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New SEC Search Tool Shines Light on What Fossil Fuel Companies are Saying About Growing Carbon Asset Risks
Jan 12, 2016
Wondering what oil companies are telling investors about growing pressures to reduce carbon pollution and what that means for their long-term oil exploration projects and overall business strategies? Ceres and CookESG Research now have a way to get the answer: a new web tool for accessing carbon asset risk disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
As Exxon Faces Investigation, Investors Renew Pressure for Stronger Climate Stance
Jan 12, 2016
Against the backdrop of the historic Paris climate treaty last month and in the face of mounting calls for sweeping investigations of the company, ExxonMobil investors have filed a series of shareholder resolutions seeking to reform the company's climate change policy.
Shareholders’ Bids for Action on Methane Emissions Climbing
Jan 11, 2016
At least 21 U.S. oil and gas companies already face shareholder resolutions on environmental and social policies this year as investors raise concerns about how businesses are tackling climate change and pollution.
An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet
Jan 05, 2016
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to do your part against climate change, keep reading. Now you can — with your investments.
Turning Paris climate agreement’s bold ambition into reality
Dec 30, 2015
There’s been barely enough time for the ink to dry on the Paris climate deal — but we must begin charting a path forward if we’re going to meet COP21’s bold ambition in the years ahead. Around the world, policy makers, companies, and investors are demonstrating that they agree: There is no time to waste.
After Paris: Ignoring 2 Degree Planning Is No Longer An Option
Dec 24, 2015
The Paris Agreement increases carbon risk for fossil fuel companies. After Paris, companies that stress test capital expenditures for a 2 degree or 1.5 degree future will have the competitive edge. The impacts of the oil price downturn illustrate how unprepared most fossil fuel companies are to manage the risks of the energy transition.
Financial leaders gather to seize opportunities presented by global climate deal
Dec 18, 2015
On January 27, hundreds of financial leaders from around the world will gather at the United Nations to discuss the impacts of COP21 and the types of capital flows necessary and increasingly available to meet global climate and investment goals.
Here's How To Get Investors To Save The Planet
Dec 17, 2015
World leaders should tax carbon emissions if they want institutional investors to commit their assets toward clean energy projects, according to a top environmental adviser to U.S. money managers.
The Paris Deal Could Mean The Redemption Of Big Business
Dec 14, 2015
Business leaders helped usher in the climate deal. Now can they keep it -- and themselves -- on track?
Big Oil, Make Way for Big Solar. The Winners and Losers in Paris
Dec 14, 2015
Saving the world isn’t going to be cheap. If you sell oil, coal or old-fashioned cars, that threatens disaster. For makers of stuff like solar panels, high-tech home insulation, and efficient lighting, it’s a potential miracle.
A Signal to Industry to Go Green in an Era of Carbon Reduction
Dec 14, 2015
With the ink barely dry on a landmark climate accord, nations now face an even more daunting challenge: how to get their industries to go along.
Five New Companies Join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Water Campaign in California
Dec 14, 2015
Ceres announces today at a Skytop Symposium on Water and Long-Term Value, at Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters, that Clif Bar, Genentech, Fetzer Vineyards, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware have joined its Connect the Drops Campaign to support resilient water solutions at a time of unprecedented drought in California.
Ceres and its Business Partners Applaud Historic International Climate Agreement in Paris
Dec 12, 2015
Ceres president Mindy Lubber joined a half-dozen top U.S. investors and business executives today in praising the final international climate change agreement announced tonight in Paris.
Ceres President Applauds Historic International Climate Agreement in Paris
Dec 12, 2015
Ceres president Mindy Lubber issued a statement heralding the final international climate agreement announced in Paris.
Signal and Noise at the Paris Climate Summit
Dec 11, 2015
In the past ten days, at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, in Paris, the word “signal” has become a kind of meme. It began with President Barack Obama’s introductory address, last week. “Let’s show businesses and investors that the global economy is on a firm path toward a low-carbon future,” Obama said. “There are hundreds of billions of dollars ready to deploy to countries around the world if they get the signal that we mean business this time. Let’s send that signal.”
Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post-Paris Step
Dec 10, 2015
The ongoing international climate negotiations here are an intricate ecosystem of policy wonks, finance ministers and world leaders trying to create one seamless tapestry called a low-carbon future.
Prying Open the Financial Risks of Climate Change
Dec 10, 2015
A European and an American walk into their local bank. Each has a savings account. The banks have the same antiseptic feel, their cash machines make the same robotic moves. There is one fundamental difference between the two, however—how they account for the vulnerability of their assets to climate change,
Accelerating Transition to Clean Power
Dec 09, 2015
EPA's closely watched Clean Power Plan rules are key to 'unprecedented' pace of change in U.S. electric power industry. But the rub: Will significant increases in customers' monthly fixed charges impede the transition?
Morocco and California Lead the Way in Replacing Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Dec 08, 2015
California and Morocco are starkly different places, but not when it comes to energy. Both are charting radical paths to replace fossil fuels with clean energy—and they’re pulling it off.
In Paris, polluters in focus as investors avoid climate risk
Dec 07, 2015
So far, the most visible investor impact of climate change is divestment. But a bigger, quieter shift has started, to low carbon, and “climate aware” polluters.