Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Signal and Noise at the Paris Climate Summit
Dec 11, 2015
- In the past ten days, at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, in Paris, the word “signal” has become a kind of meme. It began with President Barack Obama’s introductory address, last week. “Let’s show businesses and investors that the global economy is on a firm path toward a low-carbon future,” Obama said. “There are hundreds of billions of dollars ready to deploy to countries around the world if they get the signal that we mean business this time. Let’s send that signal.”
Prying Open the Financial Risks of Climate Change
Dec 10, 2015
- A European and an American walk into their local bank. Each has a savings account. The banks have the same antiseptic feel, their cash machines make the same robotic moves. There is one fundamental difference between the two, however—how they account for the vulnerability of their assets to climate change,
In Paris, polluters in focus as investors avoid climate risk
Dec 07, 2015
- So far, the most visible investor impact of climate change is divestment. But a bigger, quieter shift has started, to low carbon, and “climate aware” polluters.
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.
NY Fund to Shift Stocks Into $2B Index of Lesser Polluters
Dec 04, 2015
- New York's comptroller plans to shift domestic stock holdings in the state retirement fund to companies with lower carbon emissions in a new $2 billion index. The investment strategy was announced Friday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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.
As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up
Dec 01, 2015
- Chances are, you've picked up some chatter about the new global talks on climate change. If you can't quite see how it matters to you, personally, you might want to take a peek inside your pantry. Or your candy jar. Because it might just affect your access to everything from cheese to chocolate.
A who's who among the COP21 commitments
Nov 30, 2015
- So, you support a strong global agreement at the U.N. Conference of the Parties? You want business, NGOs, policymakers and every stakeholder you forgot to mention to unite for once and for all to save the world. Of course you do. Put your name in lights in the City of Lights for what some see as an ultimate peace conference.
Paris climate summit: why more women need seats at the table
Nov 20, 2015
- Women, particularly those in developing countries, are on the frontlines of a changing climate. Extreme weather events, deforestation and loss of biodiversity threaten their survival and that of their families. Yet, when confronted with social and economic exclusion, women’s vulnerabilities remain hidden and their voices quiet.
New York AG mulls widening effect from Peabody climate settlement
Nov 13, 2015
- The New York state attorney general's office, which told Peabody Energy this week to give investors more details about how its sales would suffer from measures to curb global warming, is now mulling whether the tactic it used with the coal firm could be applied to companies beyond the energy sector.
One of the World’s Largest Coal Companies Misled Investors About Climate Change Risk, Investigation Finds
Nov 11, 2015
- In the midst of the ExxonMobil investigation, the NY State Attorney General released investigation results that found one of the world's largest coal companies had misled the public and its shareholders about the risks climate change could pose to its bottom line.
How To Show Corporate Leadership In Sustainability
Nov 03, 2015
- What progress are we seeing from board directors, in terms of demonstrating sustainability leadership? A recently published report includes insights from dozens of interviews with senior corporate leaders and governance experts; Dr. Bob Eccles discusses how the findings are timely and valuable for developing robust sustainability oversight.
Are Energy Companies Leading Shareholders Astray On Future Fossil Fuel Demand?
Oct 22, 2015
- In the lead-up to the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December, it’s not just national governments that have pledged to aim for a sustainable future -- 10 of the largest fossil fuel corporations in the world also have lined up behind the effort.
Food industry executives call on Congress for climate change action
Oct 08, 2015
- If the US Congress is to take meaningful action to curb climate change, the support of corporate America and Republicans will be required. This is why a meeting of food industry executives and politicians on Capitol Hill may be the first glimmer of a bipartisan approach to climate action.
Mars' mission: Back Obama on cleaner emissions
Sep 28, 2015
- Like Pope Francis, major corporations around the world are stepping up their calls for governments to take dramatic steps to address climate change. Among them is Mars Inc., the maker of M&Ms, Snickers bars and other foods, which is well known for its reputation for keeping quiet on most business matters. But when it comes to the environment, the company is outspoken.
California should stick with clean-fuel rule
Sep 22, 2015
- Though state lawmakers caved to the oil industry by spiking a plan to sharply reduce gasoline use, there’s another option for Sacramento in reducing climate change and promoting alternative sources to fill gas tanks. State regulators are close to extending a measure that cuts carbon levels in everyday driving fuel. The low-carbon standard is among a batch of policies designed to cut carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse-gas culprit blamed for rising temperatures and whipsawing weather. Extending the mandate to cut levels in gas is an essential part of state strategies to curb climate change.
Water: The New Screen for Investment Risk
Sep 09, 2015
- Investors make big decisions based on the outlook of such fundamentals as interest rates and energy costs. What is more fundamental than water? For many companies, not much. Water disruptions potentially can have a significant effect on a company’s supply chain. As a result, money managers, fund managers and individual investors are putting more weight on the potential for water shortages as a risk factor for investments.
4 Reasons Why El Nino Won’t Solve California’s Epic Drought
Sep 05, 2015
- El Nino will solve the drought. You’re hearing this sentiment around California these days. After four years of bone-dry winters, warmer Pacific Ocean waters are expected to bring lots of precipitation to California this winter—a huge opportunity for replenishing California’s depleted reservoirs and aquifers.
Why Big Corporations Like Gap And eBay Are Mobilizing Against Climate Change
Aug 31, 2015
- This week, California legislators received a pair of letters signed by dozens of corporations in support of two bills that would require the state to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through 2050.
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.