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Press and Media

For press inquiries, please contact:

Peyton Fleming, Communications Director
Tel: 617-247-0700 ext 120
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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Senate Vote for Pruitt Sends EPA Down Potentially Perilous Path

Feb 17, 2017

The Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “sends the agency down a potentially perilous path of crippling core environmental and public health protections that Americans expect and demand,” Ceres president Mindy Lubber said in a statement.

Ceres Press Release

New Report: Cap-and-Trade Cuts GHG Emissions More Economically With a Strong LCFS

Feb 16, 2017
Data shows combination of policy tools offers best chance of affordably reaching California’s climate and energy goals

A combination of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and California’s Cap-and-Trade Program can reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on oil more economically and effectively, relative to Cap-and-Trade alone.

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Ceres Press Release

Newly Released Guidance Aims to Improve Transparency in the Palm Oil Industry

Jan 24, 2017
Ceres, Oxfam, Rainforest Alliance, CDP, and Rainforest Action Network Among over 18 Groups Releasing New Guidance

With rainforest destruction and forced labor urgent concerns in palm oil cultivation, a diverse group of NGOs and investor organizations releases today shared guidance for corporate reporting on company commitments towards responsible palm oil sourcing and production.

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Blogs and Columns

GreenBiz.com

Why Washington's Anti-Regulation Agenda Will Hurt the Economy

by Mindy LubberGreenBiz.com Posted on Feb 16, 2017

The president and congressional leaders are fixated on demolishing public health, safety and environmental regulations, but these efforts make little practical — or economic — sense.

Ceres

Oil Companies Now Have New Tools For Navigating The Low-Carbon Transition

by Shanna ClevelandCeres Posted on Feb 08, 2017

Although many companies already use scenario planning, questions still remain on how to conduct a two-degree scenario analysis. That’s why the TCFD and Ceres have both developed tools to help companies conduct scenario analysis and meet increasing calls for robust climate risk disclosure.

Ceres

Human Rights Are Everyone’s Business

by Amy AugustineCeres Posted on Feb 02, 2017

Human rights are everyone’s business, and every business has a critical role to play in ensuring fair, safe, and equitable workplaces not only across global supply chains, but also – as we’re learning this week in the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban – within corporate walls.

Press Clips

Los Angeles Times

Trump's Vow to Scrap the Paris Climate Change Accord Faces Skepticism From Corporations, GOP Moderates

LA Times
Feb 15, 2017

Outside the confines of Trump campaign rallies, the offices of a few free market think tanks and the tea party stalwarts in Congress, the broader consensus is that abandoning Paris won’t save trillions of dollars, as Trump promised, but hurt the economy.

Environmental Leader

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Environmental Leader
Aug 04, 2016

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works as evidenced by a micro-experiment among Northeastern states.

Environmental Leader

Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress

Environmental Leader
Jul 19, 2016

Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025.

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

Jim Coburn

Jim Coburn directs Ceres’ efforts to improve mandatory climate and sustainability risk disclosure by corporations. Drawing from his legal background, Jim helps to develop rules and guidance on reporting that strengthen corporate risk management practices and improve investor decisions. He most recently played an integral role in leading the initiative that resulted in the SEC’s issuance of groundbreaking climate disclosure guidance for corporations in 2010.

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