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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Oregon Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change

Jul 15, 2014
"Tackling climate change is of America's greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century"

Over 70 Oregon businesses, including Adidas, eBay, Moda Health, NIKE, Inc. and Portland Trailblazers today issued a joint declaration calling for state action on climate change.

Ceres Press Release

New Web Tool Provides Easy Access to SEC Climate Change Disclosure from 3,000 Public Companies

Jun 30, 2014
First-of-its-kind tool simplifies analysis of key climate issues facing companies

Ceres and CookESG Research today launched a free, easy to use web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, which issued formal climate disclosure guidance in 2010.

Ceres Press Release

New Analysis: America’s Largest Companies are Jumping on Clean Energy Bandwagon and Saving More Than $1 Billion a Year

Jun 19, 2014
Recent corporate renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction efforts equivalent to retiring 15 coal-fired power plants

The nation’s largest companies are leaving Washington gridlock on climate change behind and rapidly embracing renewable energy sourcing and greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts, according to a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres, David Gardiner & Associates, and World Wildlife Fund.

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Blogs and Columns

National Geographic

Does Water Conservation Have To Be The Enemy Of Financial Stability?

by Sharlene LeurigNational Geographic Posted on Jul 16, 2014

Pricing is a powerful tool for shaping behavior, including water use. Recognizing the power of pricing, more water utilities are adopting water rates designed to encourage customers to conserve.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Risky Business Ups The Ante On Climate Change

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Jun 24, 2014

When Tom Steyer and Robert Rubin joined me on the stage for Ceres’ 6th Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations to discuss the economic impacts of climate change, it was immediately clear that I was in the company of two businessmen who truly understood the essential role that financial leaders must play in the global transition to a low-carbon economy.

Huffington Post

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

by Mindy LubberHuffington Post Posted on Jun 19, 2014

Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.

Press Clips

The Charlotte Observer

Carbon producers can meet EPA's limits as they have in the past

The Charlotte Observer
Jul 10, 2014

Nothing in past experience, or the power sector's current preparedness, suggests that the nation's electric system is at risk or that rates will spike when EPA carbon-reducing limits for power plants go into effect. Quite the contrary: cutting carbon from the electric sector is a vital step forward in creating a sustainable economy in a warming world.

Bloomberg News

Is Climate a Material Risk? Here’s What Companies Are Really Reporting

Bloomberg
Jun 30, 2014

How many companies think climate change will have a material impact on their business? Not too many, apparently. Roughly half of the 3,000 biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. say mum’s the word, reporting zilch in their annual filings to U.S. regulators.

USA Today

Sprint CEO talks consolidation, corporate responsibility

USA Today
Jun 19, 2014

Sprint's focus now is really about "simplicity, value and innovation," Hesse said, adding that he and his management team are working hard to run a more conscious and environmentally friendly company.

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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