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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Ceres Statement on Exxon and Chevron Shareholder Votes

May 25, 2016

Today’s strong votes at Exxon and Chevron send a powerful message that investors see climate change as a material financial risk, which underscores the ongoing momentum post-Paris and urgency to prepare for a low-carbon transition.

Ceres Press Release

Global Food and Beverage Companies Call On House Lawmakers For Urgent Action On Climate Change

May 25, 2016
Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Kellogg Company, Mars Incorporated, PepsiCo, Stonyfield, Unilever to highlight impact of climate change on their supply chains

In the wake of the Earth Day signing of the historic global climate agreement, more than a half-dozen leading food and beverage companies converged on Capitol Hill to press U.S. House lawmakers for federal action on climate change.

Ceres Press Release

New Ceres Report: U.S. insurance sector heavily invested in fossil fuel sectors, despite growing awareness of climate change risks

May 24, 2016
Northwestern Mutual, AIG, Lincoln National and State Farm among insurance groups with largest oil & gas holdings

Many leading U.S. insurance groups are significantly invested in oil & gas and other fossil fuel industries, even as these sectors face growing pressure from the global clean energy transition and physical impacts associated with climate change, according to a first-of-its-kind report announced today.

Blogs and Columns

Water Deeply

Recycled Water Key to California’s Water Security

by Kirsten JamesWater Deeply Posted on May 25, 2016

Recycled water could play a major role in helping to secure a more sustainable water future for California, but the state needs to take some key steps to move implementation along quicker. Polls indicate that the public is ready.

Ceres

The Reality Behind Exxon's Claims on Item 12

by Shanna ClevelandCeres Posted on May 19, 2016

See Ceres' point-by-point response to a shareholder letter sent by ExxonMobil's Vice President of Investor Relations and Secretary, Jeffrey J. Woodbury.

GreenBiz.com

A 2020 roadmap for corporate sustainability

by Mindy LubberGreenBiz.com Posted on May 16, 2016

Plotting a company’s future is never a static process. Circumstances shift. Technologies change. Trends accelerate. This is surely the case as global businesses grapple with sustainability pressures like climate change, water risks and human rights challenges. Just as the urgency and complexity of these threats are increasing, operating environments for businesses are also changing dramatically. That’s why we recently announced updated Ceres Roadmap expectations calling for accelerated action on key issues.

Press Clips

Mashable

Climate resolutions get unusually high levels of support from Exxon, Chevron shareholders

Mashable
May 25, 2016

For years, shareholders have put forward resolutions to try to encourage oil giants to consider the impacts of global warming in their business plans. On Wednesday, climate-related resolutions received by far their highest level of support on record in the history of Exxon and Chevron.

International Business Times

Exxon, Chevron Face Unprecedented Investor Pressure Over Climate Change Disclosure

International Business Times
May 24, 2016

A month after world leaders came together to sign the historic Paris Agreement, cementing a promise to keep the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, a record number of shareholder groups have backed proposals that would require Exxon Mobil and Chevron to say how they would adjust to that reality.

Bloomberg News

Energy Bet of $459 Billion Seen as Overlooked Risk for Insurers

Bloomberg
May 24, 2016

U.S. insurers are risking financial stability by holding $459 billion of energy-related investments without considering the “broad and deep” threat that climate change poses to the assets.

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

Carol Lee Rawn

Carol Lee Rawn directs the Transportation Program at Ceres. She currently works with investors and companies to advance sustainable transportation policies. She is an environmental attorney with over twenty years of experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies, companies, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of environmental issues.

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