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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

In Unprecedented Response, Investors Call On SEC To Improve Reporting Of Climate Risks And Other Sustainability Challenges

Jul 20, 2016

In response to a formal review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate disclosure requirements, dozens of institutional investors have submitted letters to the federal agency requesting quick action to require stronger reporting of sustainability risks such as climate change, water scarcity and global deforestation.

Ceres Press Release

Ceres Responds To Fuel Economy Report, Argues Against Weakening MPG Standards

Jul 18, 2016
Recent analysis shows standards protect automaker profits and supplier sales

A recent economic analysis prepared by independent automotive industry analysts and commissioned by Ceres, found that even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit if existing national fuel economy standards are retained.

Ceres Press Release

New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues Significant Reductions of Air Pollutant Emissions

Jul 13, 2016

The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.

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Blogs and Columns

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Effort Under Serious Attack from Congress

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Jul 19, 2016

The lifeblood of financial markets is accurate information, and a major part of the SEC’s mission is to ensure that publicly traded companies provide investors with information material to their performance. A misguided proposal countering these needs is becoming part of recent federal funding negotiations.

EcoWatch

Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California’s Water Woes

by Kirsten JamesEcoWatch Posted on Jul 11, 2016

Despite recent news that drought-ridden California is sitting on top of large reserves of previously unrecognized, deep groundwater resources, the state still faces significant water challenges.

Ceres

Why We Believe the Auto Alliance Review of Fuel Economy Standards Misses the Mark

by Alam Baum and Dan LuriaCeres Posted on Jul 06, 2016

Last week, we published an analysis of how future fuel economy standards could affect the auto industry and its suppliers. Federal agencies are now reviewing these standards (the Rule), and auto analysts like us are eager to see what the new standards, which stretch out to 2025, will be like.

Press Clips

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.

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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.

Environmental Leader

US Power Sector CO2 Emissions ‘Almost Down to 1990 Levels,’ Report Says

Environmental Leader
Jul 13, 2016

The largest electric producers in the US continue to reduce emissions of key air pollutants, according to an annual analysis of power plant emissions.

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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