Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Record Proxy Season as Shareholders Crank Up Climate Demands
Jul 08, 2010
- Pressure on US firms to develop climate change policies has reached record levels, according to new figures from ethical investor coalition Ceres showing that more than 100 climate and energy-related shareholder resolutions were filed during this year's proxy season.
$10 Trillion Investor Group to Act Big on Big Oil and Insurance
Jun 24, 2010
- The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), an investor coalition representing $10trn of assets, is planning to write to oil majors – as well as insurers and re-insurers – in the wake of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Rob Berridge, senior manager of investor programs at Ceres, said the INCR is currently drafting the letter.
Outdoor Operators Urge Senate to Pass Climate Legislation
Jun 15, 2010
- While our Senate leaders decide whether to begin debate this summer on the nation's first comprehensive climate change and energy legislation, businesses like ours in Montana and throughout the nation are concerned about the impacts of climate change on our $3 billion a year tourism and recreation economy.
EPA Vote: Momentum Builder?
Jun 13, 2010
- Last week, the Senate defeated a resolution by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to overturn EPA climate regulations. The result, which fell four votes short of passage, set off a barrage of statements from senators and interest groups saying the vote is – or is not – symbolic of how lawmakers would vote on comprehensive energy and climate legislation.
The Rise of the Climate Consultant
Jun 03, 2010
- Although the fate of climate legislation in the Senate is uncertain at best, some companies are snapping to attention because of a mix of federal action and historic weather calamities—the kind scientists say are likelier in a warmer world. Flooding in early May killed 30 people in the Southeast. The East Coast braved two "once-in-a-century" snowstorms in two months. This decade is the hottest in recorded history. Despite intense opposition, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with carbon regulations. And in February, the Securities & Exchange Commission urged public companies to disclose material risks from climate change.
Oil sands risks like slow-motion oil spill: report
May 17, 2010
- Some environmental risks of Canada's oil sands are similar to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill "but playing out in slow motion," the co-author of a report, by RiskMetrics Group on commission by Ceres, warning investors of the ecological, financial and social risks of oil sands development said on Monday.
Tar Sands Oil Extraction Spreading Rapidly
May 17, 2010
- The successful development of Canada's tar sands has triggered a rush by Shell and other oil companies to set up similar operations in Russia, Congo and even Madagascar. The revelations come just 24 hours before Shell's annual general meeting and on the day when Ceres launches its own survey warning that Canadian tar sands extraction could pose an even bigger risk than the U.S. rig disaster which has knocked $30bn (£20.6bn) off the value of BP.
BP's Environmental Record
May 09, 2010
- The Gulf of Mexico spill is one of many environmental disasters for BP. So why hasn't the company learned from past mistakes, and what should eco-friendly investors do with BP shares? BNN speaks with Andrew Logan, oil industry program director at Ceres.
A Push for Businesses to be Sustainable
May 09, 2010
- Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, talks with Kai Ryssdal about corporate responsibility and sustainability, and challenges companies might face to go green.
Betting on Change
Apr 29, 2010
- Is the planet really warming up? Just ask the corporations that stand to make—or lose—billions due to "climate exposure."
Democrats Press Obama on Climate
Apr 28, 2010
- Senate Democrats, business groups and environmentalists are pressuring President Barack Obama to break the climate change logjam — saying only his personal intervention can save splintering efforts to pass a bill this year.
Nike, eBay, and Other Companies Press Senate on Stalled Climate Bill As Negotiations Continue
Apr 28, 2010
- An array of companies including Nike, eBay, Levi Strauss and Starbucks on Wednesday pressed the Senate to get stalled climate and energy legislation “back on track.”
Green Business Leads People and Politicians
Apr 23, 2010
- As 40 years of Earth Days pass, it's interesting to note that it is the business community that has taken up the cause of climate change more than any other
Opinion: SEC's Climate Change Transparency
Apr 23, 2010
- Transparency is a cornerstone of our economy. For investors, that means being entitled to hear about the risks of an investment before making a long-term capital commitment. That’s why the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new climate change disclosure guidance is important.
Boston Proposes Wind Turbine That Could Power 800 Homes
Apr 22, 2010
- The city is proposing to build a wind turbine on Moon Island in Boston Harbor that could power as many as 800 homes and intends to use $2.8 million in federal grants to boost energy-efficiency programs. The plans are part of a larger effort by the city to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and better manage the effects of climate change.
Storms, Science, and Climate Change
Apr 17, 2010
- Mindy Lubber of Ceres provides a guest view on the weather events around the SouthCoast and New England, touching on how we need a new path after the economic shocks of recent years for our families, our country and our planet.
Massey Energy, West Virginia Mine Owner, Draws Scorn on Wall Street
Apr 07, 2010
- Massey Energy, owners of the West Virginia mine that exploded Monday, has drawn criticism for an array of safety violations and environmental issues over the years -- so much so that even some big Wall Street banks refuse to finance the Richmond, Virginia-based company.
Making Waves on Climate Change
Apr 01, 2010
- Sure, it’s early days for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new guidelines for climate-change risk disclosure, and they aren’t likely to have a big impact on the current reporting season since they were recently released. But that doesn’t mean companies can give the guidelines short shrift. In fact, the move signals that dealing with climate-change issues has officially become serious business for corporations in just about every industry.
Is Corporate America Our Best Hope Against Climate Change?
Mar 17, 2010
- One of the unexpected twists of the global climate change debate is that the roles of government and business have in many ways been reversed. To traditional greens, business was the enemy, polluting with impunity, and government was the hero, ready to restrain. That was the mindset of environmentalism's first great boom, when landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act gave Washington the power and the tools to begin cleaning up the country.
Md. Treasurer Kopp Discusses SEC Guidance on Corporate Climate Disclosure
Mar 15, 2010
- Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp explains why she believes information about climate-related risks is so critical for investors. She also gives her take on proposed legislation that seeks to nullify the SEC interpretive guidance.