Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Paris Climate Deal [Brings Investment Opportunity of] $12.1 Trillion Over 25 Years
Jan 29, 2016
- If the world is serious about halting the worst effects of global warming, the renewable energy industry will require $12.1 trillion of investment over the next quarter century, or about 75 percent more than current projections show for its growth.
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.”
Drop In Oil Prices Complicates Effort To Combat Climate Change
Jan 28, 2016
- Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars in investment. Cheap prices for fossil fuels are making that transition a bit more complicated.
How Wall Street Can Solve the Climate Crisis
Jan 16, 2014
- One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they're solar panels, protective seawalls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them.
Renewable Energy at $254 Billion? Let’s Make It a Clean Trillion
Jan 16, 2014
- Billionaire bankers gathered at the United Nations yesterday to call for more investment in renewable energy -- $1 trillion a year, to be exact.
The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring
Feb 13, 2014
- Tackling climate change -- and thus keeping the world inhabitable -- is an achievable goal, but it will become prohibitively expensive if we wait to act.
Report: Water Availability a Risk for Oil, Gas Drillers
Feb 05, 2014
- A new national report on hydraulic fracturing and water use suggests that oil and gas companies are at risk of running short on the precious resource — especially in South Texas, where the drilling boom took off just two years ago as a severe drought was taking hold and has not let up.
Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves
Jul 16, 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.
Where Does The Carbon Come From?
Feb 04, 2016
- The Paris Agreement has targets to hold the global average temperature to below 2°C, with a commitment to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C. Achieving this goal will require dramatic reductions in GHGs, renewable energy, and methods for capturing carbon — but where does the carbon come from?
Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production
Jun 12, 2014
- Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
Food Companies Work With Farmers on Sustainability
Jun 12, 2014
- U.S. companies relying on farmers for the raw materials in their products must take a more active role in ensuring the crops are grown in a way that minimizes damage to water, soil, and environment, a report released Wednesday said.
The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk
Feb 17, 2015
- Twenty-year government bonds and thirty-year mortgages are bumping into the horizons for serious damage to South Florida from rising seas. So far, those enormous risks haven’t sent home prices tumbling, or sent borrowing costs skyrocketing.
Start Your Timers: We Have 30 Years Left To Fix Climate Change (But Who Cares?)
Sep 30, 2013
- The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report has made it official: We're causing climate change and time is running out. If only people would read it and do something.
An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet
Jan 05, 2016
- If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to do your part against climate change, keep reading. Now you can — with your investments.
New Obama order aims to prepare communities for severe weather
Nov 01, 2013
- In another move to address the impact of climate change, President Barack Obama ordered a bipartisan task force on Friday to help U.S. communities brace for longer heat waves, heavier downpours, more severe wildfires and worse droughts.
Heeding Sandy’s Lessons, Before the Next Big Storm
May 09, 2013
- It has been six months since Hurricane Sandy redrew the northern Mid-Atlantic coastline with its record storm surge and strong winds, paralyzing New York City for days, all the while offering a disturbing preview of what future storms may do to other coastal locations as sea levels continue to rise.
GISR launches principles for rating the raters
May 09, 2013
- Currently, more than 100 sustainability ratings, ranking and indices evaluate the performance of more than 10,000 companies, using more than 2,000 different indicators. The idea that this cacophony could be harmonized has long been an unattainable dream for companies.
Building a Sustainable Global Economy
Apr 04, 2014
- Ceres’ launch was inspired by the horrific Exxon Valdez oil spill. At that time the very idea of corporations having an ethic to measure and improve social and environmental performance beyond legal requirements was considered implausible. Today the landscape is remarkably different.
How to Finance a Trillion-Dollar Climate Change Opportunity
Feb 01, 2016
- Pulling the world back from the brink of catastrophic climate change cannot be done for free. Changing the way the world is powered means big spending -- and huge investment opportunities -- as new clean energy infrastructure is built across the world.
Here's How To Get Investors To Save The Planet
Dec 17, 2015
- World leaders should tax carbon emissions if they want institutional investors to commit their assets toward clean energy projects, according to a top environmental adviser to U.S. money managers.