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News about Ceres, the real estate industry and sustainability issues like climate change, energy efficiency and water scarcity.
UN urges business leaders to double investment in green energy by 2020
Jan 27, 2016
The United Nations urged global business leaders on Wednesday to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn a year by 2020. Business leaders were challenged to act decisively to hasten the transition away from the fossil fuel economy.
500 Global Investors Managing Trillions Mobilize Action in Wake of Paris Climate Agreement
Jan 27, 2016
On the heels of the historic international climate agreement in Paris, more than 500 global investors gathered at the United Nations to begin mobilizing the trillions of dollars needed to catalyze the global clean energy transition.
Ceres President Applauds Historic International Climate Agreement in Paris
Dec 12, 2015
Ceres president Mindy Lubber issued a statement heralding the final international climate agreement announced in Paris.
Building and Real Estate Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change
Nov 20, 2015
As Paris readies for the COP21 International Climate talks, more than 53 building and real estate companies, including Thornton Tomasetti, Skanska and JLL, announced today that they have signed on to the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration, a business call to action that urges policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of tackling climate change.
Analyzing Climate Risk: Why Mandatory Reporting Matters
Sep 11, 2014
Fully incorporating all risks, including climate change, into the investment-decision-making process will have a tangible impact in shifting significant capital away from high-carbon emitters toward clean energy alternatives.
Gaining Enough Ground
May 12, 2014
Four years ago, Ceres and Sustainalytics produced a report that it called a roadmap for sustainability for the 21st century corporation, and noted that while there were pockets of leadership in sustainability, these pockets were surrounded by oceans of incrementalism that were insufficient to address the sustainability challenges confronting us.
Statement by Ceres President Mindy Lubber on the National Climate Assessment
May 06, 2014
"We simply can no longer afford to risk our children’s futures on the false hope that the vast majority of scientists are wrong."
Sister Patricia Daly, a Visionary Leader Dedicated to Environmental Justice, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award
Apr 30, 2014
Long-time shareholder advocate and executive director of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment, Sister Patricia Daly, OP has been awarded the sixth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets.
Are The 613 Largest U.S. Public Companies Actually Working On Sustainability?
Apr 30, 2014
Corporations are getting better at incorporating sustainability into their business structure, but not fast enough and not to the scale that the planet demands.
Ceres report: US corporate progress on sustainability remains incremental
Apr 30, 2014
The latest evidence that businesses are failing to grasp the need to restructure their business models comes from an analysis of 613 major publicly listed US companies, which represent three-quarters of the country's total stock market capitalisation.
Even oil companies don't want a 'roasted world'
Mar 25, 2014
When climate scientist Rosina Bierbaum speaks, her central theme is the "roasted world" -- a bleak picture of what the planet will probably look like if carbon pollution continues unchecked.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still Leaves a Painful Legacy
Mar 24, 2014
Exactly 25 years ago, 260,000 barrels of crude oil from the Exxon Valdez oil tanker inundated the frigid, fragile waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound.
Phil Angelides, a Leader in Shareholder Activism and Green Investment, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award
May 01, 2013
Phil Angelides has been awarded the fifth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made today, the first day of the annual Ceres Conference, which is running May 1-2 at The Fairmont in San Francisco, CA.
White House Chooses BICEP Companies Best Buy, Portland Trail Blazers for Clean Energy 'Better Buildings Challenge'
Jul 01, 2011
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago the 14 initial partners - including Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) companies Best Buy and the Portland Trail Blazers - that have committed to participating in the to the Better Buildings Challenge.
Al Gore, Levi’s and PG&E rally around sustainability
May 12, 2011
The two largest US pension funds have teamed with leading companies such Levi Strauss and Pacific Gas & Electric, and an Al Gore-founded investment firm, in a commitment to promote environmental sustainability and tackle climate change.