Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
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.
The Washington Post: 2011 Growth Aided by Smart Government Regulations
Dec 05, 2011
- Jennifer V. Orgolini of New Belgium Brewing, a BICEP member, discusses the need for government regulations that promote stability and sustainability.
Toledo Blade: Climate-Change Voice of Reason is Gone
Dec 15, 2011
- Toledo Blade Editorial Writer and Columnist Tom Henry discusses the late Dr. Paul Epstein's contributions to showing the impacts of climate change, and how organizations like Ceres are continuing his mission.
GreenBiz: Climate Risks, Insurance and the Next Financial Meltdown
Jan 04, 2012
- According a September 2011 report from Ceres, the insurance industry has yet to fully recognize the risks posed by climate change...what Ceres describes as the industry's "sluggish and uneven response to the ever-increasing ripples from global climate change" threatens not just the insurance business but the stability of the global economy.
Sustainble Business Forum: The Eerie Quiet of the Insurance Industry
Jan 09, 2012
- Dave Jones, California’s insurance commissioner, recently put it this way: “Climate change is an obvious physical threat to us all, but increasingly it also poses a serious financial threat to the insurance industry…” When extreme weather causes damage, insurers pay.
Bloomberg: Water Risk in Supply Chains Draws Investor Scrutiny
Jan 10, 2012
- Most companies act as if the water they have today will be there tomorrow, says Brooke Barton, who runs water programs at Ceres, an environmental group in Boston that worked with Trillium and others to create an online checklist aimed at helping investors and companies assess efforts to manage water risk.