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Peyton Fleming, Communications Director
Tel: 617-247-0700 ext 120
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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Statements from Companies and Investors in Support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Feb 11, 2016

Over 365 businesses and investors support the Clean Power Plan. Hear what some of these leaders have to say.

Ceres Press Release

Statement from Ceres president Mindy Lubber regarding yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling temporarily staying EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Feb 10, 2016

Ceres strongly disagrees with the Supreme Court's decision to stay the Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds. Over 365 businesses and investors support the Clean Power Plan and they're backing their words with deeds.

Ceres Press Release

New report: $12.1 trillion must be invested in new renewable power generation over next 25 years to limit climate change

Jan 29, 2016
Industry is “poised for rapid growth,” especially in emerging markets

To reach the level of investment in new renewable power generation needed to avert dangerous climate change, $12.1 trillion of investment will be needed over the next 25 years, which is $5.2 trillion above business-as-usual projections, a new report by Ceres and Bloomberg New Energy Finance concludes.

Blogs and Columns

EcoWatch

Linking Investors to Renewable Energy Opportunities in Emerging Markets Is Key to COP21 Success

by Peyton FlemingEcoWatch Posted on Feb 10, 2016

Some of the ingredients for catalyzing clean energy investments in Asia, Africa and other emerging markets have their own unique nomenclature—“blend 2.0,” “de-risking” and “national investment catalogues.” Yet there is a more straightforward recipe: A mix of national clean energy policies with the needs of institutional investors looking for opportunities that are safe and relatively profitable.

Water Deeply

We Need to Fight Drought With Better Data

by Kirsten JamesWater Deeply Posted on Feb 08, 2016

California is managing its water system like an unbalanced checkbook. There are thousands of “withdrawals” and “deposits” from stressed surface water and groundwater supplies, but no sufficient accounting system to understand the overall “balance” of water resources. Better data and new policies are helping to change this.

Ensia

The One Thing We Still Need in Order to Get to a Low-Carbon Economy

by Peyton FlemingEnsia Posted on Jan 26, 2016

We need far more investment in the low-carbon economy — well over US$1 trillion every year. What will it take to get pension funds, insurance companies and other investors who manage trillions of dollars to open their wallets to this enormous clean energy opportunity?

Press Clips

The Boston Globe

Supreme Court thumbs its nose at a clean energy future

Boston Globe
Feb 12, 2016

The Supreme Court's stay of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is not the final blow to the Obama administration’s climate change policy, but it seems directly aimed at tarnishing the president’s environmental legacy. The ruling virtually guarantees that, even if the plan survives court challenges, it will be up to the next president to implement it — or ignore it.

Business Green

What does the green economy need from the Financial Stability Board climate task force?

Business Green
Feb 11, 2016

Experts offer new task force seven ideas on how best to increase corporate transparency on climate-related risks.

Climate Change News

Bloomberg climate risk initiative targets secret polluters

ClimateHome
Feb 09, 2016

Set up on the sidelines of the COP21 Paris talks last December, the Financial Stability Board-backed initiative met for the first time this week. In just over a month, it releases its initial findings.

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

Brooke Barton

Brooke leads Ceres’ water program, directing the organization’s research and corporate and investor engagement on the risks and opportunities related to growing water scarcity.

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