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Tel: 617-247-0700 ext 120
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Press Releases

Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change

Oct 27, 2014
Companies call it one of Washington’s greatest economic opportunities

Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy.

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.

Blogs and Columns

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Climate-Savvy Investing: Insurance Sector Is Ignoring Risks & Rewards

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Oct 29, 2014

Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry – which is on the frontlines of climate change – is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.

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.’

Press Clips

The New York Times

A Retreat From Weather Disasters

The New York Times
Oct 21, 2014

Today, from Florida to Delaware, property insurance near the water is becoming harder and harder to find.


Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

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.


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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