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Press and Media

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Peyton Fleming, Communications Director
Tel: 617-247-0700 ext 120
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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Major investors caution against weakening MPG rules

Sep 22, 2016
Auto industry, consumers and economy benefit from strong fuel economy standards

As the comment period closes on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Technical Assessment Report released by federal and state agencies, major investors are releasing statements in favor of strong fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Ceres Press Release

Statement by Ceres President, Mindy S. Lubber on White House Announcement to Call for Ambitious Amendment to Montreal Protocol

Sep 22, 2016

Ceres congratulates the White House for its leadership in calling for the increased phase down of HFC’s (hydrofluorocarbons) through the Montreal Protocol. The HFC phase down amendment is one of the most important ways that the world can deliver on the vital goals of the Paris Agreement by avoiding up to 0.5 C of warming by the end of the century.

Ceres Press Release

General Motors’ Commitment to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Demonstrates Clear Leadership in Helping Secure a Clean Energy Future

Sep 14, 2016

Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber in response to General Motors’ announcement that it will join the RE100 initiative, with a commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy sourcing for its global operations by 2050.

Blogs and Columns

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Backing Clean Power Plan Will Accelerate The Clean Energy Future

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Sep 22, 2016

While legal experts are debating EPA’s Clean Power Plan in Washington next Tuesday, the U.S. business community is galloping ahead on the clean energy future.

Know the Chain

10 Steps Companies Can Take To Address Child and Forced Labor

by Amy AugustineKnow the Chain Posted on Sep 09, 2016

As we march past Labor Day and into the classroom, we are reminded of an essential component for building a global sustainable economy: protecting the human rights of workers.

GreenBiz.com

Getting boards on board with sustainability

by Veena RamaniGreenBiz.com Posted on Sep 07, 2016

Despite growing evidence that environmental and social issues affect corporate bottom lines, Ceres research has shown that corporate directors at most major U.S. companies are not engaging on these issues in ways that are effective and meaningful. While many of these companies have sustainability programs, only a few companies consider these issues to be "board relevant."

Press Clips

Wall Street Journal

SEC Probes Exxon Over Accounting for Climate Change

Wall Street Journal
Sep 20, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how Exxon Mobil Corp. values its assets in a world of increasing climate-change regulations, a probe that could have far-reaching consequences for the oil and gas industry.

Environmental Leader

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Environmental Leader
Aug 04, 2016

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works as evidenced by a micro-experiment among Northeastern states.

Environmental Leader

Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress

Environmental Leader
Jul 19, 2016

Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025.

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

Dan Bakal

Dan oversees Ceres’ electric power and coal research, shareholder engagement, and furthers the understanding of environmental risks, with a particular focus on climate risk. He works closely with Ceres coalition members, including environmental, investor, labor and public interest groups, to engage in dialogues with electric power companies, which often involve a comprehensive review of environmental policies, performance, and disclosure practices.

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