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Ceres In The News

Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Schapiro legacy a tougher stance on ESG issues
Jan 24, 2013
Mary L. Schapiro, who stepped down last month as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, had a four-year tenure marked by significant accomplishment.
Unlikely Firms Bring Clout and Cash to Clean Energy Lobbying Effort
Jan 22, 2013
Companies with no direct ties to renewable power lobbied to save the wind tax credit, signaling a change in the fight for clean energy incentives.
Climate Change 2.0: National Assessment Hammers Home Science Findings
Jan 18, 2013
The newly released National Climate Assessment from a team of federal agencies reinforces the climate-concerned messages from other reports and from a record year of natural disaster damages. But a question remains: Are the public and their leaders hearing the messages?
The US water paradox: falling demand, less money for infrastructure
Jan 08, 2013
Declining demand for water across the western US has created funding problems for systems that rely on volume sales to repay infrastructure costs.
Afraid New World
Jan 06, 2013
When the Atlantic Ocean breached the banks of Manhattan Island and the lights went out south of Broadway, turning Lower Manhattan black, it was likely the first time many in the Northeast realized their environment is seriously changing.
Water Piped to Denver Could Ease Stress on River
Dec 10, 2012
The federal government has come up with dozens of ways to enhance the diminishing flow of the Colorado River. Among the proposals, is a more extreme and contentious approach which calls for building a pipeline from the Missouri River to Denver, nearly 600 miles to the west.
Carbon emissions: Business fails to reduce footprint
Nov 26, 2012
Most corporate responsibility reports include information on the company’s carbon footprint and an ambitious reduction goal. However, while leading companies are making progress, some experts argue that business as a whole is falling behind.
Climate Change Causes Insurers to Rethink Price of Risk After Hurricane Sandy
Nov 26, 2012
The insurance industry looks at historical data, old and new, in order to assess the risk for potential disasters and put a price on premiums. But when Sandy hit the Northeast, some insurance companies reconsidered if they priced insurance high enough for the greater risks brought on by climate change.
Green Insurance May Get Boost From Sandy
Nov 13, 2012
Storms like Sandy are a huge liability for homeowners, businesses, and insurers.
The Art of the Possible in Energy and Environment Policy
Nov 12, 2012
Do the results of the 2012 election pave the way for Washington to achieve bipartisan energy and environment policies?
A Change in the Weather on Wall Street
Nov 07, 2012
With Wall Street under water, it's time to get serious about climate change.
The Star-Ledger: A Q&A on ... disaster insurance
Nov 05, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has shuttered — and shredded — businesses throughout New Jersey. It’s the type of storm that climate change experts have predicted: Bigger. Nastier. Worsened by higher water temperatures and heavier moisture in the air.
How Insurers Can Foil the Next Hurricane Sandy
Oct 31, 2012
With the recent proliferation of extreme weather events — most recently Hurricane Sandy — industry watchers say it’s time for insurers to lobby for big changes, this time to mitigate disasters tied to global climate change.
How storms like Sandy batter insurance companies
Oct 29, 2012
Weather forecasters certainly have a difficult job right now, trying to predict when an unpredictable “frankenstorm” will make landfall.
5 Insurance Stocks in Hurricane Sandy's Crosshairs
Oct 26, 2012
While 2012 has been a much better year for property and casualty insurers than 2011, Hurricane Sandy could change that, with its surprising timing, direction, and possibly its duration.
Investor group says oil sands industry must cut environmental risks
Oct 22, 2012
An international group of investment funds with investments in Alberta’s oil sands is concerned the industry’s environmental performance could be creating financial risk.
Population Growth in Cat-Prone Areas Contributes to Insured Losses
Oct 18, 2012
Growing populations and higher densities in areas of the U.S. prone to severe weather, coupled with a potential shift in the risk landscape due to climate change, have been contributing to a rise in insured loss tabs.
Food, Water Shortages Should Alarm All Investors
Oct 10, 2012
Sustainability needs to be embraced by all investors and integrated across capital markets if the world is to address its most pressing problems.
Report Points to Insurance Industry’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
Oct 10, 2012
A new report from Ceres urges the insurance industry to act to protect itself and the community against the increasing frequency of extreme weather due to climate change.
In New Orleans, Entergy Prepares for the Next Big One
Oct 05, 2012
The power utility Entergy (ETR), which serves 2.8 million customers along the Gulf Coast and in Arkansas, announced that it had developed a new framework to compensate landowners for preserving swamps as part of one of the more aggressive climate risk management plans in the country.