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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Business & financial sectors converge at COP21

Nov 25, 2015
Companies & investors join with Ceres in urging strong climate change leadership in Paris

Dozens of major companies and investors from across the United States will be joining the nonprofit sustainability group Ceres at the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris in support of a strong global climate deal that will accelerate the shift to a low-carbon, clean energy economy.

Ceres Press Release

The CEOs of Coca-Cola, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Hershey’s and PepsiCo Join Food & Beverage Call for Climate Action

Nov 24, 2015
On the Eve of COP21, 14 Global Food and Beverage CEOs Send Joint Letter Appealing to Policymakers to Act on Climate Change

With key international climate negotiations one week away, the chief executive officers of Coca-Cola, The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Hershey’s and PepsiCo announce today that they’ve joined with ten of their peers in signing a joint letter to U.S. and world leaders urging governments to forge a robust international climate agreement in Paris.

Climate Bonds Initiative

International Consultation Opens on Water Climate Bond Standard

Nov 23, 2015
Future Guidance for Water Investments Takes Shape

The Climate Bonds Initiative and consortium partners Ceres, World Resources Institute, CDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation have released for public comment, the world’s first standard for low carbon and climate resilient water bonds. The proposed Water Climate Bond Standard will bring a focus on vulnerability assessment and climate mitigation and adaptation planning to the fixed income space. It will allow investors to easily prioritise projects that are seriously considering their climate impacts and climate resilience.

Blogs and Columns

Huffington Post

Exxon's Handling of Climate Change Raises Questions About Board Oversight at Oil Giant

by Mindy LubberHuffington Post Posted on Nov 17, 2015

Corporate boards and the critical oversight function they play have come to the fore over the last year. You don't need to look any further than the scandal roiling ExxonMobil to understand the high stakes at play.


World Bank Climate Envoy Delivers Powerful Message on Coming Low-Carbon Revolution

by Peyton FlemingEcoWatch Posted on Nov 12, 2015

The World Bank’s Rachel Kyte is a whirling dervish these days in advance of key international climate change negotiations. She recently made a stop at the University of Massachusetts-Boston to share her optimism that a big climate breakthrough is possible next month in Paris.


How Institutional Investors Can Alleviate Climate Change While Boosting the Global Economy

by Peyton FlemingEnsia Posted on Nov 11, 2015

Institutional investors like to call themselves global investors, but when it comes to global clean energy financing that’s hardly the case. Pension funds, insurance companies and other investors manage trillions of dollars, but precious few of those dollars are being invested in renewable energy projects in developing countries — a key linchpin in curbing carbon pollution to avoid catastrophic global warming.

Press Clips

The Conversation

Paris climate summit: why more women need seats at the table

The Conversation
Nov 20, 2015

Women, particularly those in developing countries, are on the frontlines of a changing climate. Extreme weather events, deforestation and loss of biodiversity threaten their survival and that of their families. Yet, when confronted with social and economic exclusion, women’s vulnerabilities remain hidden and their voices quiet.


New York AG mulls widening effect from Peabody climate settlement

Nov 13, 2015

The New York state attorney general's office, which told Peabody Energy this week to give investors more details about how its sales would suffer from measures to curb global warming, is now mulling whether the tactic it used with the coal firm could be applied to companies beyond the energy sector.

Mother Jones

One of the World’s Largest Coal Companies Misled Investors About Climate Change Risk, Investigation Finds

Mother Jones
Nov 09, 2015

In the midst of the ExxonMobil investigation, the NY State Attorney General released investigation results that found one of the world's largest coal companies had misled the public and its shareholders about the risks climate change could pose to its bottom line.


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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