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Three utilities agree to more water-risk disclosure
Mar 23, 2011
Dominion, Southern Company and PPL agreed to significantly expand reporting and disclosure on water availability risks and plans for mitigating those risks, according to Ceres, a coalition of investors and public interest groups, which works with companies on sustainability issues. The agreements were made in response to shareholders' resolutions filed several months ago asking them to evaluate and disclose their strategies on water risks, including low flows, thermal impacts and emerging regulations. The resolutions were withdrawn recently after the utilities' agreements.
As Water Scarcity Risks Grow, Investors Persuade Electric Utilities to Disclose Water Management Plans
Mar 23, 2011
March 23, 2011 – In response to shareholder requests, three leading electric utilities, Dominion, Southern Company and PPL Corporation, have agreed to significantly expand reporting and disclosure on water availability risks and plans for mitigating those risks.
Canadian Companies Pushed to Green Up Their Disclosure to Investors
Mar 22, 2011
Canada's stock exchanges list some of the most energy-intensive companies in the world, including hundreds of miners, like Barrick Gold and Teck Resources. The Toronto Stock Exchanges alone have handled more than 80% of worldwide mining equity transactions over the past five years.
Ceres President Mindy Lubber Statement on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard
Mar 16, 2011
In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement today of its proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, the following statement was issued by Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 95 institutional investors across North America managing more than $9 trillion in assets.
Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis Discusses 'Promise and Opportunity' in Addressing Climate Change
Mar 16, 2011
Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) addressed businesses, policymakers, investors and NGOs on the urgent issue of climate change at a March 16 Leadership Breakfast in Washington, DC, hosted by Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition.
Sustainability Must Drive Business Success
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about the importance of sustainability in the 21st century business world as a strategy of success.
The Color of Money: Green is Green in Colorado
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about the ‘Race for American Jobs’ event held last week in Denver, Colorado
Banks Should Finance Energy Efficiency Loans, Not Subprime Mortgages
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about how banks and financial institutions can refurbish their tarnished reputations by innovating new financial products that actually help average Americans.
Drive Less, Pay Less: Win-Win for Consumers & Climate
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about the benefits of a car insurance based on the miles you drive. Pay-As-You-Drive (PAYD) was a hot topic at the National Association of Insurance Commissioner's Climate Risk Summit in San Francisco last week.
The Arena: Copenhagen Climate Conference Edition
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about why U.S. businesses want strong climate action in Copenhagen.
CGI Members Fight For Strong Climate Policy In Copenhagen
Mar 14, 2011
As the United Nations conference on climate change opened in Copenhagen on Monday, Dec. 7, representatives of 192 nations came together in the hopes of negotiating a pact to reduce emissions. It’s a colossal task, and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members are stepping up to help.
Obama at the Copenhagen endgame: Climate experts’ forum
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres answers the question, 'What do you think the impact will be of US President Barack Obama’s decision to attend the summit at the end of the conference rather than the early stages?'
Business Blitz Seeks Fast Passage of Senate Climate Bill
Mar 14, 2011
Executives from the Dow Chemical Co., Energy Corp., Nike Inc. and more than 140 other companies and venture capital firms will convene in Washington this week to lobby Senate lawmakers to pass a comprehensive climate and energy bill quickly.
Climate legislation: catalyst for energy efficiency
Mar 14, 2011
Cleveland's office workers could contribute to reductions in global warming pollution equivalent to taking 35,000 cars off the roads -- permanently.
Closing the Climate Change Accounting Loophole
Mar 14, 2011
Ceres president Mindy Lubber blogs about the world's first Carbon Counter unveiled in NYC today and why honest accounting of environmental costs of doing business are crucial to solving the climate crisis.
Big Business Failing to Disclose Climate Change Risks
Mar 14, 2011
As climate change business impacts take hold, a growing number of investors are boosting their attention to the risks and opportunities from global warming that are embedded in their portfolios
Don't Believe the Doomsayers
Mar 14, 2011
Rather than join forward-thinking business leaders in meeting our energy and climate challenges, special interests fall back on their old refrain that tougher regulations will hurt business and thus the country.
It’s All About the Money in Copenhagen
Mar 14, 2011
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about the key question being asked in the Danish capital: How on earth do you build and finance a robust and credible global carbon market?
Why Businesses (Big and Small) Should Support the Waxman-Markey Bill
Mar 07, 2011
Tom Benson, owner of the World's Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, Illinois, is tired of listening to conservative industry groups' bluster that climate change legislation is bad for business. That's because clean energy saved his.
Companies Cannot Sweep Climate Change Under the Rug
Mar 07, 2011
In Australia, epic floods and drought have caused billions of dollars in economic losses and helped send food, coal and other global commodity prices through the roof. In China, melting glaciers have contributed to a drop in water supplies comparable to the entire flow of the Mississippi River. In the western U.S., warmer temperatures and the spread of destructive insect pests have ravaged millions of acres of valuable forest; Colorado alone lost 100,000 spruce trees a day last year from spruce tree infestation. Scientists have been warning for years that the frequency of these extreme weather events will only increase as we continue to emit more carbon pollution into the atmosphere.