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Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
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.
We signed the Climate Declaration — and your firm should, too
Aug 20, 2013
In May, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. became the first major Chicago company to sign the Climate Declaration, a call for a coordinated effort to combat climate change. Becoming a signatory is more than just words — it underscores our view that climate change is a serious global challenge that represents a major economic opportunity in terms of energy savings.
Food industry needs to step up on responsible groundwater use
Aug 25, 2015
Californians are all too familiar with what happens when water is not treated as the precious resource it is. But most of us are unaware of the enormous power we have through our day-to-day purchases, social media campaigns and petition drives to push food companies to take more responsibility in protecting global water supplies.
Investors Ask SEC to Reject Exxon's Attempt to Silence Questions on Climate Change
Feb 24, 2016
Investors, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Church of England’s investment fund, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reject ExxonMobil’s plan to block a shareholder proposal for information on how the company will be impacted by public policies seeking to rein in climate change.
New York asks SEC to force climate vote onto Exxon proxy
Feb 24, 2016
New York state's comptroller and four other Exxon Mobil shareholders asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week to force the oil producer to include a climate change resolution in its annual shareholder proxy, according to a filing seen by Reuters.
Sprint CEO talks consolidation, corporate responsibility
Jun 20, 2014
Sprint's focus now is really about "simplicity, value and innovation," Hesse said, adding that he and his management team are working hard to run a more conscious and environmentally friendly company.
The Paris Deal Could Mean The Redemption Of Big Business
Dec 14, 2015
Business leaders helped usher in the climate deal. Now can they keep it -- and themselves -- on track?
Most money managers ignore climate risk to profit
Jan 06, 2010
In a survey of asset managers, almost three quarters said they don't take into account global warming when analyzing a company, Ceres, whose investors have $8.5 trillion under management, said today in a report. Almost half said climate change isn't relevant to their investment decisions.
Does Your Money Manager Worry About Climate Change Risk? The Odds Are 50-50
Jan 07, 2010
Most money managers overseeing trillions of dollars in investments are ignoring many risks that climate change poses to the assets they operate for corporations, governments and other institutions, according to a new analysis.
White House Will Press Ahead With Climate Bill, U.S. Negotiator Tells Investors
Jan 14, 2010
U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern today urged nations that signed the Copenhagen Accord to submit their greenhouse gas emissions-reduction targets and to hammer out details critical to implementing the broad agreement.
Investors urge governments to take immediate action on climate change
Jan 14, 2010
Over 450 investors controlling $13tn of assets yesterday urged world governments to pre-empt an international climate change treaty and take immediate action on global warming, or risk losing the opportunity to establish a clean and sustainable low-carbon economy
After Copenhagen, Getting Business into Green Tech
Jan 15, 2010
This was the fourth Investor Summit on Climate Risk, occurring after Copenhagen, before the U.S. Senate begins its real work on climate legislation this year and just as investors begin to climb out of the recession. Investors, especially large-scale institutional funds that need to worry about the long term, are ready to bet on cutting carbon — but impatient.
Davos Business Leaders Urge Global Support for Copenhagen Accord
Jan 27, 2010
With a flurry of submissions to the Copenhagen Accord expected over the next few days, business groups signal their support for ambitious emission targets. Some of the world's most powerful businesses have today called on world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos to embrace the Copenhagen Accord and use it to spur a "race to the top" that would see national, state and municipal governments compete to take more ambitious action to tackle climate change.
S.E.C. Adds Climate Risk to Disclosure List
Jan 27, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday for the first time that public companies should warn investors of any serious risks that global warming might pose to their businesses.
Climate Change and the S.E.C. (Editorial)
Jan 30, 2010
There were predictable howls after the Securities and Exchange Commission told publicly held companies they should warn investors of any potential effects from climate change on their bottom lines
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.