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Blogs By Ceres

A listing of blogs authored by Ceres
Rebuilding In A Warming World
Jan 08, 2013
“Rebuild smarter.” That’s the constant refrain in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Fossil Fuel Divestment is Timely Issue for Investors
Dec 17, 2012
While the debate rages in Washington over the fiscal cliff, a greater threat lies ahead. You could call it the climate cliff, the point of no return where our use of fossil fuels triggers catastrophic climate change.
For the World's Largest Companies, Clean Energy Commitments Are the New Norm
Dec 11, 2012
There’s a new majority in the Fortune 100, and it favors a clean energy future. That’s the key finding of Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy, a new report released by Ceres, Calvert Investments and World Wildlife Fund.
Preparing For The Next Sandy
Nov 20, 2012
The fallout from Hurricane Sandy will be with us for years, and it will extend far beyond the devastation in New York City, New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast.
Taking Stock After Hurricane Sandy
Nov 16, 2012
The fallout from Hurricane Sandy will be with us for years, and it will extend far beyond the devastation in New York City, New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast.
“Frankenstorm” and creating monsters
Oct 31, 2012
It’s déjà vu all over again: a huge chunk of the nation is reeling from extreme weather – in this case, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Climate-Proofing The Insurance Industry
Oct 16, 2012
The world’s largest reinsurer has examined the recent rise in the number and severity of natural disasters worldwide, and finds the trend bears the unmistakable fingerprints of climate change.
In Good Company
Oct 02, 2012
Freedom House—an independent watchdog organization dedicated to expanding freedom around the world—recently held its annual awards event to honor exceptional individuals and organizations that are supporting and accelerating the cause of freedom and democracy.
Dock your boat at Fenway?
Sep 27, 2012
Policymakers and insurers must act now to prepare for rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Wild Weather A New Normal And Insurance Companies Must Act
Aug 30, 2012
The U.S. insurance industry continues to be “surprised” by extreme weather losses. But the truth is that weather extremes are no longer surprising.
Forbes: Auto Industry And U.S. Economy Will Benefit Under New Mileage Standards
Aug 23, 2012
Automakers and suppliers recognize that better fuel economy equals better sales, better profits and more jobs.
Think Progress: As Coal Sinks, Renewables Soar: Emissions Report Shows Start Of Clean Energy Transition
Aug 09, 2012
For the electric power industry, the signs of change are in the air. Power plants are emitting less pollution than in prior years, and renewable power is a bigger part of the energy mix than ever before.
Hydro Logic: A Crucial Tool to Help Companies Address Water Risk
Aug 06, 2012
Water bills make up a tiny fraction of operating costs even for companies that use vast amounts of the stuff, and ample supplies have traditionally been taken for granted. But, in many areas of the United States and around the world, fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce, polluted and contested.
The Frozen Frontier: Is Shell Ready For The Risks Of Arctic Drilling?
Aug 06, 2012
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, several reports have found that many oil and gas companies—not just BP—were poorly managing the risks of offshore drilling. Shell is moving forward with at least two Arctic wells this year, at a time when confidence in the oil and gas industry’s risk management practices is remarkably low.
Responsible Investor: Why business-as-usual won’t work for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Aug 02, 2012
The oil industry hasn’t responded with sufficient reforms or adequate disclosure to prevent another Macondo. Ten of the world’s largest oil and gas companies failed to adequately disclose the risks in their deepwater drilling activities in filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine: The 800-Pound Gorilla
Jul 19, 2012
Many companies don’t fully disclose a key material risk hovering over their future performance: climate change. Without robust corporate disclosure, investment managers can’t truly know how risky their investments are.
Cars of Change: For Automakers, Higher MPG = Higher Profits
Jul 11, 2012
Automakers, and especially Detroit’s Big Three, will see greater sales and profits from stronger federal fuel economy standards. That’s what a recent report by Citi Investment Research in collaboration with Ceres found.
The Guardian: Water issues create strong undercurrent at Rio+20
Jul 05, 2012
Studies suggest that the world may be facing a global water shortfall of 40% by 2030 and this is something that governments and industry must face together.
Pensions & Investments: The blindness of short-term thinking 'Quarterly capitalism' desperately needs tempering with long-term guidance
Jun 25, 2012
Quarterly capitalism — a system that drives far too many CEOs, directors, investors and analysts to focus on short-term performance and return on investment — is on a collision course with reality.
Forbes: A Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio?
Jun 19, 2012
As thousands of diplomats, world leaders, corporations, institutional investors, NGOs and social and environmental activists gather in Rio for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, corporate sustainability disclosure has risen to the top of the global agenda.