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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Symantec, Levi Strauss & Co., Mars, Dignity Health, and Autodesk Join Dozens of Companies Supporting California’s Sweeping Climate Change Bills

Aug 25, 2015

With barely two weeks left in the state legislative session, more than two-dozen California companies today announced their support for two major climate bills – SB 32 and SB 350.

Ceres Press Release

Leading Global Investors Urge Food and Beverage Companies to Better Manage Water Risks

Aug 19, 2015
Investors Managing $2.6 Trillion Send Letters to 15 Companies with Poor Risk Disclosure and Management

Amid growing concerns over escalating water scarcity and pollution risks, more than 60 leading North American and European institutional investors sent joint letters to 15 food and beverage companies calling for increased water risk management and disclosure practices.

Ceres Press Release

Investors Applaud EPA’s Methane Emissions Rule

Aug 18, 2015

Ceres and members of its $13 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk applauded the EPA’s announcement today of draft rules to address and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry – the largest industrial source of methane emissions in the U.S.

Blogs and Columns

Ceres

Cutting Big Truck Pollution Cuts Costs

by Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Program Ceres Posted on Aug 07, 2015

As we celebrate the release of EPA’s historic Clean Power Plan for power plants, let’s not lose sight of another critical source of carbon pollution that’s up for cutting now: transportation emissions.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Why Corporate America is Supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Aug 03, 2015

Today, as I joined President Obama at the White House and looked on as EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy issued the agency’s final Clean Power Plan rule, I found myself reflecting on how much has changed in the past 25 years

Ceres

Banana Republic’s Windows Campaign Connects The Water Drops in California

“Water conservation” has become the state motto in California as the epic drought continues to sap the region. Banana Republic wants to raise awareness around sustainability as a small, but important step forward to be more conscious about the environmental impact we all have in our daily lives.

Press Clips

San Francisco Chronicle

Food industry needs to step up on responsible groundwater use

San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 24, 2015

Californians are all too familiar with what happens when water is not treated as the precious resource it is. But most of us are unaware of the enormous power we have through our day-to-day purchases, social media campaigns and petition drives to push food companies to take more responsibility in protecting global water supplies.

Governing

How to Conserve Water Without Bankrupting Water Utilities

Governing
Aug 12, 2015

The more water people save, the more money utilities lose. But new pricing models could change that.

Ensia

It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa

Ensia
Aug 05, 2015

The math for Africa’s clean energy future is adding up. Solar lamps are spreading like fireflies across Ghana. A first-of-its-kind solar farm in Rwanda is providing electricity for 15,000 rural homes. Utility-scale solar and wind projects are being built in Morocco and Kenya.

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

Sharlene Leurig

Sharlene directs the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program at Ceres, a national nonprofit helping institutional investors to integrate sustainability into the capital markets. With Ceres, she works with water service providers to build business models that are resilient to weather extremes, climate change and resource depletion.

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