and consumers face from climate change. The report, which includes specific recommendations for addressing this growing insurance challenge, was published in advance of an upcoming meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners at which time the NAIC will be examining the implications of climate change on the industry.
Institutional Investors Urge Insurance Companies to Boost Response to Financial Risks and Opportunities from Climate Change
Dec 01, 2005
December 1, 2005 – Citing the enormous risks that insurance companies face from escalating losses caused by extreme weather events and the financial risks and opportunities associated with climate change, 20 leading U.S. investors urged 30 of the largest publicly-held insurance companies in North America to disclose their financial exposure from climate change and steps they are taking to reduce those financial impacts.
Ceres Annual Report: 2004 and Beyond
Nov 06, 2005
November 2005 - The 2004 and Beyond report outlines Ceres' extraordinary achievements the past 18 months, ranging from the kickoff of our innovative stakeholder teams for companies, to the growing participation in sustainability reporting, to the remarkable success of our second Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations.
Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk - Final Report
Oct 20, 2005
October 2005 - This report includes proceedings of the May 10, 2005 climate risk summit at the United Nations. More than 400 institutional investors, fund managers, financial professionals, and other experts from fifteen countries discussed how investors are maximizing opportunities and minimizing financial risks associated with climate change.
Ceres and ACCA Seek Nominations for 2005 North American Sustainability Reporting Awards
Sep 25, 2005
Ceres, a U.S-based coalition of investor and environmental groups, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Canada, are seeking submissions for the 2005 Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting.
Carbonfund & Ceres Launch Carbon Offset Program
Sep 19, 2005
September 19, 2005 – Carbonfund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the threat of climate change, and Ceres, a national network of investment funds, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working to advance environmental stewardship on the part of businesses, have launched a joint carbon offset program.
New Ceres Report Warns of Rising Threat to U.S. Insurers and their Customers from Climate Change
Sep 08, 2005
September 8, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina is a most poignant reminder that U.S. insurers, government and consumers are at enormous risk from escalating losses from hurricanes and other weather-related events. Unless insurers and their regulators take steps to address this growing challenge, particularly in an era of escalating climate change impacts, companies, governments and the public will suffer even greater financial losses in the future, according to a new report released today by the Ceres investor coalition.
Framing Climate Risk in Portfolio Management
Jun 06, 2005
June 2005 - This report by Ceres and the World Resources Institute is designed to help investors analyze business risks and regulatory uncertainties associated with global climate change.
2005 Investor Summit on Climate Risk – Final Report
May 10, 2005
More than 400 institutional investors, fund managers, financial advisors, and other experts from fifteen countries and four continents gathered at the United Nations on May 10, 2005 for the 2005 Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk. The participants engaged in peer-to-peer discussions with leading scientists, investors, and business leaders on how investors can minimize climate risk and maximize opportunities, especially from new clean energy technologies.
Investor Progress Report: Results Achieved Since the 2003 Institutional Summit on Climate Risk
May 06, 2005
May 2005 - This report assesses progress investors have made on the 2003 Investor Call to Action on Climate Risk that was announced in November 2003. The report, released at the Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the UN in May 2005, shows that investors met or exceeded their objectives in six of the 10 priority areas.
2005 Call for Action: Managing Climate Risk and Capturing the Opportunities
May 06, 2005
May 2005 - This Call to Action was released at the May 2005 Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations. Two-dozen institutional investors, recognizing that climate risk poses significant risks and opportunities for investors and our economy, pledged to move forward to implement 10 steps in the Call to Action.
Ceres 2002-2003 Sustainability Report
May 06, 2005
May 2005 - Sustainability reporting can benefit all organizations and companies, regardless of their size or type of organization. This new report focuses on Ceres' 2002 and 2003 operations and impacts.
Hewlett-Packard And Gap Win Sustainability Reporting Awards
Apr 07, 2005
Hewlett-Packard and the Gap are among four U.S and Canadian companies that received sustainability reporting awards today in an international competition sponsored by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The award winners, selected from among 68 nominations, also included YSI Inc. in Yellow Springs, Ohio and the Vancity Credit Union in Vancouver, British Columbia.