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New Ceres Report Warns of Rising Threat to U.S. Insurers and their Customers from Climate Change
Sep 08, 2005
September 8, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina is a most poignant reminder that U.S. insurers, government and consumers are at enormous risk from escalating losses from hurricanes and other weather-related events. Unless insurers and their regulators take steps to address this growing challenge, particularly in an era of escalating climate change impacts, companies, governments and the public will suffer even greater financial losses in the future, according to a new report released today by the Ceres investor coalition.
Hewlett-Packard And Gap Win Sustainability Reporting Awards
Apr 07, 2005
Hewlett-Packard and the Gap are among four U.S and Canadian companies that received sustainability reporting awards today in an international competition sponsored by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The award winners, selected from among 68 nominations, also included YSI Inc. in Yellow Springs, Ohio and the Vancity Credit Union in Vancouver, British Columbia.
U.S. Oil/Gas Companies Take Action To Reduce Climate Change Risks
Mar 17, 2005
March 17, 2005 – After extensive negotiations with shareholders, Anadarko Petroleum, Apache, ChevronTexaco and three other leading U.S. oil and gas companies have taken far-reaching actions in recent months to disclose their potential financial exposure from climate change and develop strategies to improve their strategic positioning as international pressure grows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy sources.
New Ceres Study: Mutual Funds Give Climate Change Proxy Resolutions A Cold Shoulder, Even As Pension Funds Warm Up To Them
Dec 07, 2004
December 7, 2004 - A mere two percent of the assets of the largest 100 mutual funds in America voted in 2004 to support shareholder resolutions calling for more corporate disclosure on the financial impacts from global warming, according to a new Ceres study authored by the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) and released today by Results for America, a project of the Civil Society Institute.
Ceres/Acca Launch 2003 Sustainability Reporting Awards
Oct 24, 2003
Ceres, also known as the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, in conjunction with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), is launching the Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Reporting Awards 2003 program. The purpose of the awards program is to contribute to reporting on sustainability, environmental and social issues by United States and Canadian corporations and other organizations by rewarding best practice and providing guidance to other entities that are publishing or intend to publish sustainability reports.
2002 Ceres ACCA Reporting Awards
Apr 02, 2003
The Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) presented reporting awards to five companies at the first Ceres-ACCA U.S. Sustainability Reporting Awards program in New York City on April 2, 2003.
Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) presented reporting awards to five companies at the first Ceres-ACCA U.S. Sustainability Reporting Awards program in New York Cit
Apr 02, 2003
The purpose of the awards program is to reward best practice in reporting on sustainability - environmental, economic and social -- issues by corporations based in the United States, to provide guidance to other entities that are publishing or intend to publish sustainability reports, and to increase corporate accountability on those issues.
Con Edison Endorses Ceres Principles
Jan 01, 2001
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) and Ceres (the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies) announced today that the energy provider has formally endorsed the Ceres Principles, a ten-point code of corporate environmental conduct. Embraced by more than 50 companies including American Airlines, Coca-Cola USA, General Motors, Northeast Utilities, and Sunoco, the Ceres Principles represent a voluntary commitment to continual environmental improvement that reaches beyond the performance required by government regulations.