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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses

Oct 22, 2014
Climate Change Responses Only Nine of 330 Insurers Get High Grades; The Hartford, Prudential, Munich Re and Allianz Are Among Top Scorers

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks.

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Ceres Press Release

Oregon Technology Companies Commit their Support for State Climate Change Policy

Sep 23, 2014
Intel, Elemental Technologies, Symantec, and eBay are among the 200+ Oregon Companies Calling for Action on Climate

Oregon’s technology companies, including Intel and Elemental Technologies, have joined the growing list of businesses that have signed onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, highlighting opportunities to spur local economic development and job creation while curbing carbon pollution.

Ceres Press Release

Kellogg Company Joins BICEP Coalition

Sep 19, 2014

Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) announced today that the American icon and inventor of Corn Flakes, Kellogg Company, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.

Blogs and Columns

National Geographic

Corn Belt Pollution: Louisiana Shrimp And Oysters Pay The Price

by Meg WilcoxNational Geographic Posted on Oct 21, 2014

Coastal Louisiana faces a complex web of environmental challenges from land loss, to declining fisheries, water quality problems and climate change.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Tackling The Oil Industry On Climate Change

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Sep 22, 2014

‘Protect our climate’ was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was ‘stop using fossil fuels.’

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

A Simple Equation For Closing The Clean Energy Gap

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Sep 19, 2014

There is an urgent need for an additional $1 trillion per year to be invested in clean energy over the next 36 years if the world is to avoid the potentially catastrophic environmental and economic impacts of climate change that scientists predict.

Press Clips

NPR

Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

NPR
Sep 22, 2014

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

InsideClimate News

Only $1 Trillion: Annual Investment Goal Puts Climate Solutions Within Reach

InsideClimate News
Sep 15, 2014

A two-year-old number is changing the way governments, companies and investors approach the fight against climate change: $1 trillion.

KUT.org

Why Closing a Power Plant Could Be Part of Austin's Water Solution

KUT.org
Sep 02, 2014

Last week, Austin's city council approved a plan to wean Austin off Decker Power Plant electricity, opting to shutter the plant to lower citywide carbon emissions. If that happens, the lake could serve as Austin’s new city reservoir.

Podcasts

Sourcing Conflict: The Link Between Human Rights and Corporate Supply Chains (Part One)

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

This three-part podcast series focuses on the ethics of supply chain management and the evolving impacts on human rights. This episode looks at a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring all companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose the origin of four key minerals—tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. Found in most consumer electronic devices, as well as the aerospace, automotive and heavy manufacturing sectors, these minerals contribute to ongoing political violence, illegal trafficking and devastating human rights violations in the DRC.

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Let's Get Physical: Identifying Physical Risks of Climate Change for Companies and Investors

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

Ceres, along with Oxfam America and Calvert Investments, released a new guide to help improve corporate disclosure and management of financial impacts of climate change and help investors make more informed investment decisions. This week, we speak with Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments about the new guide and what it means for companies and investors alike.

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Meet the Expert

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Mindy regularly speaks about corporate and investor sustainability issues to high-level leaders at the New York Stock Exchange, United Nations, World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, American Accounting Association, American Bar Association and more than 100 Fortune 500 firms. She has led negotiating teams of investors, NGOs and Fortune 500 company CEOs who have taken far-reaching positions on corporate practices to minimize carbon emissions, water use and other environmental impacts. She has briefed powerful corporate boards, from Nike to American Electric Power, on how climate change affects shareholder value.

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