Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Disclosing Financial Climate-Change Risks
Feb 08, 2010
- Legendary House Speaker Sam Rayburn ushered in the 1933 Truth in Securities Act in the grim depths of the Great Depression. It was based on the principle that the purchase and sale of securities should be an honest bargain, and disclosure its cornerstone.
Climate Change and the S.E.C. (Editorial)
Jan 30, 2010
- There were predictable howls after the Securities and Exchange Commission told publicly held companies they should warn investors of any potential effects from climate change on their bottom lines
S.E.C. Adds Climate Risk to Disclosure List
Jan 27, 2010
- The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday for the first time that public companies should warn investors of any serious risks that global warming might pose to their businesses.
Davos Business Leaders Urge Global Support for Copenhagen Accord
Jan 27, 2010
- With a flurry of submissions to the Copenhagen Accord expected over the next few days, business groups signal their support for ambitious emission targets. Some of the world's most powerful businesses have today called on world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos to embrace the Copenhagen Accord and use it to spur a "race to the top" that would see national, state and municipal governments compete to take more ambitious action to tackle climate change.
After Copenhagen, Getting Business into Green Tech
Jan 15, 2010
- This was the fourth Investor Summit on Climate Risk, occurring after Copenhagen, before the U.S. Senate begins its real work on climate legislation this year and just as investors begin to climb out of the recession. Investors, especially large-scale institutional funds that need to worry about the long term, are ready to bet on cutting carbon — but impatient.
Investors urge governments to take immediate action on climate change
Jan 14, 2010
- Over 450 investors controlling $13tn of assets yesterday urged world governments to pre-empt an international climate change treaty and take immediate action on global warming, or risk losing the opportunity to establish a clean and sustainable low-carbon economy
White House Will Press Ahead With Climate Bill, U.S. Negotiator Tells Investors
Jan 14, 2010
- U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern today urged nations that signed the Copenhagen Accord to submit their greenhouse gas emissions-reduction targets and to hammer out details critical to implementing the broad agreement.
Does Your Money Manager Worry About Climate Change Risk? The Odds Are 50-50
Jan 07, 2010
- Most money managers overseeing trillions of dollars in investments are ignoring many risks that climate change poses to the assets they operate for corporations, governments and other institutions, according to a new analysis.
Most money managers ignore climate risk to profit
Jan 06, 2010
- In a survey of asset managers, almost three quarters said they don't take into account global warming when analyzing a company, Ceres, whose investors have $8.5 trillion under management, said today in a report. Almost half said climate change isn't relevant to their investment decisions.
Top companies urge Congress to go green
Nov 19, 2008
- November 19, 2008 (Seattle P-I) – A group of companies including Starbucks, Nike and Sun Microsystems has banded together to urge Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and promote investment in renewable energy. The companies on Wednesday announced a partnership with Boston-based Ceres, a national network of environmental advocates and investors, which will lobby on energy policy.
Corporations team up on climate fight
Nov 19, 2008
- November 19, 2008 (Marketplace) – Corporate leaders are banding together to push Congress for more aggressive green mandates, from renewable energy to a stricter cap and trade system. Sarah Gardner reports what else the new coalition, BICEP, is pushing.
Exxon Mobil Stalls on Warming (OpEd)
Jul 08, 2007
- Shareholders sent a strong message at Exxon Mobil Corp.'s recent annual meeting that they're unhappy with the company's lackluster response to global warming. Spurred by repeated rejections by the company's board to discuss the issue and unimpressed by its new Corporate Citizenship Report, shareholders owning $121 billion of company stock demanded at the spring meeting that the company take climate change seriously and set greenhouse gas reduction goals.