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Global Investor Survey on Climate Change 2013
Aug 05, 2013
The results of this third global survey of climate-related investment practices, summarized in this report, are consistent with last year’s results: while members of the investor networks surveyed continue to show a strong commitment to addressing climate change in their investment activities, translating that commitment into investment decisions that reduce climate risks to portfolios and leverage climate-related investment opportunities remains a challenge. Leading investors continue to advance their climate-related investment practices, and are prepared to do significantly more with the appropriate policy signals.
Exclusive: Bakken flaring burns more than $100 million a month
Jul 29, 2013
Oil drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields are allowing nearly a third of the natural gas they drill to burn off into the air, with a value of more than $100 million per month, according to a study to be released on Monday.
Flaring Up: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years
Jul 29, 2013
The tremendous growth of unconventional oil production in North Dakota has also led to a rapid rise in the production of associated natural gas. However, state authorities report that a large percentage of this gas does not ultimately go to market. Nearly 30 percent of North Dakota gas is currently being burned off, or flared, each month as a byproduct of oil production.
New Report: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years
Jul 29, 2013
The tremendous growth of unconventional oil production in North Dakota has also led to a rapid rise in the production of associated natural gas and natural gas liquids. A new Ceres report reveals that large and growing volumes of this gas are being burned off rather than sold, creating significant economic and environmental impacts.
110 Shareholder Resolutions Related to Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Use Yield Strong Results During 2013 Proxy Season
Jul 26, 2013
Investors achieved noteworthy victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on hydraulic fracturing, flaring, fossil fuel reserve risks and other climate – and sustainability – related risks and opportunities.
Business Leaders Continue Call to Action on U.S. Climate Policy by Signing the Climate Declaration
Jul 10, 2013
Two weeks after President Obama announced plans to address climate change in a major speech, large American businesses are continuing to express their support for U.S. policy action on climate change.
Insurance Coverage Crossroads: The Insurance Industry Appears Largely Unprepared to Weather Risks of Climate Change
Jul 08, 2013
Data is now confirming that warming of the atmosphere and oceans is playing a direct role in the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events. According to a recent report by Ceres, many insurers are unprepared to weather these changes.
Patagonia and New Chapter Join BICEP to Partner in Climate and Clean Energy Advocacy
Jul 02, 2013
BICEP today announced that outdoor apparel company Patagonia and dietary supplement provider New Chapter have joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.
Regulations Helping Build California Clean Fuels Market
Jul 01, 2013
A new report, produced by Ceres and a coalition of industry partners, highlights just how rapidly California companies are developing diverse new, low-carbon fuel options to meet LCFS requirements.
Investors: Extend Oil, Gas, and Real Estate Benefits to Clean Energy to Unlock Investment
Jul 01, 2013
Less than a week after President Obama unveiled an ambitious climate change action plan, major U.S. investors are encouraging policymakers to extend benefits available to oil, gas and real estate projects to spur investment in renewable energy developments.
The End of Cheap Water?
Jul 01, 2013
The costs of rebuilding our nation’s water infrastructure are jaw dropping: estimates range from $300 billion to $1 trillion needed over the next 30 years.
CEOs and Businesses Respond to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
Jun 27, 2013
Two days after President Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to address the threat of climate change, more than 50 companies have offered their support for the President’s national climate change strategy, including statements from several CEOs.
Ceres urges institutional investors to promote sustainability
Jun 27, 2013
Pension funds and other asset owners, along with their money managers, need to transform their investment process to promote sustainability in the economy.
The 21st Century Investor: Ceres Blueprint for Sustainable Investing
Jun 26, 2013
Unprecedented risks to the global economy make this a challenging time for the 21st century investor—institutional asset owners and their investment managers—most of which have multi-generational obligations to beneficiaries. Climate change, resource scarcity, population growth, energy demand, ensuring the human rights of workers across global supply chains, and access to fresh water are some of the major issues challenging our ability to build a sustainable economy, one that meets the needs of people today without compromising the needs of future generations.
New Ceres Blueprint Outlines Action Steps for Major Investors on Sustainable Investing
Jun 26, 2013
Institutional investors and their investment managers must integrate the financial risks from climate change, resource scarcity, supply chain failures and tighter water supplies into their investment practices if they are to be successful in the 21st century.
A Climate Plan For The 21st Century Economy
Jun 25, 2013
Many firms have responded to the new climate paradigm by limiting their impact. But without a national strategy on climate change, even these efforts aren’t enough to address the underlying cause of a changing climate.
Wide-Ranging Businesses Support President Obama’s Climate Plan
Jun 25, 2013
A broad range of businesses and investors from across the country are offering strong support for President Obama’s climate plan. The businesses are all signatories of the Climate Declaration, a statement calling on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunities of addressing climate change.
Why Drivers Should Care About Sulfur Pollution
Jun 20, 2013
Most Americans pulling into gas stations are focused on the pump price, not the fuel's content. However, sulfur content and its impact on vehicle emissions and public health is worth their consideration.
$20 trillion Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change meeting in Hong Kong puts the spotlight on Asia’s contribution to climate change and on climate solutions
Jun 20, 2013
Investors from over 20 emerging and developed economies gathered for the first time last week to consider the risks and opportunities arising from climate change, and to develop further their collective efforts.
350+ Small Businesses Sign Climate Declaration in Call for U.S. Climate Change Policy
Jun 20, 2013
A total of 364 American small businesses from 47 states and the District of Columbia have signed the Climate Declaration, a statement calling on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunities of addressing climate change.