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Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Reuters: Why We Need to Calm the Natural Gas Frenzy
Jun 26, 2011
Natural gas wells are popping up like spring dandelions. But it's time to calm the frenzy. We need a more balanced look at what's to be gained - and lost - if we embrace natural gas too heartily. Despite its many positives, natural gas is no panacea for a country with a long history of over-dependence on fossil fuels that still hasn't come to grips with climate change.
GreenBiz.com: 6 Ways Companies Can Address Their Water Scarcity Risks
Jul 15, 2011
As the world starts to wake up to the reality of looming water shortages, companies, investors and other stakeholders care about the risks posed to business from water scarcity. As a result, companies are measuring their water footprint - direct water use and increasingly indirect water use in their value chain.
The New York Times: Obama’s Chance to Reduce Auto Emissions and Our Thirst for Oil
Jul 20, 2011
President Obama has promised to break the United States’ oil addiction and tackle global warming. With a decision he will make in coming days, he can do both, and help consumers cut gas costs as well.
Treasury & Risk: Greener Frontiers
Aug 03, 2011
Many, if not most, major companies are doing something to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. But cutting-edge businesses are taking more ambitious and sophisticated steps to address climate change. Cutting-edge companies, including Ceres' partners Jones Lang LaSalle, SAP and Starbucks, are moving past recycling and energy efficiency and embarking on more ambitious efforts to address climate change.
ClimateWire: Regulators to Focus on Climate Threats to Insurers' Investments
Aug 05, 2011
Insurance regulators are refocusing their efforts on climate change to examine the financial risk it might hold for the nation's collage of companies that wield trillions of dollars in the energy sector and other investments.
Forbes: Obama’s Stricter Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Save Money, Create Jobs, Report Says
Aug 05, 2011
Nearly lost in the debt-ceiling drama was President Obama’s announcement last Friday of new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard for cars and light-duty trucks: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Thirteen automakers, representing 90 percent of the cars sold in the United States, were on board with the agreement, which follows Obama’s 2009 mandate for a CAFE average of 35.5 by 2016.
Reuters: Few Insurers Planning for Climate Change - Report
Sep 02, 2011
Only one in eight insurers has a formal policy in place to manage climate risk, despite rising evidence that environmental changes are exacerbating insurers' disaster losses, according to a coalition of public interest groups.
MarketWatch: Global Warming No Hoax to Insurance Companies
Sep 09, 2011
MarketWatch's Al Lewis discusses how severe weather is impacting insurance companies and the general public, and cites Ceres' new report on climate risk disclosure by insurers.
The Motley Fool: Don't Miss This Megatrend
Sep 29, 2011
Investors, get ready to examine your stocks through a newly focused lens. A potentially massive new trend could make the difference between stellar returns and spectacular flameouts; how you vote your annual proxies will matter more than ever, too.
The New York Times: Insurance Against the Future
Oct 06, 2011
Ten separate billion-dollar weather disasters have hit the United States this year. And in one corner of the ring, with an ice pack on its brow, is the reeling insurance industry.
POLITICO: Poll - EPA's cross-state and utility rules a hit with voters
Oct 12, 2011
The vast majority of voters, including many Republicans, support the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the agency’s utility MACT, according to bipartisan poll results released Wednesday.
The Hill: On EPA rules, let the public clear the air
Oct 12, 2011
Every shred of public polling shows that the American voter is unhappy with Congress. However, an area that has historically been a clear point of partisanship is surprisingly bi-partisan according to a poll we released today. By a wide margin, voters of both political parties disagree with Congress’ anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA’s new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants.
Reuters: Most Republican Voters Back Clean Air Rules — Poll
Oct 14, 2011
Most Republican U.S. voters oppose congressional efforts to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution rules, according to a survey conducted by two pollsters released on Wednesday.
Reuters: Nestle, Rio Tinto lead on managing water risk
Oct 18, 2011
Geared to institutional investors, the Aqua Gauge released by the Ceres coalition of investors and environmental groups measures how well companies are prepared for water scarcity and water stress, which are forecast to worsen in coming decades.
Forbes: Businesses' Water Risks Are Growing — Ceres Unveils New Management Tool
Oct 24, 2011
Forbes blogger Erica Gies discusses the importance of the new Ceres Aqua Gauge tool, which helps companies and investors assess and manage water risk.
The New York Times: Stone-Washed Blue Jeans (Minus the Washed)
Nov 08, 2011
From the cotton field in rural India to the local rag bin, a typical pair of blue jeans consumes 919 gallons of water during its life cycle, Levi Strauss & Company says, or enough to fill about 15 spa-size bathtubs. That includes the water that goes into irrigating the cotton crop, stitching the jeans together and washing them scores of times at home. The company wants to reduce that number any way it can, and not just to project environmental responsibility.
ClimateWire: U.S. utility programs result in widely varying levels of energy efficiency
Nov 10, 2011
A study of 50 electric utilities across the United States shows wide disparities between the amount of money invested in energy efficiency and how much energy those programs are saving.
Grist: Climate Change is Messing with Cocktail Hour
Nov 14, 2011
BICEP member Aspen Skiing Company's Vice President of Sustainability Auden Schendler discusses his concern about a new study by the Commonwealth of Kentucky reporting that global warming may affect weather patterns crucial to the bourbon aging process.
The Washington Post: Report - Climate Change Means More Frequent Droughts, Floods to Come
Nov 18, 2011
Climate change will make the drought and flooding events that have battered the United States and other countries in 2011 more frequent in years to come, forcing nations to rethink the way they cope with disasters, according to a new report the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued Friday.
The Boston Globe: Bad Weather Policy — Insuring Against Climate Change
Nov 30, 2011
Environmentalists are not the only ones who worry as projections about climate change keep getting worse and worse. So do insurance companies, which feel the effects financially as the pace of climate-related disasters accelerates. It is telling that, even as some business groups oppose climate-change legislation in Washington, many of the companies with the most to lose from global warming are treating it as a reality - and pricing their products accordingly.