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Ceres In The News

Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Investors demand oil, coal and power companies assess climate change risks
Nov 20, 2013
Regulatory, market and societal forces are changing the global landscape. Fossil fuel companies cannot expect business as usual for much longer
Ceres report: US corporate progress on sustainability remains incremental
Apr 30, 2014
The latest evidence that businesses are failing to grasp the need to restructure their business models comes from an analysis of 613 major publicly listed US companies, which represent three-quarters of the country's total stock market capitalisation.
Are The 613 Largest U.S. Public Companies Actually Working On Sustainability?
Apr 30, 2014
Corporations are getting better at incorporating sustainability into their business structure, but not fast enough and not to the scale that the planet demands.
Report: Fracking raising water supply worries
Feb 06, 2014
The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says.
Carney Backs Effort for Standard Company Climate Disclosure
Dec 04, 2015
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney backed a global effort to bring greater transparency to the way companies disclose the risks they face from climate change, wading into a debate that has ensnared some of the biggest fossil-fuel producers.
COP21: Strong Climate Policy Leads to Lower Business Costs, CEOs Say
Dec 04, 2015
Two new draft texts for a climate deal were released today at COP21, with additional drafts expected to follow as governments negotiate a global climate deal in Paris. Business leaders, meanwhile, continue to step up their efforts to influence climate policy.
Energy Bet of $459 Billion Seen as Overlooked Risk for Insurers
May 24, 2016
U.S. insurers are risking financial stability by holding $459 billion of energy-related investments without considering the “broad and deep” threat that climate change poses to the assets.
As Exxon Faces Investigation, Investors Renew Pressure for Stronger Climate Stance
Jan 12, 2016
Against the backdrop of the historic Paris climate treaty last month and in the face of mounting calls for sweeping investigations of the company, ExxonMobil investors have filed a series of shareholder resolutions seeking to reform the company's climate change policy.
It’s time to invest in clean energy in Africa
Aug 06, 2015
The math for Africa’s clean energy future is adding up. Solar lamps are spreading like fireflies across Ghana. A first-of-its-kind solar farm in Rwanda is providing electricity for 15,000 rural homes. Utility-scale solar and wind projects are being built in Morocco and Kenya.
Business Is Taking Action on LGBT Rights. Will Climate Change Be Next?
May 09, 2016
In theory, any moral issue that moves us away from thriving economically is also a business problem — so why stop at LGBT rights? A large number of issues could fall under the same dual logic: avoiding brand-damaging human-rights issues in the supply chain, fighting income and opportunity inequality (including supporting minimum wages), and, of course, tackling big environmental issues such as climate change.
Ceres Conferees Sing New Tune on Oil, Climate
May 12, 2016
The Ceres Conference, which brings together players from the corporate and environmental communities, has become an annual temperature-taking ritual for those concerned about how companies are responding to issues of climate change and sustainability.
Even oil companies don't want a 'roasted world'
Mar 25, 2014
When climate scientist Rosina Bierbaum speaks, her central theme is the "roasted world" -- a bleak picture of what the planet will probably look like if carbon pollution continues unchecked.
Shareholders Press Suncor on Climate Policy and Political Lobbying
Mar 17, 2016
Shareholders are pushing Canada’s dominant oilsands player to provide more detail on two sticky topics: its plans to thrive under tougher climate policy and its political lobbying.
Why businesses should support the EPA's pollution rules
Jan 27, 2015
As the US political fight over climate change moves from Washington DC to 50 state capitals, companies that are serious about sustainability need to support the EPA’s proposed rules to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants.
EPA Issues Final Rules Cutting Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions
May 12, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued the first-ever federal standards aimed at curbing methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, the latest in a series of regulations the Obama administration is pursuing in an effort to clamp down on greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil fuels.
Oil firms asked to account for climate change risk
Oct 31, 2013
A group of global institutional investors have asked the world’s oil companies to determine how much risk they face from potential policies to reduce carbon emissions.
A Retreat From Weather Disasters
Oct 24, 2014
Today, from Florida to Delaware, property insurance near the water is becoming harder and harder to find.
NRG Seeks to Cut 90% of Its Carbon Emissions
Nov 20, 2014
NRG, which built a leading electricity business from coal and other conventional power plants, is aiming to reduce its carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.
S.E.C. Is Criticized for Lax Enforcement of Climate Risk Disclosure
Jan 24, 2016
In the two years after issuing climate dislcosure guidance, the S.E.C. issued 49 comment letters to companies addressing the adequacy of their climate change disclosures. But it issued only three such letters in 2012 and none in 2013. To advocates of more robust climate change disclosure, the impression was that the S.E.C. had taken its eye off the ball.
Exxon Mobil agrees to report on climate change's effect on business model
Mar 21, 2014
The oil giant Exxon Mobil has agreed for the first time to report on how climate change could affect its business model, campaign groups say.