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Press and Media

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Peyton Fleming, Communications Director
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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Ceres president Mindy Lubber statement on President-elect Trump's nominee for EPA Administrator

Dec 08, 2017

President-elect Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who fails to recognize the climate change threat, belittles the EPA and our most fundamental right to clean air and water, is not fit for the job. We need an EPA Administrator who respects the agency as well as the science underlying the EPA’s mission to protect public health. The new administrator must also recognize that a healthy environment is essential to a robust and growing economy.

Ceres Press Release

Major Investors Applaud Move to Stay the Course on GHG Rules

Nov 30, 2016
Auto industry, consumers and economy benefit from GHG standards

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would stay the course on 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for automobiles and light duty trucks, major investors released statements supporting the decision.

Ceres Press Release

Investors update guidance to strengthen engagement on climate risk with oil and gas companies

Nov 22, 2016

In a move designed to ensure oil and gas majors do far more to address the climate change challenge, global investors from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia have today published an updated second edition of their guide setting out the challenges facing the sector and investor expectations for how oil and gas companies must act to adapt their business strategies to a 2°C climate change pathway.

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Blogs and Columns

Ceres

Marrakech climate talks show there is no turning back on clean energy transition

by Sue ReidCeres Posted on Nov 22, 2016

As the tremendous economic and social costs of climate change continue to mount, and as the window of opportunity for stabilizing the climate shrinks fast, talks among country delegations, cities, states, companies, investors, labor leaders and civil society took on a renewed sense of urgency in accelerating forward.

Water Deeply

How Big Food Companies Are Committing to Sustainable Water

by Kirsten JamesWater Deeply Posted on Nov 16, 2016

The AgWater Challenge, a project of Ceres and the World Wildlife Fund, is helping food companies become leaders on water sustainability, writes Ceres’ Kirsten James.

Ceres

Businesses Renew Their Call to Increase Clean Energy Standards in Michigan

by Sarah TylerCeres Posted on Nov 14, 2016

Last week, while many were focused on the election, the Michigan Senate passed an energy package that has the potential to move clean energy forward in the state.

Press Clips

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.

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Air Pollution From Power Plants Is Dropping—and We’re Breathing Easier as a Result

Take Part
Jul 17, 2016

A new air pollution analysis published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Bank of America, and utilities Calpine, Exelon, and Entergy assesses emissions reported to the EPA in 2015 by the nation’s 100 largest producers of electricity.

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

Jim Coburn

Jim Coburn directs Ceres’ efforts to improve mandatory climate and sustainability risk disclosure by corporations. Drawing from his legal background, Jim helps to develop rules and guidance on reporting that strengthen corporate risk management practices and improve investor decisions. He most recently played an integral role in leading the initiative that resulted in the SEC’s issuance of groundbreaking climate disclosure guidance for corporations in 2010.

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