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Ceres In The News

Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
How Wall Street Can Solve the Climate Crisis
Jan 16, 2014
One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they're solar panels, protective seawalls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them.
Renewable Energy at $254 Billion? Let’s Make It a Clean Trillion
Jan 16, 2014
Billionaire bankers gathered at the United Nations yesterday to call for more investment in renewable energy -- $1 trillion a year, to be exact.
The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring
Feb 13, 2014
Tackling climate change -- and thus keeping the world inhabitable -- is an achievable goal, but it will become prohibitively expensive if we wait to act.
Report: Water Availability a Risk for Oil, Gas Drillers
Feb 05, 2014
A new national report on hydraulic fracturing and water use suggests that oil and gas companies are at risk of running short on the precious resource — especially in South Texas, where the drilling boom took off just two years ago as a severe drought was taking hold and has not let up.
Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves
Jul 16, 2015
Carbon emissions have fallen even as the economy has improved since the recession, according to a new report, bucking historical trends as well as arguments by opponents of President Obama's environmental and climate regulations who say the administration's policies would crimp the economy.
Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production
Jun 12, 2014
Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
Food Companies Work With Farmers on Sustainability
Jun 12, 2014
U.S. companies relying on farmers for the raw materials in their products must take a more active role in ensuring the crops are grown in a way that minimizes damage to water, soil, and environment, a report released Wednesday said.
The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk
Feb 17, 2015
Twenty-year government bonds and thirty-year mortgages are bumping into the horizons for serious damage to South Florida from rising seas. So far, those enormous risks haven’t sent home prices tumbling, or sent borrowing costs skyrocketing.
Start Your Timers: We Have 30 Years Left To Fix Climate Change (But Who Cares?)
Sep 30, 2013
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report has made it official: We're causing climate change and time is running out. If only people would read it and do something.
New Obama order aims to prepare communities for severe weather
Nov 01, 2013
In another move to address the impact of climate change, President Barack Obama ordered a bipartisan task force on Friday to help U.S. communities brace for longer heat waves, heavier downpours, more severe wildfires and worse droughts.
Heeding Sandy’s Lessons, Before the Next Big Storm
May 09, 2013
It has been six months since Hurricane Sandy redrew the northern Mid-Atlantic coastline with its record storm surge and strong winds, paralyzing New York City for days, all the while offering a disturbing preview of what future storms may do to other coastal locations as sea levels continue to rise.
GISR launches principles for rating the raters
May 09, 2013
Currently, more than 100 sustainability ratings, ranking and indices evaluate the performance of more than 10,000 companies, using more than 2,000 different indicators. The idea that this cacophony could be harmonized has long been an unattainable dream for companies.
Building a Sustainable Global Economy
Apr 04, 2014
Ceres’ launch was inspired by the horrific Exxon Valdez oil spill. At that time the very idea of corporations having an ethic to measure and improve social and environmental performance beyond legal requirements was considered implausible. Today the landscape is remarkably different.
Analyzing Climate Risk: Why Mandatory Reporting Matters
Sep 11, 2014
Fully incorporating all risks, including climate change, into the investment-decision-making process will have a tangible impact in shifting significant capital away from high-carbon emitters toward clean energy alternatives.
Fracking Can Strain U.S. Water Supplies
Jun 17, 2013
As the level of hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in the U.S. has intensified in recent years, much of the public concern has centered on fears that underground water supplies could be contaminated. But in some parts of the country, worries are also growing about fracking’s effect on water supply, as the water-intensive process stirs competition for the resources already stretched thin by drought or other factors.
Oil's Future Draws Blood and Gore in Investment Portfolios
Nov 19, 2013
Oil and coal companies worth more than $7 trillion may be sinking billions of dollars today into projects that will never make sense to finish.
Ceres urges institutional investors to promote sustainability
Jun 27, 2013
Pension funds and other asset owners, along with their money managers, need to transform their investment process to promote sustainability in the economy.
When global warming hurts business
Mar 04, 2014
Some of the biggest West Coast businesses are pushing Congress and state government to act on climate change legislation. But it’s less about global warming and more about their bottom lines.
Business coalition forms in response to California drought
Mar 06, 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.
IPCC climate report sets upper limit for global emissions
Sep 27, 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, just released its new report on global warming. It reinforces the conclusion that global warming is predominantly caused by human activity and sets an upper limit for the carbon emissions the world's economies can create.