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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

New Ceres Report Aims to Improve Investor Practices on Global Water Risks

Mar 10, 2015

Amid growing concerns about water scarcity and other global sustainability risks, the nonprofit group Ceres today released a new report designed to help global investors improve their analysis and decision-making on such issues.

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Ceres Press Release

Beer Companies Join Call for Action on Climate Change

Mar 10, 2015
Sierra Nevada, New Belgium Brewery and Guinness Join Dozens of Brewers Who Say Climate Change is one of the “Greatest Economic Opportunities of the 21st Century”

New Belgium Brewery, Guinness, Smuttynose Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery join dozens of brewers in announcing today they’ve signed the Climate Declaration, a business call to action that urges policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of tackling climate change.

Ceres Press Release

General Mills, Driscoll’s, Coca-Cola & KB Home Launch Business Campaign Urging Bolder Strategies To Conserve Water

Mar 05, 2015
Wide-Ranging Companies Bridge Traditional State Water Divides with Collaborative, Solutions-Oriented “Connect the Drops” Campaign

As California’s devastating drought enters its fourth year, and farmers face a second consecutive year with reduced surface water supplies, a diverse coalition of global businesses with significant supply chains or operations in California today announced Connect the Drops, a new campaign urging aggressive measures to maximize California's local and state water resources.

Blogs and Columns

Ceres

How Green is that Bond?

by Peter Ellsworth, Senior Manager, Investor Programs Ceres Posted on Mar 23, 2015

On Friday, March 13, the Wall Street Journal published an article that noted how a university parking garage in Massachusetts was financed by a bond that was labeled “green.” The reporter wondered how that could be considered a proper “green” project. He wasn’t the only one.

General Mills

Connect the Drops on water conservation

by Ellen SilvaGeneral Mills Posted on Mar 06, 2015

Water is essential to human life … and to running our business. In fact, our sustainability work centers on protecting and conserving the natural resource base on which our business depends. Water is at the top of the “most critical natural resources to our business list.”

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Citi's $100 Billion Downpayment On Clean Energy Future

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Feb 20, 2015

Knowing the world needs to invest an additional trillion dollars per year into clean energy by 2030 might sound daunting. This week, however, we saw a down payment on that clean energy future we so desperately need: a new $100 billion environmental finance initiative announced by one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Citigroup.

Press Clips

Levi Strauss & Co. Unzipped

Levi Strauss & Co.: Connecting the Drops With Your Jeans

Unzipped
Mar 17, 2015

Levi Strauss & Co. recently joined Ceres’ “Connect the Drops” campaign to show our support for the importance of water conservation in California. As a company, we’re committed to increasing awareness around this critical issue. That’s why, after undertaking a new Product Lifecycle Assessment (LCA), we’ve announced a new campaign to educate consumers about the environmental impact of their jeans.

The Californian

Driscoll’s leading charge for change in water policies

The Californian
Mar 06, 2015

Driscoll’s berry company announced its involvement in “Connect the Drops,” a campaign that combines the voices of diverse companies into a single call to action demanding bolder water management policies and solutions for California.

Union Tribune San Diego

Business coalition forms in response to California drought

San Diego Union-Tribune
Mar 05, 2015

A coalition of businesses including The Coca-Cola Company and Gap Inc. announced Thursday it is backing Gov. Jerry Brown's call for conservation in drought-stricken California.

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

Andrew Logan

Since joining Ceres in 2002, Andrew has launched and directs two program areas for the organization. The first focuses on working with investors to engage the oil sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, biodiversity and water. Andrew's second area of focus is the insurance sector, particularly the role that insurers could play in encouraging solutions to climate change.

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