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.
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.
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.
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.
Betsy Blaisdell: A federal green energy policy everyone can support
Jun 06, 2013
- Our daily livelihoods depend on the outdoors. And we’re worried. We see the effects of climate change — not only in our surroundings, but in our potential revenues.
How to Save Water on Fracking
Feb 24, 2014
- Among the environmental worries posed by hydraulic fracturing, including the release of methane into the air and contamination of groundwater, one has recently escalated: the concern that the enormous quantities of water used in fracking will leave parts of the country parched.
Investors demand oil, coal and power companies assess climate change risks
Nov 20, 2013
- Regulatory, market and societal forces are changing the global landscape. Fossil fuel companies cannot expect business as usual for much longer
Report: Fracking raising water supply worries
Feb 06, 2014
- The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says.
Oil firms asked to account for climate change risk
Oct 31, 2013
- A group of global institutional investors have asked the world’s oil companies to determine how much risk they face from potential policies to reduce carbon emissions.
We signed the Climate Declaration — and your firm should, too
Aug 20, 2013
- In May, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. became the first major Chicago company to sign the Climate Declaration, a call for a coordinated effort to combat climate change. Becoming a signatory is more than just words — it underscores our view that climate change is a serious global challenge that represents a major economic opportunity in terms of energy savings.
Most money managers ignore climate risk to profit
Jan 06, 2010
- In a survey of asset managers, almost three quarters said they don't take into account global warming when analyzing a company, Ceres, whose investors have $8.5 trillion under management, said today in a report. Almost half said climate change isn't relevant to their investment decisions.