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Ceres President Recognized as 'Leader of Change' by United Nations and Foundation for Social Change
Jan 28, 2011
Mindy S. Lubber, president of the non-profit group Ceres, was honored today by the United Nations and the Foundation for Social Change as one of the “World’s Top Leaders of Change” for her work in mobilizing leading companies to integrate environmental challenges into their core business strategies.
Ceres President Issues Statement at Annual Conference Condemning Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill; Calls for Policy Actions to Reduce Dependence on Oil and other Fossil Fuels
Jan 28, 2011
The following statement was issued this morning by Ceres president Mindy S. Lubber on the opening day of Ceres annual conference, "Roadmap for a Sustainable Future," May 5 and 6 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Ceres was launched in 1989 in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
The North Face Joins Ceres Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
Ceres, a leading network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges, announced today that The North Face, a leading outdoor apparel and gear company, has joined the Ceres Corporate network. Companies that join Ceres endeavor to make continuous strides in improving their sustainability performance and reporting practices, and engage with investors, environmental groups, and other stakeholders.
EMC Corporation Joins Ceres Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
Ceres, a leading network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges, announced today that EMC Corporation, a leader in information infrastructure solutions, has joined the Ceres’ Corporate network. Companies that join Ceres endeavor to make continuous strides in improving their sustainability performance and reporting practices, and engage with investors, environmental groups, and other stakeholders.
'Green Jobs for Florida' Delegation Travels to Copenhagen for World Climate Change Meeting
Jan 28, 2011
A diverse group of 25 Florida leaders being sponsored by Ceres announced they will travel to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as members of a Green Jobs for Florida delegation.
Canada's Oil Sands: More Questions Than Answers For Investors
Jan 28, 2011
Oil and gas companies spending billions of dollars per year to extract petroleum from Canada’s oil sands region are doing a poor job disclosing to investors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that could threaten the companies’ long-term financial performance.
Sodexo Joins Ceres Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
Sodexo, Inc., a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has been approved as a member of Ceres’ corporate network. Headquartered in Maryland, Sodexo North America is among more than 80 member companies that are part of the Ceres network of companies. Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations, works with companies to address a variety of sustainability challenges, including global climate change.
Dunkin’ Brands Joins Ceres Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
Citing the company’s increasing commitment to integrating sustainability efforts enterprise-wide, Ceres’ board of directors announced today it has approved Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, as the newest member to join the Ceres company network.
Shareholders Laud Hertz For Addressing Fleet Fuel Economy; Urge Avis Budget Group to Follow Suit at its Annual Meeting on June 12
Jan 28, 2011
Lauding Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) for its commitment to report to investors on its plans for improving the fuel economy of its fleet, shareholders called on Avis Budget Group (NYSE: CAR) to follow suit and develop a comprehensive greenhouse gas reduction plan for its rental car operations. Avis Budget faces a shareholder vote on the matter at its June 12 annual meeting in Wilmington, Delaware.
PepsiCo Joins Ceres Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, has been approved as a member of Ceres’ corporate network. As a Ceres member, PepsiCo will be among the more than 25 Fortune 500 companies that have joined Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
CalPERS CEO Anne Stausboll Elected Board Co-Chair of Ceres, the Nation’s Largest Coalition of Investors and Environmentalists
Jan 28, 2011
Ceres announced today that Anne Stausboll, Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s largest public pension fund, the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), was unanimously elected as co-chair of its board. Ceres President Mindy S. Lubber made the announcement before 500 corporate leaders, investors and environmentalists at the Ceres 2009 Conference, Achieving a Sustainable Global Economy at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Bloomberg L.P. Joins Ceres Company Network
Jan 28, 2011
Bloomberg L.P., a leading information-services and media company, has been approved as a Ceres network company by the Ceres Board of Directors, citing the company’s commitment to sustainability disclosure and setting goals to reduce its environmental impact. Bloomberg is the newest of more than 80 companies that have joined Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
Regulators Require Insurers to Disclose Climate Change Risks and Strategies
Jan 28, 2011
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today approved a groundbreaking mandatory requirement that insurance companies disclose to regulators and investors the financial risks they face from climate change, as well as actions the companies are taking to respond to those risks.
Levi Strauss & Co. Joins Ceres Network
Jan 28, 2011
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.), a leading global brand-name apparel marketer, has been approved as a Ceres network company by the Ceres Board of Directors, citing the company’s strong history of corporate citizenship, environmental progress, and support of strong climate and energy policy. LS&CO. is the newest of more than 80 companies that have joined Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
Ceres Announces Two New Board Members
Jan 28, 2011
Ceres is pleased to announce two new board members, Majora Carter, President of the Majora Carter Group, and Jack Ehnes, CEO, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
GREEN BIZ: 50 Green, Profitable Companies Reveal Their Strategies and Successes
Jan 28, 2011
Climate change, water scarcity and a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels — the world faces immense crises, and yet the solution to them all lies within our grasp. By rebuilding, repowering, and refueling the planet to create a sustainable, green economy, we can meet these 21st century challenges head on. Forward-thinking businesses grasp the opportunities, and GREEN BIZ by the American Benchmark Press (November 18, 2008) highlights 50 of them, profiling the green strategies of such major businesses as IKEA, IBM, Herman Miller, Statoil , Pacific Gas & Electric, Nike and Timberland.
New Ceres Report Outlines Strategies for Harnessing Foundation Investments to Solve Climate Crisis
Jan 28, 2011
A new Ceres report issued today identifies the steps foundations and individual investors can take to address climate change-related risks and opportunities that may be embedded in their investment portfolios.
Exelon Joins Ceres’ Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
Exelon, one of the nation’s largest energy companies, has been approved as a Ceres network company by the Ceres board of directors. Exelon is among more than 25 Fortune 500 companies and eight electric power companies that have joined Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.
Curtis Packaging approved as Ceres Network Company
Jan 28, 2011
Curtis Packaging, a private, family-owned, luxury packaging goods company has been approved as a Ceres network company by the Ceres board of directors. The board cited the company’s focus on sustainable packaging and established leadership in the industry. Curtis Packaging is the first packaging company to join Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges, and is among more than 70 companies in the Ceres network, including over 25 Fortune-500 companies.
Jones Lang LaSalle Joins Ceres’ Network of Companies
Jan 28, 2011
Citing the company’s commitment to lead the real estate industry on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, the Ceres board of directors has approved Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management, as a Ceres network company. Jones Lang LaSalle is the first real estate-sector firm among more than 70 companies to join Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges.