Blogs By Ceres
Lights, Camera … a Call for Action
Mar 05, 2014
- Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”
Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors
Mar 03, 2014
- Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years, it’s surely a legitimate issue that should be making insurers re-think their business models.
California’s Drought: Cheap Water, But No Free Lunch
Feb 14, 2014
- Today, President Obama visited California’s Central Valley, which may be in the midst of the driest winter in centuries.
Energy efficiency, cities, and the Clean Trillion
Feb 14, 2014
- $36 trillion in clean energy investment is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Ten cities are stepping up to the plate and investors are likely to follow.
Insatiable Thirst? The Fracking/Water Collision in South Texas
Feb 07, 2014
- Fifty miles south of San Antonio on Route 181, signs of the hydraulic fracturing boom taking place in the Eagle Ford Basin are everywhere. New hotels are popping up. Trucks endlessly barrel down roads. Restaurants can’t find enough workers.
The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum
Nov 25, 2013
- If the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same?
Investor Concerns About Fossil Fuels Are Growing
Nov 21, 2013
- Even though a global climate deal is obviously unlikely at the UN talks in Warsaw, the fossil fuel industry’s iron-clad grip on the global economy appears to be loosening.
From Greening Hotels to Supporting a Leading Sustainability NGO
Nov 19, 2013
- Ceres harnesses the power of leading investors and mainstream companies to drive the sustainability agenda in groundbreaking ways. Ceres acts as both partner and advocate - yes, it's a fine line to walk but they have deftly treaded that narrow path with consistent success.
Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change
Nov 12, 2013
- Ceres' unique voice highlights that environmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children - it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.
Levi's Wellthread stitches design together with worker well-being
Nov 11, 2013
- Levi Strauss & Company’s new Eureka innovation lab in San Francisco on Wednesday unveiled Dockers Wellthread, a process that pushes the envelope on sustainable design.
Chubb and Travelers still grappling with climate change post Sandy
Nov 08, 2013
- Hurricane Sandy was a wake-up call for cities everywhere about the risks of unprecedented storms.
Why is Europe failing to take the energy-water connection seriously?
Nov 04, 2013
- Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy's water and energy needs.
Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats
Nov 01, 2013
- Ceres relationship with companies is a model for a new form of environmental activism, one that minimizes the confrontational tactics of the past with a hardheaded business approach built upon the economic and financial case for social and environmental corporate responsibility.
A closer look at Dow Chemical's climate change reporting
Oct 25, 2013
- With the fourth anniversary of the SEC’s Interpretive Guidance on climate change disclosure approaching, it’s time to ask: are companies disclosing climate information in SEC filings that’s helpful to investors?
Campbell’s Challenge: Growing Lots of Tomatoes in Water-Scarce California
Oct 24, 2013
- Last month, Ceres’ water team got some insights into how Campbell Soup is preparing for a likely drier future during a half-day visit to the 38-year-old processing plant and two nearby farms.
Why Microsoft, eBay (And 650 Other Businesses) Are Calling for U.S. Climate Action
Sep 27, 2013
- Today’s new IPCC climate science report and the fast approaching first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy have policy leaders busy promising ways to curb global warming pollution and avoid future devastating storms.
Why Ron Binz Is A Good Choice For Running FERC
Aug 28, 2013
- Most people find it tough to get excited about regulators. But President Obama’s nomination of Ron Binz to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is reason to sit up and take notice.
Lessons From A Drying River
Aug 16, 2013
- Water users in the parched Southwest U.S. were just hit with a devastating warning.
Bold leadership from US insurers is needed to tackle climate change
Aug 13, 2013
- The insurance industry's core business is to protect people – and businesses – in harm's way. With the rise of extreme weather across the US, insurers are increasingly connecting the dots between climate change and its costs.
The Good News and Bad News of Declining Water Demand
Aug 08, 2013
- Water utilities across the United States are planning major infrastructure investments in the coming decades. How much? The Environmental Protection Agency estimates about $300 billion will need to be spent by 2030 to keep our drinking water systems safe.