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Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Exxon Must Hold Shareholder Vote on Climate Change Resolutions, SEC Says
Mar 28, 2016
One measure calls on Exxon to take moral responsibility for climate change and adopt a policy to limit average global temperature increases. A second would compel the oil giant to explain how its business would be affected by the worldwide commitment to slowing climate change. They are among seven resolutions on global warming proposed for Exxon's May 25 annual meeting.
Why Levi’s Is Giving Away Its Trade Secrets
Mar 23, 2016
On World Water Day, blue-jean company Levi Strauss & Co. said it plans to reveal its strategies for reducing water use by 96 percent when making denim, so the tactics can be adopted by competitors across the industry.
Recycled water system to be put to test at development near Tracy
Mar 22, 2016
The White House recently issued a government-wide directive to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to drought, which it said “poses a serious and growing threat to the security and economies of communities nationwide.” To that end, 150 businesses and nonprofits will pledge $4 billion in private capital to improve water resiliency.
Legislation Looks to Improve Corporate Climate Disclosure
Mar 18, 2016
New legislation calls on the Securities and Exchange Commission to update its industry-specific reporting guides for oil, gas and mining companies to better reflect financial risks posed by climate change.
Shareholders Press Suncor on Climate Policy and Political Lobbying
Mar 17, 2016
Shareholders are pushing Canada’s dominant oilsands player to provide more detail on two sticky topics: its plans to thrive under tougher climate policy and its political lobbying.
How Nestlé Waters’ New CSO Balances Resource Management, Consumer Demand
Mar 14, 2016
These are tough times to be a chief sustainability officer of a bottled water company in the US, operating in many regions facing water scarcity and drought, making water an increasingly limited — and valuable — resource. This is the situation that Nelson Switzer finds himself in, as the newly appointed vice president and chief sustainability officer of Nestlé Waters North America.
Warren Buffett Is Wrong About Climate Change
Feb 29, 2016
In an annual letter to investors in his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet fought back against a proposed shareholder resolution demanding his insurance subsidiaries measure and disclose the risks that climate change poses to their business and how the company is responding to the threat.
In Exxon's Latest Annual Report, It's Business as Usual on Climate Change
Feb 26, 2016
ExxonMobil's annual report to stockholders this year may be more noteworthy for what the fossil fuel giant didn't say about global warming than for what it did say. In the document's legally mandated discussion of risks to the business, Exxon didn't disclose that the New York State attorney general is investigating whether the company violated shareholder and consumer protection statutes in its communications about climate change over almost four decades.
Shareholders Ask the SEC: Stop ExxonMobil’s Attempts To Block Climate Resolutions
Feb 26, 2016
Now is just not a good time to be ExxonMobil. Five shareholders, led by New York state’s comptroller, asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to reject the oil giant’s plan to block a climate change shareholder resolution. Filed in December, the shareholder resolution requests that by 2017 Exxon publish an “annual assessment of long-term portfolio impacts of public climate change policies.”
Exxon Digs In Against Shareholder Pressure to Address Climate Change
Feb 25, 2016
ExxonMobil has challenged a shareholder resolution that calls for the company to show how its business will be affected by the global commitment to dramatically slow global warming. The resolution—filed by the New York State comptroller's office and four co-filers—also seeks an explanation of how Exxon will address those impacts.
The Climate Summit of Money
Feb 24, 2016
The Investor Summit was, in essence, the Climate Summit of Money, and the question being posed was how to finance the clean-energy transition that Paris promised—a transition that scientists and economists agree must happen quickly if the world is to avert the worst economic impacts of climate change—within the strictures of fiduciary duty.
New York asks SEC to force climate vote onto Exxon proxy
Feb 24, 2016
New York state's comptroller and four other Exxon Mobil shareholders asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week to force the oil producer to include a climate change resolution in its annual shareholder proxy, according to a filing seen by Reuters.
Investors Ask SEC to Reject Exxon's Attempt to Silence Questions on Climate Change
Feb 24, 2016
Investors, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Church of England’s investment fund, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reject ExxonMobil’s plan to block a shareholder proposal for information on how the company will be impacted by public policies seeking to rein in climate change.
Here’s Some Other Big News From Apple You Probably Missed
Feb 19, 2016
Amid the hullabaloo surrounding Apple's decision to oppose a court order to help the FBI glean data from iPhones in a criminal investigation, you may have missed another big announcement from the company. The company issued a package of bonds worth $1.5 billion for projects related to clean energy, the largest "green bond" ever issued by a corporation.
Supreme Court thumbs its nose at a clean energy future
Feb 12, 2016
The Supreme Court's stay of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is not the final blow to the Obama administration’s climate change policy, but it seems directly aimed at tarnishing the president’s environmental legacy. The ruling virtually guarantees that, even if the plan survives court challenges, it will be up to the next president to implement it — or ignore it.
What does the green economy need from the Financial Stability Board climate task force?
Feb 11, 2016
Experts offer new task force seven ideas on how best to increase corporate transparency on climate-related risks.
Bloomberg climate risk initiative targets secret polluters
Feb 09, 2016
Set up on the sidelines of the COP21 Paris talks last December, the Financial Stability Board-backed initiative met for the first time this week. In just over a month, it releases its initial findings.
Show Me The Green: Why Climate Risk Disclosure Is Key To Meeting Climate Goals
Feb 09, 2016
“When we did the first investor summit on climate risk in 2003, discussions about climate change as a financial risk and a fiduciary issue was a strange notion. Today, there is no question this is one of the largest financial risks of our time,” Mindy S. Lubber, President of Ceres, told CleanTechnica.
Meet the Top 15 Female Climate Champions
Feb 05, 2016
Women, particularly those in developing countries, are on the frontlines of a changing climate. Extreme weather events, deforestation and loss of biodiversity threaten their survival and that of their families. Learn the stories and successes of dynamic women who are at all levels of climate policy.
Where Does The Carbon Come From?
Feb 04, 2016
The Paris Agreement has targets to hold the global average temperature to below 2°C, with a commitment to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C. Achieving this goal will require dramatic reductions in GHGs, renewable energy, and methods for capturing carbon — but where does the carbon come from?