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Outdoor Industries: Feeling the Heat from Climate Change
Jul 01, 2010
Outdoor pursuits will be among the first activities widely altered by climate change, and many of the $750 billion outdoor industry's largest companies are getting vocal about it.
Mutual Funds Boosting Focus on Climate Change When Voting Their Proxies, New Report Finds
Jun 16, 2010
June 16, 2010 – The financial world increasingly understands that climate change will have far-reaching business impacts on a wide array of industries. And that’s translating into ever-growing support by many of the nation’s largest mutual funds in favor of climate-related shareholder resolutions filed with U.S. companies. That’s the finding of this year’s fifth annual Ceres analysis of mutual fund votes by 46 leading mutual fund families collectively managing more than $5 trillion in assets.
BICEP Coalition Letter Urges Senators to Oppose S.J Res. 26
Jun 09, 2010
June 9, 2010 – Ceres president Mindy Lubber's letter on behalf of the companies in BICEP, expressing deep concerns about Senate consideration of S.J.Res 26, a resolution to enjoin EPA from taking any action on regulating carbon.
Outdoor Industry Association Joins BICEP Business Coalition Advocating Strong Energy, Climate Policy
Jun 03, 2010
June 3, 2010 – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), which represents many of the largest outdoor recreation companies in the nation’s $730 billion outdoor recreation economy, announced it is joining Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of major American businesses pushing for passage of comprehensive climate and energy legislation in the U.S.
BICEP Statement on Discussion Draft of U.S. Senate's "American Power Act" Energy and Climate Legislation
May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010 – BICEP companies applaud Senators Kerry and Lieberman -- along with Senator Graham who contributed so much to shaping this bill -- for moving the Senate so far toward vital climate and energy legislation. It's a significant step forward and contains several key elements in BICEP's core principles, including major limits on greenhouse gas emissions and crucial initiatives to increase renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Forging the Roadmap to Sustainability: 2010 Joan Bavaria Awards Go to Tim Smith and Center for Political Accountability
May 05, 2010
Investment advocate Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management in Boston and the Center for Public Accountability in Washington D.C. were honored last night by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management as this year’s winners of the third annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made at the opening reception of the Ceres annual conference, which runs today and tomorrow, May 5-6, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
The Timberland Company Wins Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Best Sustainability Reporting
May 05, 2010
At the annual Ceres Conference, Jeff Swartz of The Timberland Company accepted the top award for the best corporate sustainability report as part of the international competition organized by Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The winners, selected from nearly 100 nominations, also included Ford Motor Company and Seventh Generation.
Nationwide Discount Retailer Target Joins BICEP Business Coalition Advocating Strong Energy and Climate Policy
May 05, 2010
May 5, 2010 – Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of major American businesses that has been pushing hard over the past 18 months for passage of comprehensive energy independence and climate legislation in the U.S., announced today that Target Corporation has joined the coalition.
Storms, Science, and Climate Change
Apr 16, 2010
Mindy Lubber of Ceres provides a guest view on the weather events around the SouthCoast and New England, touching on how we need a new path after the economic shocks of recent years for our families, our country and our planet.
Compensation and Sustainability
Apr 14, 2010
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about addressing sustainability issues, innovative compensation schemes and the demand for new business models in the 21st Century Corporation.
Business as the engine for social change
Apr 13, 2010
The world can no longer afford business as usual. Our global economy faces unprecedented challenges, whether from climate change, ever-increasing food and water shortages, surging populations, or myopic financial markets obsessed with short-term gains and growth at all costs.
Investors Globally Call for Greater Transparency on Climate Change Exposure from Oil and Gas Companies
Mar 18, 2010
March 18, 2010 - Institutional investors released new climate disclosure guidelines for the oil and gas sector today and called on companies to strengthen their reporting on the risks and opportunities from climate change and evolving regulation.
Business Leaders From Around the Country Arrive in D.C. to Urge Swift Action
Mar 10, 2010
March 10, 2010 – Clean energy and Fortune 500 executives arrived in Washington D.C. for the fifth and final leg of "Race for American Jobs: Clean Energy Leadership", a coast-to-coast virtual race to drive home the economic and job-creation benefits of national climate and energy legislation.
New Hampshire Business Leaders United With Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in Nationwide ‘Race’ for American Jobs and Innovation
Mar 09, 2010
March 9, 2010 – As Senator Judd Gregg met with President Obama today to discuss national energy and climate legislation, executives from consumer and clean energy businesses rallied at the University of New Hampshire’s Manchester campus here to express their support for such legislation for its potential to create jobs and protect American competitiveness. The event was the fourth leg of the Race for American Jobs & Clean Energy Leadership, a national “race” to drive home the economic benefits of strong national climate and energy policies.
Ohio Business Leaders Unite at OSU to Drive Home Message of Economic Benefits From Strong Energy/Climate Legislation
Mar 02, 2010
March 2, 2010 – Members of the business community from across Ohio gathered today at Ohio State University’s Gateway Film Center to call on Congress for action on comprehensive energy and climate legislation. Major Ohio employers and job creators joined with entrepreneurs from the clean energy sector for a rally and discussion panel as part of the coast-to-coast “Race for American Jobs & Clean Energy Leadership” campaign.
BICEP Statement: U.S. Business Wants Action Now on Strong Energy and Climate Legislation
Feb 24, 2010
February 24, 2010 – As the U.S. Senate considers a final push on climate legislation, BICEP – Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy – released a statement today urging Congress to move quickly to enact strong climate and energy legislation.
Best Buy Joins BICEP Coalition Advocating for Strong Climate and Energy Policy in the United States
Feb 24, 2010
February 24, 2010 – Best Buy, a U.S.-based global retailer of consumer electronics, has joined Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of major consumer companies advocating for strong U.S. climate and energy policy.
Clean Energy, Ski Industry, Green Job Leaders Join Forces in Nationwide 'Race' for American Jobs and Innovation
Feb 24, 2010
February 24, 2010 – Clean energy and skiing industry executives joined veteran leaders and green building advocates at the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Center today for the second leg of Race for American Jobs & Clean Energy Leadership, a coast-to-coast virtual race to drive home the economic benefit of national climate and energy legislation.
Nike, Starbucks, and Clean Energy Companies Join Forces to Launch Nationwide "Race for American Jobs" and Innovation
Feb 16, 2010
February 16, 2010 – Dozens of company executives joined union leaders, youth organizations and Congressman Earl Blumenauer at Nike Headquarters today to kickoff the Race for American Jobs & Clean Energy Leadership, a coast-to-coast virtual race to drive home the economic benefits of national climate and energy legislation.
New Report: Largest Companies Fall Short in Managing, Disclosing Water Scarcity Risks
Feb 11, 2010
February 11, 2010 – Despite growing water-scarcity risks in many parts of the world, the vast majority of leading companies in water-intensive industries have weak management and disclosure of water-related risks and opportunities, according to a first-ever report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition, the financial services firm UBS and financial data provider Bloomberg.