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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.
Ceres and Trillium Announce Third Annual Joan Bavaria Awards
Feb 09, 2010
In honor of socially responsible investment pioneer Joan Bavaria, Ceres and Trillium Asset Management Corporation (“Trillium”) are inviting nominations for the third-annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets.
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.