Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Disclosing Financial Climate-Change Risks
Feb 08, 2010
- Legendary House Speaker Sam Rayburn ushered in the 1933 Truth in Securities Act in the grim depths of the Great Depression. It was based on the principle that the purchase and sale of securities should be an honest bargain, and disclosure its cornerstone.
Climate Change Debate Crowded With Ignorance
Feb 12, 2010
- Both global warming skeptics and climate change believers are using the snowstorms pounding the East Coast of the United States as fodder to further their debate.
“Sustainability Issues Are Economic Issues” - An Interview with Mindy Lubber
Feb 16, 2010
- Fresh from a whirlwind tour of non-stop meetings at the World Economic Forum in Davos and a U.N investor summit on climate risk attended by George Soros, Al Gore, and 500 of the world's most powerful institutional and private investors, Mindy Lubber has a full plate.
Nike, Starbucks, other Northwest Businesses Push Congress for ‘Clean Energy Economy’
Feb 16, 2010
- Just pass it? Nike and other businesses, including Starbucks and Portland's Gerding Edlen development firm, called on Congress to approve comprehensive climate change legislation this year and said a "clean energy economy" is the next great economic boom.
Investors Increasingly Concerned About Climate Change
Mar 04, 2010
- One way of judging investor sentiment is through the types of investor resolutions filed each year. This year, a record of 95 resolutions involving climate change have been filed.
Time for Next Stage of Sustainable Business
Mar 10, 2010
- Corporate America needs to track its use of energy and resources as closely as it does its hiring and cash flow if it wants to keep pace with social concern about climate change and other sustainability issues, an activist U.S. investor group argues in a new report.
Corporate Climate Change-Related Risk on Shareholders’ Minds
Mar 14, 2010
- During this year's proxy season, companies are dealing with the implications of guidance issued in January by the Securities and Exchange Commission that requires disclosure of risk related to climate change. At the same time, shareholders increasingly are filing resolutions seeking such disclosure, as well as a broader range of actions, including sustainability reporting and planning for carbon footprint reduction.
Md. Treasurer Kopp Discusses SEC Guidance on Corporate Climate Disclosure
Mar 15, 2010
- Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp explains why she believes information about climate-related risks is so critical for investors. She also gives her take on proposed legislation that seeks to nullify the SEC interpretive guidance.
Is Corporate America Our Best Hope Against Climate Change?
Mar 17, 2010
- One of the unexpected twists of the global climate change debate is that the roles of government and business have in many ways been reversed. To traditional greens, business was the enemy, polluting with impunity, and government was the hero, ready to restrain. That was the mindset of environmentalism's first great boom, when landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act gave Washington the power and the tools to begin cleaning up the country.
Making Waves on Climate Change
Apr 01, 2010
- Sure, it’s early days for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new guidelines for climate-change risk disclosure, and they aren’t likely to have a big impact on the current reporting season since they were recently released. But that doesn’t mean companies can give the guidelines short shrift. In fact, the move signals that dealing with climate-change issues has officially become serious business for corporations in just about every industry.
Massey Energy, West Virginia Mine Owner, Draws Scorn on Wall Street
Apr 07, 2010
- Massey Energy, owners of the West Virginia mine that exploded Monday, has drawn criticism for an array of safety violations and environmental issues over the years -- so much so that even some big Wall Street banks refuse to finance the Richmond, Virginia-based company.
Storms, Science, and Climate Change
Apr 17, 2010
- Mindy Lubber of Ceres provides a guest view on the weather events around the SouthCoast and New England, touching on how we need a new path after the economic shocks of recent years for our families, our country and our planet.
Betting on Change
Apr 29, 2010
- Is the planet really warming up? Just ask the corporations that stand to make—or lose—billions due to "climate exposure."
Boston Proposes Wind Turbine That Could Power 800 Homes
Apr 22, 2010
- The city is proposing to build a wind turbine on Moon Island in Boston Harbor that could power as many as 800 homes and intends to use $2.8 million in federal grants to boost energy-efficiency programs. The plans are part of a larger effort by the city to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and better manage the effects of climate change.
Opinion: SEC's Climate Change Transparency
Apr 23, 2010
- Transparency is a cornerstone of our economy. For investors, that means being entitled to hear about the risks of an investment before making a long-term capital commitment. That’s why the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new climate change disclosure guidance is important.
Green Business Leads People and Politicians
Apr 23, 2010
- As 40 years of Earth Days pass, it's interesting to note that it is the business community that has taken up the cause of climate change more than any other
Nike, eBay, and Other Companies Press Senate on Stalled Climate Bill As Negotiations Continue
Apr 28, 2010
- An array of companies including Nike, eBay, Levi Strauss and Starbucks on Wednesday pressed the Senate to get stalled climate and energy legislation “back on track.”
Democrats Press Obama on Climate
Apr 28, 2010
- Senate Democrats, business groups and environmentalists are pressuring President Barack Obama to break the climate change logjam — saying only his personal intervention can save splintering efforts to pass a bill this year.
Tar Sands Oil Extraction Spreading Rapidly
May 17, 2010
- The successful development of Canada's tar sands has triggered a rush by Shell and other oil companies to set up similar operations in Russia, Congo and even Madagascar. The revelations come just 24 hours before Shell's annual general meeting and on the day when Ceres launches its own survey warning that Canadian tar sands extraction could pose an even bigger risk than the U.S. rig disaster which has knocked $30bn (£20.6bn) off the value of BP.
Oil sands risks like slow-motion oil spill: report
May 17, 2010
- Some environmental risks of Canada's oil sands are similar to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill "but playing out in slow motion," the co-author of a report, by RiskMetrics Group on commission by Ceres, warning investors of the ecological, financial and social risks of oil sands development said on Monday.