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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.
More U.S. insurance companies are preparing for climate change, but many still turning a blind eye
Oct 20, 2016
As much of the Southeast U.S. is cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew, the country’s 13th billion-dollar weather disaster this year, a new Ceres report ranks the nation’s largest insurance companies on their responses to escalating climate risks, including severe weather events.
A Trickle of Hope: Bringing Clean Water to Ghana’s Poorest
Oct 18, 2016
Access to safe drinking water is a colossal challenge globally and no place more than in Sub-Saharan Africa. Among the many problem areas is northern Ghana, a remote savannah dotted with small villages, tin-roofed mud huts and 800,000 people who drink bacteria-laden water. Most of the villages get their water from murky-brown surface water sources known as dugouts.
Living in a Material World
Oct 17, 2016
Sustainability is a broad term, and not every environmental or social issue belongs on the board agenda. But when an environmental or social issue has the potential to affect corporate revenue and earnings in the short and long term, sustainability absolutely should be on the table.
Rethinking ‘Infrastructure’ to Protect California’s Water Future
Oct 17, 2016
The California Water Commission’s draft regulations for water storage projects is nearly complete but it looks like the commission may miss an important opportunity to allow groundwater basins to play a role in water resilience, writes Kirsten James of Ceres.
Q&A With Monika Freyman: 'This Market Will Continue To Evolve Quickly'
Oct 14, 2016
Ceres is launching a new Q&A series as part of its Clean Trillion campaign aimed at elevating clean energy investments globally by an additional $1 trillion a year in order to minimize damaging climate change impacts. The series will focus on investment thought leaders who are paving the way in this fast-growing space. Today’s interview is with Monika Freyman, director of Investor Initiatives, Ceres’ Water Program about the launch of a new ‘green’ standard for water bonds.
Climate Standards Board Approves New Standard for Climate-Resilient Water Bonds
Oct 14, 2016
The Climate Standards Board has approved a new standard for climate-resilient water bonds, providing investors with a verifiable, science-based screening process to evaluate bond investments earmarked for financing sustainable water-based infrastructure projects.
Global investors launch guide to drive engagement on climate risk with the automotive sector
Oct 11, 2016
Less than a week after the UN confirmed the Paris Agreement would come into effect on 04 November this year, a global network of more than 250 institutional investors (representing assets worth over $24 Trn) has published a guide setting out the threats facing the automotive sector and investor expectations for how these companies must shift gear to adapt their business strategies to address climate related risk and build a sustainable low carbon transport system for the future.