Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
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.
An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet
Jan 05, 2016
- If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to do your part against climate change, keep reading. Now you can — with your investments.
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.
Obama’s Wall Street Watchdog Does Little To Protect Investors From Climate Risk
Apr 12, 2016
- Investors and the global environment are at risk because the nation’s primary securities regulator has done “almost nothing” in recent years to ensure that publicly traded companies properly warn their investors about the threat of climate change, according to a top environmental adviser to U.S. money managers.
Building a Sustainable Global Economy
Apr 04, 2014
- Ceres’ launch was inspired by the horrific Exxon Valdez oil spill. At that time the very idea of corporations having an ethic to measure and improve social and environmental performance beyond legal requirements was considered implausible. Today the landscape is remarkably different.
How to Finance a Trillion-Dollar Climate Change Opportunity
Feb 01, 2016
- Pulling the world back from the brink of catastrophic climate change cannot be done for free. Changing the way the world is powered means big spending -- and huge investment opportunities -- as new clean energy infrastructure is built across the world.
Here’s Some Other Big News From Apple You Probably Missed
Feb 19, 2016
- Amid the hullabaloo surrounding Apple's decision to oppose a court order to help the FBI glean data from iPhones in a criminal investigation, you may have missed another big announcement from the company. The company issued a package of bonds worth $1.5 billion for projects related to clean energy, the largest "green bond" ever issued by a corporation.
Here's How To Get Investors To Save The Planet
Dec 17, 2015
- World leaders should tax carbon emissions if they want institutional investors to commit their assets toward clean energy projects, according to a top environmental adviser to U.S. money managers.
How Nestlé Waters’ New CSO Balances Resource Management, Consumer Demand
Mar 14, 2016
- These are tough times to be a chief sustainability officer of a bottled water company in the US, operating in many regions facing water scarcity and drought, making water an increasingly limited — and valuable — resource. This is the situation that Nelson Switzer finds himself in, as the newly appointed vice president and chief sustainability officer of Nestlé Waters North America.
Analyzing Climate Risk: Why Mandatory Reporting Matters
Sep 11, 2014
- Fully incorporating all risks, including climate change, into the investment-decision-making process will have a tangible impact in shifting significant capital away from high-carbon emitters toward clean energy alternatives.
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.
Global Investor Coalition Calls on Exxon to Prepare for a Lower Carbon Future
Jan 19, 2016
- A group of investors led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Church of England are urging ExxonMobil to disclose the resilience of its business model in the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The group of investors, including co-filers the Vermont State Employees' Retirement System, the University of California Retirement Plan and The Brainerd Foundation, represents nearly $300 billion in assets under management and more than $1 billion in Exxon shares.
Exxon Must Hold Shareholder Vote on Climate Change Resolutions, SEC Says
Mar 28, 2016
- One measure calls on Exxon to take moral responsibility for climate change and adopt a policy to limit average global temperature increases. A second would compel the oil giant to explain how its business would be affected by the worldwide commitment to slowing climate change. They are among seven resolutions on global warming proposed for Exxon's May 25 annual meeting.
San Francisco Makes History With New Water Bond
May 24, 2016
- The city is leveraging the power of green bonds by issuing the first certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard to help fund projects to repair the city’s aging water infrastructure, including the stormwater and sewer systems.
Exxon Digs In Against Shareholder Pressure to Address Climate Change
Feb 25, 2016
- ExxonMobil has challenged a shareholder resolution that calls for the company to show how its business will be affected by the global commitment to dramatically slow global warming. The resolution—filed by the New York State comptroller's office and four co-filers—also seeks an explanation of how Exxon will address those impacts.
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.