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The Timberland Company Wins Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Best Sustainability Reporting
May 05, 2010
At the annual Ceres Conference, Jeff Swartz of The Timberland Company accepted the top award for the best corporate sustainability report as part of the international competition organized by Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The winners, selected from nearly 100 nominations, also included Ford Motor Company and Seventh Generation.
Nationwide Discount Retailer Target Joins BICEP Business Coalition Advocating Strong Energy and Climate Policy
May 05, 2010
May 5, 2010 – Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of major American businesses that has been pushing hard over the past 18 months for passage of comprehensive energy independence and climate legislation in the U.S., announced today that Target Corporation has joined the coalition.
Betting on Change
Apr 29, 2010
Is the planet really warming up? Just ask the corporations that stand to make—or lose—billions due to "climate exposure."
Democrats Press Obama on Climate
Apr 28, 2010
Senate Democrats, business groups and environmentalists are pressuring President Barack Obama to break the climate change logjam — saying only his personal intervention can save splintering efforts to pass a bill this year.
Nike, eBay, and Other Companies Press Senate on Stalled Climate Bill As Negotiations Continue
Apr 28, 2010
An array of companies including Nike, eBay, Levi Strauss and Starbucks on Wednesday pressed the Senate to get stalled climate and energy legislation “back on track.”
Green Business Leads People and Politicians
Apr 23, 2010
As 40 years of Earth Days pass, it's interesting to note that it is the business community that has taken up the cause of climate change more than any other
Opinion: SEC's Climate Change Transparency
Apr 23, 2010
Transparency is a cornerstone of our economy. For investors, that means being entitled to hear about the risks of an investment before making a long-term capital commitment. That’s why the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new climate change disclosure guidance is important.
Boston Proposes Wind Turbine That Could Power 800 Homes
Apr 22, 2010
The city is proposing to build a wind turbine on Moon Island in Boston Harbor that could power as many as 800 homes and intends to use $2.8 million in federal grants to boost energy-efficiency programs. The plans are part of a larger effort by the city to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and better manage the effects of climate change.
Climate Change Risk Perception and Management: A Survey of Risk Managers
Apr 22, 2010
April 2010 - This report describes the results of a survey of corporate risk managers conducted by Zurich Financial Services, the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and Ceres. The survey is a first step in assessing whether and to what extent risk managers are concerned about the risks posed by climate change regulation and/or by climate change itself, and how well the insurance industry is or is not serving risk managers to transfer or manage the risks in this arena.
Investing in Sustainability: Integrating Corporate Sustainability Performance into Institutional Investment Strategies
Apr 21, 2010
In this episode we’re joined by Jack Ehnes Chief Executive Officer of CalSTRS to talk about the role investors play in creating sustainable companies – and how the recently released Ceres Roadmap for sustainability can be used by investors to help evaluate a company’s sustainability performance and move us closer to a more sustainable economy.
Storms, Science, and Climate Change
Apr 17, 2010
Mindy Lubber of Ceres provides a guest view on the weather events around the SouthCoast and New England, touching on how we need a new path after the economic shocks of recent years for our families, our country and our planet.
Storms, Science, and Climate Change
Apr 16, 2010
Mindy Lubber of Ceres provides a guest view on the weather events around the SouthCoast and New England, touching on how we need a new path after the economic shocks of recent years for our families, our country and our planet.
Compensation and Sustainability
Apr 14, 2010
Mindy Lubber of Ceres blogs about addressing sustainability issues, innovative compensation schemes and the demand for new business models in the 21st Century Corporation.
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.
Massey Energy, West Virginia Mine Owner, Draws Scorn on Wall Street
Apr 07, 2010
Massey Energy, owners of the West Virginia mine that exploded Monday, has drawn criticism for an array of safety violations and environmental issues over the years -- so much so that even some big Wall Street banks refuse to finance the Richmond, Virginia-based company.
2009 Ceres-ACCA Reporting Awards Judges Report
Apr 01, 2010
April 2010 - Ninety-three sustainability reports from companies and organizations, representing over 20 sectors, were submitted for review this year. Of these, fourteen reports were short-listed and an expert panel of judges met in January 2010 to select the award winners.
Making Waves on Climate Change
Apr 01, 2010
Sure, it’s early days for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new guidelines for climate-change risk disclosure, and they aren’t likely to have a big impact on the current reporting season since they were recently released. But that doesn’t mean companies can give the guidelines short shrift. In fact, the move signals that dealing with climate-change issues has officially become serious business for corporations in just about every industry.
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.
Next Stop, Sustainability: The Ceres Roadmap for the 21st Century Corporation
Mar 18, 2010
In this episode, we are joined by Anne Stausboll, CEO of the California Public Employees Retirement System, Howard Rifkin, Deputy Treasurer of Connecticut, Hannah Jones, VP Sustainable Business and Innovation at Nike, and Ceres’ own Andrea Moffat, to talk about how both companies and investors can use the Ceres Roadmap to help move us towards a more sustainable economy.
Is Corporate America Our Best Hope Against Climate Change?
Mar 17, 2010
One of the unexpected twists of the global climate change debate is that the roles of government and business have in many ways been reversed. To traditional greens, business was the enemy, polluting with impunity, and government was the hero, ready to restrain. That was the mindset of environmentalism's first great boom, when landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act gave Washington the power and the tools to begin cleaning up the country.