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Ceres In The News

Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Washington’s Top Firms Silent On Climate Risks Despite SEC Rule
Sep 26, 2013
Most publicly held companies — including some of the biggest companies in Washington — aren’t informing investors of the risks they face from climate change.
We signed the Climate Declaration — and your firm should, too
Aug 20, 2013
In May, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. became the first major Chicago company to sign the Climate Declaration, a call for a coordinated effort to combat climate change. Becoming a signatory is more than just words — it underscores our view that climate change is a serious global challenge that represents a major economic opportunity in terms of energy savings.
Two New States to Require Climate Risk Survey; More Companies Must Now Respond
Aug 13, 2013
Connecticut and Minnesota regulators have decided to join California, New York and Washington in requiring insurers to respond to a survey on climate change.
Exclusive: Bakken flaring burns more than $100 million a month
Jul 29, 2013
Oil drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields are allowing nearly a third of the natural gas they drill to burn off into the air, with a value of more than $100 million per month, according to a study to be released on Monday.
Insurance Coverage Crossroads: The Insurance Industry Appears Largely Unprepared to Weather Risks of Climate Change
Jul 08, 2013
Data is now confirming that warming of the atmosphere and oceans is playing a direct role in the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events. According to a recent report by Ceres, many insurers are unprepared to weather these changes.
Ceres urges institutional investors to promote sustainability
Jun 27, 2013
Pension funds and other asset owners, along with their money managers, need to transform their investment process to promote sustainability in the economy.
Alberta’s Oil Sands Raise Flaring Emissions as Rules Lag
Jun 18, 2013
In the farming country of northwest Alberta, heavy oil wells are becoming more common than cattle and combines. Along with money and jobs, the boom has brought smells and fumes that are adding to the greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oil sands.
Fracking Can Strain U.S. Water Supplies
Jun 17, 2013
As the level of hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in the U.S. has intensified in recent years, much of the public concern has centered on fears that underground water supplies could be contaminated. But in some parts of the country, worries are also growing about fracking’s effect on water supply, as the water-intensive process stirs competition for the resources already stretched thin by drought or other factors.
Betsy Blaisdell: A federal green energy policy everyone can support
Jun 06, 2013
Our daily livelihoods depend on the outdoors. And we’re worried. We see the effects of climate change — not only in our surroundings, but in our potential revenues.
Improving Management of Deepwater Oil Drilling Risks
Jun 05, 2013
BP has borne the costs of the Macondo deepwater drilling accident, but it is not the only firm exposed to risk. Institutional investors are using multiple strategies to find how companies involved in offshore drilling are assessing and managing the risks from deepwater drilling.
Investor Group Proposes ESG Disclosure Rules
May 13, 2013
The Ceres-led Investor Network on Climate Risk has proposed that companies listed on US and global stock exchanges be required to include a series of environmental, social and governance sustainability disclosures in their annual financial filings.
Sustainable Profits: Managerial Failure Vs. Visionary Leadership
May 13, 2013
Sustainability advocacy organization Ceres held its annual conference in San Francisco last week, and it was full of thought-provoking presentations and conversations about sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) opportunities and challenges.
GISR launches principles for rating the raters
May 09, 2013
Currently, more than 100 sustainability ratings, ranking and indices evaluate the performance of more than 10,000 companies, using more than 2,000 different indicators. The idea that this cacophony could be harmonized has long been an unattainable dream for companies.
Heeding Sandy’s Lessons, Before the Next Big Storm
May 09, 2013
It has been six months since Hurricane Sandy redrew the northern Mid-Atlantic coastline with its record storm surge and strong winds, paralyzing New York City for days, all the while offering a disturbing preview of what future storms may do to other coastal locations as sea levels continue to rise.
As Oil and Gas Drilling Competes for Water, One New Mexico County Says No
May 09, 2013
In drought-plagued New Mexico, water is gold. And this week, Mora County in the northern part of the state took a firm stand to protect its precious liquid: it banned all oil and gas extraction from county lands.
Insuring Against Heavy Weather
May 08, 2013
Insurance premiums are on the rise as extreme weather events take their toll. It's as a result, they say, of climate change. But is insurance, and business generally, doing enough to prepare for the tougher storms yet to come?
Nearly half of fracking happens in places short on water
May 08, 2013
Hydraulic fracturing uses large amounts of pressurized water — mixed with sand and chemicals — to crack subterranean rocks and release oil or natural gas. Up to 10 million gallons of water can go into a single well. And according to a new study, it’s happening in many places where water supplies are already stretched perilously thin.
Spread of Hydrofracking Could Strain Water Resources in West, Study Finds
May 08, 2013
The rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing to retrieve once-inaccessible reservoirs of oil and gas could put pressure on already-stressed water resources from the suburbs of Fort Worth to western Colorado.
Nike, EMC, Ikea and other biz giants urge U.S. climate action
Apr 17, 2013
Some of the world's largest businesses have called on America's political leaders to urgently accelerate efforts to build a greener economy.
US companies issue declaration urging government to act on climate change
Apr 12, 2013
US companies are flipping the script: instead of lobbying government to relax (or even gut) environmental regulation, a corporate group is urging Washington to enact strong policy aimed at curbing climate change.