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‘Climate Watch’ Company Ultra Petroleum (UPL) Faces Shareholder Resolution on its Global Warming Strategy
May 20, 2009
May 20, 2009 – Climate change laggard Ultra Petroleum will face a shareholder resolution at its annual meeting on May 21 seeking greater disclosure on its climate change business strategy.
Ceres/BICEP Joint Statement: Many Strengths in Waxman-Markey Compromise, but Work is not Done
May 18, 2009
May - 18, 2009 – Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and Ceres, a coalition of investors and other public interest organizations working to address sustainability challenges like climate change, today released a statement supporting the newly announced compromise version of the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill.
Small U.S. Businesses Join Major Companies in Pushing for Climate and Energy Bill Action
May 13, 2009
Small business support for strong climate and energy legislation from Congress this year merged forcefully today with widespread existing support from dozens of major U.S. businesses.
Shareholders Show Strong Support for ConocoPhillips Oil Sands Proposal
May 13, 2009
May 13, 2009 – ConocoPhillips shareholders demonstrated even stronger support this year than last for a shareholder proposal calling for the company to fully account for the environmental impact of its tar sands operations.
Leading Insurers, Public Officials and Environmental Groups Call for Bold Action to Adapt to Changing Climate Trends to Protect America’s Coastlines
Apr 23, 2009
As another hurricane season approaches and government leaders debate U.S. climate policy, a first-ever coalition of leading insurers, public officials, risk experts, builders and conservation groups today announced a bold blueprint of policy changes and common sense actions that could reduce economic losses from future storms and rising sea levels by as much as half along U.S. coastlines. The coalition urges the Obama Administration, Congress, local leaders and the private sector to see that these actions are implemented through regulation, investment, education and other means.
Aspen Skiing, Clif Bar & Company and Seventh Generation Join BICEP Coalition
Apr 16, 2009
April 16, 2009 – Ceres president Mindy Lubber today announced that three new companies – Aspen Skiing Company, Clif Bar & Company, and Seventh Generation - have joined the new coalition Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP).
GE Corporation Wins Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Best Sustainability Reporting
Apr 15, 2009
GE Corporation received the top sustainability reporting award today at the 2009 Ceres Conference in San Francisco, California, as part of international competition organized by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The winners, selected from 97 nominations, also included Seventh Generation, Ball Corporation, Symantec, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), and Dell, Inc.
Robert Massie Honored – Twice – for Long String of Achievements in Building a Sustainable Global Economy
Apr 14, 2009
Robert Massie has co-founded a homeless shelter. He’s led a parish. He’s run for statewide public office, lectured for years at the Harvard Divinity School, led the world in battling South African apartheid and then written the definitive history of America’s role in that movement.
BICEP Coalition of Major National Companies Supports Core Principles of Waxman-Markey Climate and Energy Bill
Apr 07, 2009
April 7, 2009 - Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of major national companies calling for passage of strong U.S. climate and energy policies in 2009, issued a statement in support of the core principles of the landmark Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill introduced March 31, 2009.
Hundreds of New Insurance Initiatives Emerging to Tackle Climate Change and Rising Weather Losses
Apr 02, 2009
April 2, 2009 – Hundreds of new insurance initiatives, including coverage for green buildings, renewable energy, carbon risk management, and officers’ liability are being offered to tackle climate change and rising weather-related losses in the U.S. and globally, according to a major new report released today by the Ceres investor coalition.
Gap, eBay and Symantec Join Business Coalition Calling for Action on Clean Energy & Climate Change
Mar 12, 2009
Ceres president Mindy Lubber today announced that three new companies - Gap Inc., eBay Inc. and Symantec Corp. - have joined a new business coalition, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). The coalition is calling for strong U.S. climate and energy policies in 2009 to spur clean energy and reduce global warming pollution.
Report Warns Businesses and Investors about Growing Water Scarcity Impacts from Climate Change
Feb 26, 2009
February 26, 2009 – Global climate change is exacerbating water scarcity problems around the world, yet few businesses and investors are paying attention to this growing financial threat, according to a report issued today by Ceres and the Pacific Institute.
BICEP Applauds Chairman Boxer for her Leadership in Release of Strong Climate Principles
Feb 04, 2009
February 4, 2009 – Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) commends Chairman Boxer for her steadfast commitment to scientifically and economically sound climate change legislative principles.
Ceres and Trillium Announce Second Annual Joan Bavaria Awards
Jan 29, 2009
In recognition of socially responsible investment pioneer Joan Bavaria, Ceres and Trillium Asset Management Corporation (“Trillium”) are inviting nominations for the second-annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets.
Five Major U.S. Companies Call For Congressional Action on Climate Change, Clean Energy
Nov 19, 2008
November 19, 2008 – Five leading U.S. corporations joined with Ceres today to announce the launch of a new business coalition calling for strong U.S. climate and energy legislation in early 2009 to spur the clean energy economy and reduce global warming pollution. The group’s key principles include stimulating renewable energy, promoting energy efficiency and green jobs, requiring 100 percent auction of carbon allowances, and limiting new coal-fired power plants to those that capture and store carbon emissions.
A Post-Election Note from Ceres President Mindy Lubber
Nov 05, 2008
As we headed to the polls, the economy, the environment, and our collective common sense told us the old ways are not working. The stumbling financial markets show the consequences of unfettered pursuit of profits in a system that has no debits on the ledger for environmental degradation and no credits for a social conscience. The troubled climate is bringing home the cost of fouling the air and abusing fragile ecosystems. And inequitable use of resources is widening the gap between rich and poor.
Call for Submissions to the Ceres-ACCA 2008 North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting
Sep 04, 2008
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Ceres, a U.S. coalition of environmental and investor groups, today called for submissions to the seventh-annual Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting.
Investors, Environmental Groups Push the SEC to Require Full Corporate Climate Risk Disclosure
Jun 12, 2008
June 12, 2008 – A broad coalition of investors and major environmental groups today repeated their call to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to address the obligations of publicly-traded companies to assess and fully disclose the material economic opportunities and risks from climate change. The 20 signatories to the letter include leading U.S. and European institutional investors such as CalPERS, CalSTRS, F&C Asset Management and the Maryland, New York, New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina and Oregon public pension funds.
Ford and Timberland Win Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Best Sustainability Reporting
Apr 30, 2008
Ford Motor Company and The Timberland Company received the top sustainability reporting awards today in an international competition organized by the Boston-based Ceres coalition and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The winners, selected from 87 nominations, also included Calgary, Alberta-based Suncor Energy and Austin, TX-based Dell, Inc. The four winners were announced at the Ceres annual conference today at Boston’s Renaissance Harbor Hotel.
Enhanced Analytics Initiative, Bainbridge Graduate Institute Win Inaugural Joan Bavaria Awards
Apr 28, 2008
Ceres and Trillium Asset Management Corporation (“Trillium”) today announced the inaugural winners of the Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The two winners were announced at the Ceres annual conference in Boston.