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Escalating Water Strains In Fracking Regions
May 30, 2013
It’s bad enough that Western farmers and ranchers are reeling from a three-year-old drought and record heat waves. Now they’re feeling the heat from the goliath energy industry – over water
Boosting Urban Resiliency to Climate Change
May 13, 2013
Hundreds of cities and insurers across North America were hit by extreme weather events last year, many of them made worse by climate change. Higher sea levels, elevated storm surges and record flood damages cost U.S. insurers tens of billions and taxpayers double or triple this.
Why Drivers Should Care About Sulfur Pollution
Jun 20, 2013
Most Americans pulling into gas stations are focused on the pump price, not the fuel's content. However, sulfur content and its impact on vehicle emissions and public health is worth their consideration.
Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA
Jan 17, 2011
Mindy S. Lubber is the President and a founding board member of Ceres, a non-profit organization that is mobilizing many of the world’s largest investors and companies to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges. She directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 120 institutional investors managing about $14 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Mindy also oversees engagements with 100-plus companies, many of them Fortune 500 firms, committed to sustainable business practices and the urgency for strong climate and clean energy policies.
Dan Bakal
Jan 17, 2011
Dan oversees Ceres’ electric power and coal research, shareholder engagement, and furthers the understanding of environmental risks, with a particular focus on climate risk. He works closely with Ceres coalition members, including environmental, investor, labor and public interest groups, to engage in dialogues with electric power companies, which often involve a comprehensive review of environmental policies, performance, and disclosure practices.
Brooke Barton
Jan 17, 2011
Brooke leads Ceres’ Water & Food Programs, directing the organization’s strategy for mobilizing leading corporations and investors to address the sustainability risks facing our freshwater, food and agriculture systems. In this capacity, she oversees Ceres’ research and private sector engagement activities on the financial risks associated with growing freshwater challenges and deforestation.
Jim Coburn
Jan 17, 2011
Jim Coburn directs Ceres’ efforts to improve mandatory climate and sustainability risk disclosure by corporations. Drawing from his legal background, Jim helps to develop rules and guidance on reporting that strengthen corporate risk management practices and improve investor decisions. He led the initiative that resulted in the SEC’s issuance of groundbreaking climate disclosure guidance for corporations in 2010.
Andrew Logan
Jan 17, 2011
Since joining Ceres in 2002, Andrew has launched and directs two program areas for the organization. The first focuses on working with investors to engage the oil sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, biodiversity and water. Andrew's second area of focus is the insurance sector, particularly the role that insurers could play in encouraging solutions to climate change.
Cynthia McHale
Dec 09, 2011
Cynthia McHale is the Director of Ceres' Insurance Program. She brings over twenty years of sector expertise working with many of the leading North American and European insurers, re-insurers and industry brokers. In her current role, Cynthia is leading a campaign to promote the insurance industry’s understanding and leadership on climate risks and opportunities. As risk managers, risk carriers and major institutional investors, insurers have a vital interest, and play an important role in fostering society’s response to global warming. Stronger insurance industry leadership on climate change issues will strengthen and accelerate our nation’s transition to a clean energy future while helping to build a resilient and sustainable society.
Carol Lee Rawn
Jan 17, 2011
Carol Lee Rawn directs the Transportation Program at Ceres. She currently works with investors and companies to advance sustainable transportation policies. She is an environmental attorney with over twenty years of experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies, companies, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of environmental issues.
Andrew Logan
Apr 22, 2011
Andrew Logan is the director of Ceres' Oil & Gas and Insurance Programs. He works with investors to engage the oil sector on key sustainability issues, including climate change and water. Andrew specializes in corporate strategy and worked at one of the leading management consultancies, Bain & Company.
Jim Coburn
Apr 22, 2011
Jim Coburn is senior manager of Ceres' Capital Markets Systems program.
Carol Lee Rawn
Apr 22, 2011
Carol Lee Rawn manages the Transportation Program at Ceres.
Dan Bakal
Nov 28, 2011
Obama’s Climate Change Legacy
Jan 24, 2013
In his second Inaugural Address, President Obama set the stage for a renewed course of action on energy and climate change. The path going forward won't be easy, but the President's statement affirms that climate change remains a front and center priority of this Administration.
CA Farmers Find Unlikely Ally In Weathering Drought: A Major Utility Company
Aug 12, 2014
PG&E sees a big opportunity to help farmers reduce their water use – and electricity use – at the same time. By doing so, it can save precious water, help farmers save money and help the power company itself reduce overall electricity demand.
Morgan on Forbes: Raising the Bar on Supply Chains
May 17, 2012
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The Hill: Time for the Power Sector to Get to Work
Dec 22, 2011
The word on the street is the recession is behind us, but times are still tough. The economy is stagnant and businesses of all sizes are still trying to weather the economic storm that forced many to close their doors and left countless workers unemployed. For these reasons, every other word out of politicians’ mouths is “jobs,” and how we can protect them and create more.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine: Drip, Drip, Drip
Jan 09, 2012
In November the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report examining the link between climate change and extreme weather events. Its finding: Climate change is indeed responsible for the increased frequency of pronounced heat waves, droughts, and heavy precipitation.
Huffington Post: Major Investors Show the Way on Climate Change
Jan 18, 2012
Anyone who thinks the business world doesn't believe in acting on climate change should check out what's happening at the United Nations today. Some 450 global investors who control tens of trillion in assets are gathering for the Investor Summit on Climate Risk and Energy Solutions.