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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Investors push SEC to require stronger climate risk disclosure by fossil fuel companies

Apr 17, 2015

Just one day after BP adopted a shareholder resolution to support better carbon asset risk disclosures, 62 institutional investors representing nearly $2 trillion in assets called on the SEC to push for better disclosure by oil and gas companies of critical climate change-related business risks.

Ceres Press Release

Ceres Commends U.S. Offer of Domestic Emissions Cuts Towards an International Climate Agreement

Mar 31, 2015
Higher End of U.S. Intended Nationally Determined (“INDC”) Target is Credible, Achievable and Will Stimulate Necessary Investment in Clean Technologies

The nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization Ceres commends the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution including a 26-28 percent cut in U.S. emissions below 2005 baseline by 2025 for the upcoming UN climate conference in Paris this December.

Ceres Press Release

New Ceres Report Aims to Improve Investor Practices on Global Water Risks

Mar 10, 2015

Amid growing concerns about water scarcity and other global sustainability risks, the nonprofit group Ceres today released a new report designed to help global investors improve their analysis and decision-making on such issues.

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Blogs and Columns

The Climate Reality Project

Changing the Business Climate in 2015

by Mindy LubberThe Climate Reality Project Posted on Apr 14, 2015

Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital market’s ability to deliver it.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Gloom does not have to mean doom in California

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Apr 03, 2015

The water news from California keeps getting worse. This week’s final snowpack tally from the Sierra Nevada mountains – one of the state's key water lifelines – is "dire" and "obliterated" previous record lows, David Rizzardo, chief of snow surveys and water supply forecasting at California's Department of Water Resources, told reporters on Wednesday.

Ceres

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework Means No Excuses for Companies on Human Rights Performance

In February Boston Common Asset Management spearheaded a group of over 60 investors from around the world – including many Ceres Coalition investor members - with $3.9 trillion of assets under management, in a joint investor statement backing the new United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) Reporting Framework.

Press Clips

Levi Strauss & Co. Unzipped

Levi Strauss & Co.: Connecting the Drops With Your Jeans

Unzipped
Mar 17, 2015

Levi Strauss & Co. recently joined Ceres’ “Connect the Drops” campaign to show our support for the importance of water conservation in California. As a company, we’re committed to increasing awareness around this critical issue. That’s why, after undertaking a new Product Lifecycle Assessment (LCA), we’ve announced a new campaign to educate consumers about the environmental impact of their jeans.

The Californian

Driscoll’s leading charge for change in water policies

The Californian
Mar 06, 2015

Driscoll’s berry company announced its involvement in “Connect the Drops,” a campaign that combines the voices of diverse companies into a single call to action demanding bolder water management policies and solutions for California.

Union Tribune San Diego

Business coalition forms in response to California drought

San Diego Union-Tribune
Mar 05, 2015

A coalition of businesses including The Coca-Cola Company and Gap Inc. announced Thursday it is backing Gov. Jerry Brown's call for conservation in drought-stricken California.

Podcasts

Sourcing Conflict: The Link Between Human Rights and Corporate Supply Chains (Part One)

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

This three-part podcast series focuses on the ethics of supply chain management and the evolving impacts on human rights. This episode looks at a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring all companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose the origin of four key minerals—tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. Found in most consumer electronic devices, as well as the aerospace, automotive and heavy manufacturing sectors, these minerals contribute to ongoing political violence, illegal trafficking and devastating human rights violations in the DRC.

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Let's Get Physical: Identifying Physical Risks of Climate Change for Companies and Investors

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

Ceres, along with Oxfam America and Calvert Investments, released a new guide to help improve corporate disclosure and management of financial impacts of climate change and help investors make more informed investment decisions. This week, we speak with Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments about the new guide and what it means for companies and investors alike.

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Meet the Expert

Sharlene Leurig

Sharlene directs the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program at Ceres, a national nonprofit helping institutional investors to integrate sustainability into the capital markets. With Ceres, she works with water service providers to build business models that are resilient to weather extremes, climate change and resource depletion.

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