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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

INVESTORS CALL ON G20 NATIONS TO RATIFY PARIS AGREEMENT SWIFTLY AND EXPAND LOW CARBON & GREEN INVESTMENT

Aug 24, 2016

As leaders of the world’s largest economies prepare to attend the upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, 130 investors (with over $13 Trillion AUM) from a coalition of six organisations(1) have written to the G20 heads of state urging them to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement this year and call on G20 nations to double global investment in clean energy, tighten up climate disclosure mandates, develop carbon pricing and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.

Ceres Press Release

Ceres, Investors and Companies Celebrate Passage of California Climate Bill

Aug 23, 2016

The climate law, Senate Bill 32, extends the basic framework of the state’s current climate law, which runs until 2020, and sets new targets for greenhouse gas reductions by 2030 – specifically reducing GHG emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The current climate law, AB32, required the state to reach 1990 levels by 2020.

Ceres Press Release

Ceres Applauds Heavy Duty Truck Fuel Efficiency Rules

Aug 17, 2016
Stronger Standards Will Lead to Savings for Businesses While Dramatically Reducing Emissions

Ceres welcomed the final fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks that were released by federal and state agencies yesterday.

Blogs and Columns

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Ceres Q&A With Nancy Pfund: 'The progress we are making is undeniable'

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Aug 18, 2016

As part of a new Q&A series from our Clean Trillion campaign, we discussed clean energy investing with Nancy Pfund, founder and managing partner of DBL Partners.

Ceres

The SEC Must Improve Disclosure of Material and Emerging Sustainability Risks

by Jim CoburnCeres Posted on Aug 10, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is starting to take sustainability risks—and corporate reporting of those risks—seriously.The concept is straightforward: climate change, water scarcity, human and workers’ rights, and the ongoing global transition to a low carbon economy pose significant risks and opportunities to companies and the investors who own them.

Water Deeply

Why Passing Climate Legislation Is Good for California’s Water

by Kirsten JamesWater Deeply Posted on Aug 08, 2016

As every Californian knows by now, the state is in the fifth year of a drought, and this persistent imbalance of supply and demand in the water supply is likely the new norm. The good news is that many state leaders have woken up to this fact, and in recent years have been clearing some of the logjams around smart water management.

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.

Take Part

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

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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