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Ceres In The News

Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
The Daily Climate: Preparing insurers for a stormy future
Feb 16, 2012
Climate change will likely intensify storm surges, wildfires, drought and more, putting the insurance industry in an economic bind. Sharlene Leurig is working to find a more sustainable – and profitable – future.
GreenBiz: Ceres Shines a Light on the Power of Shareholder Proxy Votes
Feb 15, 2012
How do you get corporate sustainability goals to surpass the short-term, profit-focused mentality that's fundamental to publicly held enterprises? One successful tool is to turn that obstacle into a stepping stone.
New York Times: Three States to Require Insurers to Disclose Climate Change Response Plans
Feb 02, 2012
Insurance commissioners in California, New York and Washington State will require that companies disclose how they intend to respond to the risks their businesses and customers face from increasingly severe storms and wildfires, rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change, California’s commissioner said Wednesday.
The Globe and Mail: Economics biggest threat to embattled oil sands
Jan 19, 2012
Alberta’s embattled oil sands face well known risks from foreign radicals, movie stars, environmentalists and stalled pipelines projects. But there may be an even scarier threat: plain old economics.
Responsible Investor: US Pension funds report to INCR/UN summit on progress in climate investments
Jan 18, 2012
Unchecked carbon emissions, untapped investment opportunities and an unresponsive U.S. government were the recurrent themes of the day at the fifth Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on January 12.
Detroit Free Press: Detroit automakers have the technology, creativity for 54.5 mpg
Jan 18, 2012
On Tuesday, Washington will come to Detroit to talk about how many miles per gallon American drivers will soon be getting. Officials from the National Highway Transportation Administration and the EPA will hold a hearing on a proposal to require a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
GreenBiz.com: Clean Energy Makes Big Strides, but Just How Sustainable is the Growth?
Jan 18, 2012
Global investment in clean energy capacity expanded by 5 percent in 2011 to $260 billion. The growth comes despite the considerable drag from economic crisis in Europe and weak growth in the U.S. The new research, compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, was announced yesterday at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions.
Miami Herald: Investors see climate as opportunity to make money, create jobs
Jan 13, 2012
In the language of the 450 large institutional investors meeting at a conference here Thursday, climate change is a risk to avoid and also an opportunity to make a good return on investments.
Mercury News: Alan Salzman - Global investors see the future in clean energy
Jan 11, 2012
Global investors controlling tens of trillions of dollars will gather Thursday at United Nations headquarters to showcase investments in clean energy and energy efficiency solutions. There's a powerful narrative here: Even in the face of paralysis among governments, many in the private sector are moving ahead on energy and climate change innovation.
Bloomberg: Water Risk in Supply Chains Draws Investor Scrutiny
Jan 10, 2012
Most companies act as if the water they have today will be there tomorrow, says Brooke Barton, who runs water programs at Ceres, an environmental group in Boston that worked with Trillium and others to create an online checklist aimed at helping investors and companies assess efforts to manage water risk.
Sustainble Business Forum: The Eerie Quiet of the Insurance Industry
Jan 09, 2012
Dave Jones, California’s insurance commissioner, recently put it this way: “Climate change is an obvious physical threat to us all, but increasingly it also poses a serious financial threat to the insurance industry…” When extreme weather causes damage, insurers pay.
GreenBiz: Climate Risks, Insurance and the Next Financial Meltdown
Jan 04, 2012
According a September 2011 report from Ceres, the insurance industry has yet to fully recognize the risks posed by climate change...what Ceres describes as the industry's "sluggish and uneven response to the ever-increasing ripples from global climate change" threatens not just the insurance business but the stability of the global economy.
Toledo Blade: Climate-Change Voice of Reason is Gone
Dec 15, 2011
Toledo Blade Editorial Writer and Columnist Tom Henry discusses the late Dr. Paul Epstein's contributions to showing the impacts of climate change, and how organizations like Ceres are continuing his mission.
The Washington Post: 2011 Growth Aided by Smart Government Regulations
Dec 05, 2011
Jennifer V. Orgolini of New Belgium Brewing, a BICEP member, discusses the need for government regulations that promote stability and sustainability.
The Boston Globe: Bad Weather Policy — Insuring Against Climate Change
Nov 30, 2011
Environmentalists are not the only ones who worry as projections about climate change keep getting worse and worse. So do insurance companies, which feel the effects financially as the pace of climate-related disasters accelerates. It is telling that, even as some business groups oppose climate-change legislation in Washington, many of the companies with the most to lose from global warming are treating it as a reality - and pricing their products accordingly.
The Washington Post: Report - Climate Change Means More Frequent Droughts, Floods to Come
Nov 18, 2011
Climate change will make the drought and flooding events that have battered the United States and other countries in 2011 more frequent in years to come, forcing nations to rethink the way they cope with disasters, according to a new report the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued Friday.
Grist: Climate Change is Messing with Cocktail Hour
Nov 14, 2011
BICEP member Aspen Skiing Company's Vice President of Sustainability Auden Schendler discusses his concern about a new study by the Commonwealth of Kentucky reporting that global warming may affect weather patterns crucial to the bourbon aging process.
ClimateWire: U.S. utility programs result in widely varying levels of energy efficiency
Nov 10, 2011
A study of 50 electric utilities across the United States shows wide disparities between the amount of money invested in energy efficiency and how much energy those programs are saving.
The New York Times: Stone-Washed Blue Jeans (Minus the Washed)
Nov 08, 2011
From the cotton field in rural India to the local rag bin, a typical pair of blue jeans consumes 919 gallons of water during its life cycle, Levi Strauss & Company says, or enough to fill about 15 spa-size bathtubs. That includes the water that goes into irrigating the cotton crop, stitching the jeans together and washing them scores of times at home. The company wants to reduce that number any way it can, and not just to project environmental responsibility.
Forbes: Businesses' Water Risks Are Growing — Ceres Unveils New Management Tool
Oct 24, 2011
Forbes blogger Erica Gies discusses the importance of the new Ceres Aqua Gauge tool, which helps companies and investors assess and manage water risk.