Sign Up
 
You are here: Home Ceres News Feed
Document Actions
  • Print this
  • Email this page

Ceres News Feed

SEC Issues Ground-Breaking Guidance Requiring Corporate Disclosure of Material Climate Change Risks and Opportunities
Jan 27, 2010
January 27, 2010 – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today issued new interpretive guidance that clarifies what publicly-traded companies need to disclose to investors in terms of climate-related ‘material’ effects on business operations, whether from new emissions management policies, the physical impacts of changing weather or business opportunities associated with the growing clean energy economy.
More Than 80 U.S. Companies Call on President Obama & Congress To Enact Comprehensive Climate and Energy Legislation
Jan 21, 2010
January 21, 2010 – More than 80 leading CEOs from U.S. businesses, including Exelon, Virgin America, NRG Energy, eBay and PG&E, sent a letter to President Obama and members of Congress today calling on them to move quickly to enact comprehensive climate and energy legislation that will create jobs and enhance U.S. competitiveness.
Leading U.S. Companies Offer Praise for Climate Change Agreement in Copenhagen
Dec 18, 2009
December 18, 2009 – Leading U.S. companies who came to Copenhagen to push for a strong climate deal were encouraged by the agreement announced by President Obama, although it falls short of the binding international treaty they are seeking to ensure a level playing field for companies competing globally in the emerging low-carbon economy.
Finalists Chosen for Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Reporting Awards
Dec 17, 2009
Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) today announced the shortlist of candidate reports for the Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Reporting Awards for 2009. Of the 92 sustainability reports received, 14 were selected for further consideration by the judges’ panel that meets next month. The final winners will be announced at the Ceres Annual Conference at the Boston Seaport Hotel on May 5-6th.
U.S. Businesses Praise Today’s Announcement by Secretary Clinton, Following on Heels of Their Call on President Obama to Achieve a Global Climate Deal
Dec 17, 2009
December 17, 2009 – Leading U.S. businesses praised U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement today that “the United States is prepared to work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries.”
It's All About the Money in Copenhagen
Dec 17, 2009
It's all about the money these last days in the Danish capital and one key question is being asked: How on earth do you build and finance a robust and credible global carbon market? On buses, in hallways, in long lines outside the Bella Center, participants are all talking about the explosion in financing and carbon trading that is needed to dramatically reduce the pollution causing climate change.
Leading U.S. Businesses Call on President Obama to Achieve a Global Climate Deal
Dec 15, 2009
December 15, 2009 – More than two-dozen major U.S. businesses, including Dow Chemical, Microsoft, Nike, Duke Energy and PG&E, sent a letter to President Obama today encouraging him to secure a strong climate change agreement with significant emissions reduction targets and substantial new financing commitments from developed countries, including the United States.
BICEP Companies and Major U.S. Utilities Call on Senate for Leadership and Swift Action on Climate & Energy
Dec 04, 2009
December 4, 2009 – As world leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen to strike a global deal on climate change, member companies of Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), along with seven major power companies, expressed concern today about the delay in passing U.S. climate and energy legislation and applauded ongoing efforts by Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman to create a new bipartisan bill.
Major Investors Call for SEC to Require Disclosure of Companies’ Climate Risks and Opportunities
Nov 23, 2009
November 23, 2009 – The petition submitted to the SEC asks for the SEC to provide interpretive guidance outlining climate-related 'material risks' - such as new regulations, physical impacts, new economic and business opportunities and other climate-related trends - that companies should be disclosing to investors.
Ben and Jerry’s, Eileen Fisher and Stonyfield Farm Join BICEP Coalition
Nov 18, 2009
November 18, 2009 – The new members were announced as the U.S. Senate considers a comprehensive climate and energy legislation and as world leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen next month to negotiate a new international agreement on climate change.
Ceres Applauds SEC Decision Allowing Financial Risks in Environmental and Social Resolutions
Oct 27, 2009
October 28, 2009 – Ceres president Mindy Lubber praises the Securities and Exchange Commission for its decision yesterday to allow shareholder resolutions seeking information from companies on the financial risks they face from social and environmental issues including climate change.
Experts To Testify that New Fuel Economy Standards Will Benefit Consumers, Carmakers, Autoworkers
Oct 20, 2009
October 20, 2009 – At public hearings in Detroit tomorrow Oct. 21st and New York City this Friday, the authors of a new report on proposed automobile fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emission standards will testify that the standards will be good for U.S. automakers as well as the environment.
Coalitions of Investors and Environmental Groups Call on Ontario Securities Commission to Improve Climate Risk Disclosure
Oct 14, 2009
October 14, 2009 – Using survey results to bolster their request, Canadian and U.S. networks of investors and environmental groups, and climate change lawyers, have asked the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to address poor rates of climate risk disclosure in securities filings.
Business Coalitions Form to Back Climate Change Bill
Oct 06, 2009
A delegation of more than 150 businesses supporting the bill, which is sponsored by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., arrived in Washington yesterday and will flood senators' offices today to urge movement on climate change legislation.
More Than 150 Companies From 30 Plus States To Support Comprehensive Energy & Climate Legislation
Oct 05, 2009
October 5, 2009 – In one of the most diverse business gatherings of its kind in support of climate legislation, the group will come to the Nation’s Capitol on October 6th and 7th, to advocate for comprehensive climate and energy policies to create more than 1.7 million new jobs, cut carbon pollution, restore America’s competitiveness and provide for our economic and national security.
Ceres, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Water Asset Management Join Forces to Assess the Impact of Water Scarcity on Municipal Bond Investments
Sep 24, 2009
September 24, 2009 – Amid growing concerns about water scarcity and climate change, Ceres announced a new collaboration today with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC) and Water Asset Management LLC to drive sustainable investment in water-intensive sectors and the development of a resilient water infrastructure.
First-Ever Survey Shows Emerging Market Banks Growing Interest in Climate Change
Sep 17, 2009
September 17, 2009 – Amid growing pressure on developing countries to join an international climate treaty later this year, a new Ceres report released today shows that emerging market banks are beginning to integrate climate change considerations into lending and other business decision-making, but that significantly more attention is needed.
Call for Submissions: Ceres-ACCA 2009 Sustainability Reporting Awards
Sep 10, 2009
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Ceres, a US coalition of environmental and investor groups, today called for submissions to the ninth-annual Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting.
The Co-operators Becomes First Insurance Company to Join Ceres
Aug 25, 2009
Citing the company’s five-year track record on sustainability reporting and commitments to addressing climate change, the Ceres Board of Directors today announced it has approved The Co-operators as the newest member of Ceres’ corporate network. The Co-operators is the first insurance company among more than 80 member companies that comprise the Ceres network. A leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations, Ceres works with companies to address a variety of sustainability challenges, including global climate change.
Ceres, BICEP Praise House Passage of Landmark Climate and Energy Bill
Jun 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 – The Ceres coalition of investors, environmentalists and public interest groups and BICEP – Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy – issued a joint statement on today’s U.S. House passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES).