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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, other Northwest Businesses Push Congress for ‘Clean Energy Economy’
Feb 16, 2010
Just pass it? Nike and other businesses, including Starbucks and Portland's Gerding Edlen development firm, called on Congress to approve comprehensive climate change legislation this year and said a "clean energy economy" is the next great economic boom.
“Sustainability Issues Are Economic Issues” - An Interview with Mindy Lubber
Feb 16, 2010
Fresh from a whirlwind tour of non-stop meetings at the World Economic Forum in Davos and a U.N investor summit on climate risk attended by George Soros, Al Gore, and 500 of the world's most powerful institutional and private investors, Mindy Lubber has a full plate.
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.
Facts and Fancy: The Economics of Climate Change
Feb 16, 2010
In this episode, we speak with John M. Reilly, Associate Director for Research at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, about the facts and fancy of climate change economics.
Climate Change Debate Crowded With Ignorance
Feb 12, 2010
Both global warming skeptics and climate change believers are using the snowstorms pounding the East Coast of the United States as fodder to further their debate.
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.
Murky Waters? Corporate Reporting on Water Risk
Feb 11, 2010
February 2010 - This report is the first comprehensive assessment and ranking of water disclosure practices of 100 publicly-traded companies in eight key sectors exposed to water-related risks: beverage, chemicals, electric power, food, homebuilding, mining, oil and gas, and semiconductors. The report highlights best practices, key gaps and trends in water reporting and lays out a set of recommendations for companies and investors.
2010 Investor Summit on Climate Risk Final Report
Feb 10, 2010
To highlight the enormous opportunities of this transition and to assess the need for climate change policy, Ceres, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and the United Nations Foundation co-hosted the fourth Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations on January 14, 2010. The Summit brought together more than 520 financial, corporate, and investor leaders with more than $22 trillion in combined assets. Speakers from the investment community, business, labor, and government highlighted the fact that private investment in climate change solutions is crucial for addressing the climate crisis and will not happen at the necessary scale without strong climate and energy policies that limit emissions and put a price on carbon.
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.
Disclosing Financial Climate-Change Risks
Feb 08, 2010
Legendary House Speaker Sam Rayburn ushered in the 1933 Truth in Securities Act in the grim depths of the Great Depression. It was based on the principle that the purchase and sale of securities should be an honest bargain, and disclosure its cornerstone.
Climate Change and the S.E.C. (Editorial)
Jan 30, 2010
There were predictable howls after the Securities and Exchange Commission told publicly held companies they should warn investors of any potential effects from climate change on their bottom lines
S.E.C. Adds Climate Risk to Disclosure List
Jan 27, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday for the first time that public companies should warn investors of any serious risks that global warming might pose to their businesses.
Davos Business Leaders Urge Global Support for Copenhagen Accord
Jan 27, 2010
With a flurry of submissions to the Copenhagen Accord expected over the next few days, business groups signal their support for ambitious emission targets. Some of the world's most powerful businesses have today called on world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos to embrace the Copenhagen Accord and use it to spur a "race to the top" that would see national, state and municipal governments compete to take more ambitious action to tackle climate change.
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.
After Copenhagen, Getting Business into Green Tech
Jan 15, 2010
This was the fourth Investor Summit on Climate Risk, occurring after Copenhagen, before the U.S. Senate begins its real work on climate legislation this year and just as investors begin to climb out of the recession. Investors, especially large-scale institutional funds that need to worry about the long term, are ready to bet on cutting carbon — but impatient.