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Investor Progress Report: Results Achieved Since the 2008 Institutional Summit on Climate Risk
Jan 10, 2010
At the third Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations in February 2008, more than 50 leading U.S. and European institutional investors representing $1.75 trillion in assets announced a new Action Plan, committing to boosting investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies, requiring tougher scrutiny of carbon-intensive investments that may pose long-term financial risks, and pledging to support strong policy action on climate and energy
Does Your Money Manager Worry About Climate Change Risk? The Odds Are 50-50
Jan 07, 2010
Most money managers overseeing trillions of dollars in investments are ignoring many risks that climate change poses to the assets they operate for corporations, governments and other institutions, according to a new analysis.
Most money managers ignore climate risk to profit
Jan 06, 2010
In a survey of asset managers, almost three quarters said they don't take into account global warming when analyzing a company, Ceres, whose investors have $8.5 trillion under management, said today in a report. Almost half said climate change isn't relevant to their investment decisions.
Leading U.S. Companies Offer Praise for Climate Change Agreement in Copenhagen
Dec 18, 2009
December 18, 2009 – Leading U.S. companies who came to Copenhagen to push for a strong climate deal were encouraged by the agreement announced by President Obama, although it falls short of the binding international treaty they are seeking to ensure a level playing field for companies competing globally in the emerging low-carbon economy.
Finalists Chosen for Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Reporting Awards
Dec 17, 2009
Ceres and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) today announced the shortlist of candidate reports for the Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Reporting Awards for 2009. Of the 92 sustainability reports received, 14 were selected for further consideration by the judges’ panel that meets next month. The final winners will be announced at the Ceres Annual Conference at the Boston Seaport Hotel on May 5-6th.
U.S. Businesses Praise Today’s Announcement by Secretary Clinton, Following on Heels of Their Call on President Obama to Achieve a Global Climate Deal
Dec 17, 2009
December 17, 2009 – Leading U.S. businesses praised U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement today that “the United States is prepared to work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries.”
It's All About the Money in Copenhagen
Dec 17, 2009
It's all about the money these last days in the Danish capital and one key question is being asked: How on earth do you build and finance a robust and credible global carbon market? On buses, in hallways, in long lines outside the Bella Center, participants are all talking about the explosion in financing and carbon trading that is needed to dramatically reduce the pollution causing climate change.
Leading U.S. Businesses Call on President Obama to Achieve a Global Climate Deal
Dec 15, 2009
December 15, 2009 – More than two-dozen major U.S. businesses, including Dow Chemical, Microsoft, Nike, Duke Energy and PG&E, sent a letter to President Obama today encouraging him to secure a strong climate change agreement with significant emissions reduction targets and substantial new financing commitments from developed countries, including the United States.
Energy Efficiency and Real Estate: Opportunities for Investors
Dec 10, 2009
December 2009 - This report outlines the business case that investing in energy efficiency enhanced value in real estate portfolios. The report concludes that, whether investors have direct control over the properties in their portfolio or not, taking steps to reduce energy use makes financial sense. The report lays out the steps investors can take to improve energy efficiency, and presents best practices for different types of investments.
Fast Forward: Ceres Annual Report 2008-2009
Dec 08, 2009
December 2009 - This report highlights Ceres' 20 year history of building sustainability into capital markets and lays out our vision for reaching a truly sustainable economy by 2020. Told through the lens of our four key pillars for success - Ensuring Honest Accounting, Setting New Standards and Expectations, Accelerating Green Innovation and Changing the Rules of the Game - this report explores Ceres current work and asks the crucial questions we need to answer if we are going to accelerate systemic change to address climate change and other sustainability threats.
BICEP Companies and Major U.S. Utilities Call on Senate for Leadership and Swift Action on Climate & Energy
Dec 04, 2009
December 4, 2009 – As world leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen to strike a global deal on climate change, member companies of Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), along with seven major power companies, expressed concern today about the delay in passing U.S. climate and energy legislation and applauded ongoing efforts by Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman to create a new bipartisan bill.
Major Investors Call for SEC to Require Disclosure of Companies’ Climate Risks and Opportunities
Nov 23, 2009
November 23, 2009 – The petition submitted to the SEC asks for the SEC to provide interpretive guidance outlining climate-related 'material risks' - such as new regulations, physical impacts, new economic and business opportunities and other climate-related trends - that companies should be disclosing to investors.
A Brave Green World: Revitalizing American Labor for a New Energy Economy
Nov 18, 2009
This episode, we are joined by Jeff Rickert, Director of the AFL-CIO Center for Green Jobs who talks about how the new energy economy is our best hope to revitalize American labor so we don’t get left behind in the global clean tech markets of the future.
Ben and Jerry’s, Eileen Fisher and Stonyfield Farm Join BICEP Coalition
Nov 18, 2009
November 18, 2009 – The new members were announced as the U.S. Senate considers a comprehensive climate and energy legislation and as world leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen next month to negotiate a new international agreement on climate change.
Add It Up: Measuring Impact, Minimizing Risk
Oct 27, 2009
For this podcast, Ceres sat down with Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer for IBM’s Big Green Innovations division that aims to provide better real-time environmental data to help companies measure their impact and better manage risk.
Ceres Applauds SEC Decision Allowing Financial Risks in Environmental and Social Resolutions
Oct 27, 2009
October 28, 2009 – Ceres president Mindy Lubber praises the Securities and Exchange Commission for its decision yesterday to allow shareholder resolutions seeking information from companies on the financial risks they face from social and environmental issues including climate change.
Experts To Testify that New Fuel Economy Standards Will Benefit Consumers, Carmakers, Autoworkers
Oct 20, 2009
October 20, 2009 – At public hearings in Detroit tomorrow Oct. 21st and New York City this Friday, the authors of a new report on proposed automobile fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emission standards will testify that the standards will be good for U.S. automakers as well as the environment.
Coalitions of Investors and Environmental Groups Call on Ontario Securities Commission to Improve Climate Risk Disclosure
Oct 14, 2009
October 14, 2009 – Using survey results to bolster their request, Canadian and U.S. networks of investors and environmental groups, and climate change lawyers, have asked the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to address poor rates of climate risk disclosure in securities filings.
CAFE and the U.S. Auto Industry Revisited: A Growing Auto Investor Issue (2011 - 2016)
Oct 08, 2009
October 2009 - This report evaluates the impact that changes to the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program may have on the industry in 2016. We have issued this report as a follow-up to Citi’s October 22, 2007 report “CAFE and the U.S. Auto Industry – A Growing Auto Investor Issue, 2012-2020” in which we examined the impact of proposed fuel economy regulation on the U.S. auto industry.
Business Coalitions Form to Back Climate Change Bill
Oct 06, 2009
A delegation of more than 150 businesses supporting the bill, which is sponsored by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., arrived in Washington yesterday and will flood senators' offices today to urge movement on climate change legislation.