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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Statement by Ceres President Mindy S. Lubber in response to White House Announcement: American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Jul 27, 2015

This $140 billion in low-carbon investments are exactly the kinds of commitments we need to boost clean energy projects and other low-carbon solutions globally.

Ceres Press Release

L’Oréal USA Deepens Commitment to Action on Climate Change

Jul 16, 2015
Global Beauty Leader Joins Coalition for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy

n advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference which will take place this fall inParis, L’Oréal USA announced today that it will further its commitment to sustainability by joining the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition, which advocates for broader clean energy policies.

Ceres Press Release

New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues to Reduce Air Pollution Emissions in Advance of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jul 14, 2015
Comprehensive analysis shows electric generators & states’ emissions declining, but points to need for Clean Power Plan to achieve broader, deeper pollution reductions

The most comprehensive analysis to date on U.S. power plant air pollution emissions shows that most of the nation’s largest electric utilities have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years.

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Blogs and Columns

Ceres

Banana Republic’s Windows Campaign Connects The Water Drops in California

“Water conservation” has become the state motto in California as the epic drought continues to sap the region. Banana Republic wants to raise awareness around sustainability as a small, but important step forward to be more conscious about the environmental impact we all have in our daily lives.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Day Of Reckoning For Fossil Fuel Industry

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Jun 18, 2015

The fossil fuel industry is facing its day of reckoning – and not just because one of the world’s most prominent religious leaders, Pope Francis, is calling for action.

Ceres

Selfish or myopic? Exxon and Chevron's latest climate change statements are surely disturbing

by Shanna Cleveland, Senior Manager, Carbon Asset Risk (CAR) Initiative Ceres Posted on Jun 08, 2015

The two largest North American oil and gas companies, Chevron and ExxonMobil, recently held their annual meetings in the midst of a historic drought in California, a heat wave in India that is claiming thousands of lives, and unprecedented storms and flooding in Texas.

Press Clips

Washington Examiner

Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves

Washington Examiner
Jul 14, 2015

Carbon emissions have fallen even as the economy has improved since the recession, according to a new report, bucking historical trends as well as arguments by opponents of President Obama's environmental and climate regulations who say the administration's policies would crimp the economy.

NBC News

New water rules for California cities aren't enough: Scientists

CNBC
Jun 01, 2015

New urban water restrictions went into effect for cities across California on Monday, but the state will have to do more to prepare for a possible "new normal" of increased demand and dry periods that are longer, more frequent and more intense, a group of scientists said.

Voice of America

Environmental Group Helps Big Companies to Change Practices

Voice of America
May 24, 2015

Who has enough clout to get Fortune 500 giants like PepsiCola, Nike, Disney, Ikea and Apple to change their environmental practices? That credit would go to a Boston-based nonprofit with 80 employees and an $11 million budget, Ceres.

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

Andrew Logan

Since joining Ceres in 2002, Andrew has launched and directs two program areas for the organization. The first focuses on working with investors to engage the oil sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, biodiversity and water. Andrew's second area of focus is the insurance sector, particularly the role that insurers could play in encouraging solutions to climate change.

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