Accelerate Green Innovation
Small incremental changes will not be enough to meet the challenges posed by rising global temperatures and dwindling water, food and oil resources. Huge amounts of capital are needed to drive innovation and advance solutions at an accelerated pace.
By leveraging our extensive network, Ceres will push the world's largest companies, their suppliers and investors to capture the enormous opportunities from energy efficiency, renewable energy, low-carbon products and sustainable supply chains.
How We Will Get There:
Secure commitments from investors, including:
- Deploy trillions of dollars of capital in clean technologies, projects and infrastructure which will help reduce emissions and create new jobs.
- Curb investments in risky carbon-intensive projects such as coal-fired power plants without carbon capture, oil sands and oil shale projects.
- Exponentially grow new investment product offerings that support sustainable solutions.
Secure commitments from companies, including:
- Require sustainability performance and disclosure by all suppliers.
- Generate at least 20% of electricity for operations and supply chains from renewable energy sources by 2020.
- Reach at least a 25 percent reduction in GHG emissions in operations, products and supply chains below 1990 levels by 2020.
- Achieve a 15 percent reduction in electricity demand below projected levels by 2020.
Investor Progress on Climate Risks & Opportunities: Results Achieved Since the 2005 Investor Summit on Climate Risk
Feb 08, 2008
- February 2008 - This report reviews the substantial progress that investors have made toward the objectives in the 2005 INCR Action Plan, including clean technology investments, shareholder resolutions, development of the Global Framework for Climate Risk Disclosure and successful engagement with Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Electric Utilities: Global Climate Disclosure Framework
Feb 08, 2008
- February 2008 - The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC, Europe), Ceres, which directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR, US), and the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC, Australia and New Zealand) have collaborated to develop a reporting framework which defines investors’ climate change-related disclosure expectations for electric utilities and power generators, specifically those involved in power generation.
CAFE and the U.S. Auto Industry: A Growing Auto Investor Issue, 2012-2020
Oct 06, 2007
- October 2007 - A new analysis by Citi, Ceres and the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) finds that the Senate proposal to raise fuel economy standards for U.S. cars and trucks will have only minor impact on shareholders of auto companies.
Power to Save: An Alternative Path to Meet Electric Needs in Texas
Jan 06, 2007
- January 2007 - This study finds that a comprehensive effort to promote efficiency and other cost-saving demand reduction measures can meet Texas' electricity needs more reliably, at a lower cost and at a tremendous net economic benefit compared to building a new fleet of expensive and heavily polluting power plants. Over the next 15 years, boosting markets for more efficient products, lighting, cooling, heating and industrial processes can eliminate over 80% of forecast growth in electricity demand, while lowering consumer's energy bills. With additional measures to further reduce electricity demand and enhance reliability, Texas can completely eliminate its "load growth," resulting in a gradual decline in total electricity demand to more than 9% below current levels by 2021.