Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Water Wars Threaten Credit of Metro Governments
Jun 03, 2011
- Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings issued a report this week warning that it may downgrade the credit scores of metro Atlanta governments if a federal court does not side with Georgia on access to drinking water from Lake Lanier.
The Bond Buyer: Georgia Pressured by Water Deficit
Jun 09, 2011
- Georgia issuers are facing new credit pressures and calls for conservation because of a looming deadline to cut back on withdrawals from certain river basins and a federal reservoir that provide drinking water to the state’s growing population.
Pensions & Investments: Large investors urge Russell 1000 companies to adopt ESG practices
Jun 09, 2011
- California Public Employees’ Retirement System, California State Teachers’ Retirement System and other major institutional investors called on the 1,000 largest U.S. companies to “embrace a new reality” and imbed environmental, social and governance concerns into their business models.
The Miami Herald: Drilling Down Deep on Fracking and Our Nation's Energy Future
Jun 17, 2011
- "We need a more balanced look at what's to be gained - and lost - if we embrace natural gas too heartily," said Ceres President Mindy Lubber in an op-ed. "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."
Politico: Higher CAFE Standards to Create Jobs
Jun 30, 2011
- Tough new fuel economy limits could help create 700,000 full-time jobs by 2030, including 60,000 in the auto industry, according to early findings from a coalition of green-minded investors and environmental groups.
White House Chooses BICEP Companies Best Buy, Portland Trail Blazers for Clean Energy 'Better Buildings Challenge'
Jul 01, 2011
- Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago the 14 initial partners - including Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) companies Best Buy and the Portland Trail Blazers - that have committed to participating in the to the Better Buildings Challenge.
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.