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Press and Media

For press inquiries, please contact:

Peyton Fleming, Communications Director
Tel: 617-247-0700 ext 120
Cell: 617-733-6660
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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Pruitt Hearing Reaffirms He Is Not Right Pick For EPA Job

Jan 19, 2017

The Senate confirmation hearing for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt demonstrated that “he is not the right person to be the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency given his track record and stated preference for a more passive, defer-to-the-states EPA,” Ceres President Mindy Lubber said in a statement today.

Ceres Press Release

Major Businesses and Investors Support Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards

Jan 12, 2017
MPG Targets Protect Health of U.S. Auto Industry and Whole Economy

Major businesses, as well as 38 financial institutions and investors with over $740 billion in assets, expressed support for fuel economy targets and greenhouse-gas emissions standards saying they are good for American automakers and good for the economy as whole.

Ceres Press Release

630 Companies And Investors Tell Washington: Continue Accelerating the Low-Carbon Economy

Jan 10, 2017
“Low-Carbon USA” businesses encourage Trump administration and Congress to support and advance low-carbon policies and investment in the U.S.

More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.

Blogs and Columns

Ceres

Why The New Administration Should Be The Loudest Advocate For Climate Action

by Dan SaccardiCeres Posted on Jan 20, 2017

Amidst all the political rancor, the reality is that the incoming administration should be the loudest advocate for climate action, if for no other reason than to deliver on its ambitious jobs creation goal. Maintaining U.S. climate leadership would better position companies to capitalize on the immense business opportunity and get out ahead of growing international competition.

Ceres

Corporate secretaries and the power of being a positive gatekeeper

by Veena RamaniCeres Posted on Jan 09, 2017

The idea is straightforward, but crucial. The most effective corporate secretaries are those who act as a filter for the critical sustainability issues that should be raised to the board, but who also apply the filter with a strategic lens

Ceres

Is Your Mutual Fund Company Taking Climate Change Seriously?

by Rob BerridgeCeres Posted on Jan 06, 2017

We examined how the nation’s largest mutual fund companies voted on climate-related shareholder resolutions in 2015 and 2016. The results are revealing.

Press Clips

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.

Take Part

Air Pollution From Power Plants Is Dropping—and We’re Breathing Easier as a Result

Take Part
Jul 17, 2016

A new air pollution analysis published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Bank of America, and utilities Calpine, Exelon, and Entergy assesses emissions reported to the EPA in 2015 by the nation’s 100 largest producers of electricity.

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

Cynthia McHale

Cynthia McHale is the Director of Ceres' Insurance Program. She brings over twenty years of sector expertise working with many of the leading North American and European insurers, re-insurers and industry brokers. In her current role, Cynthia is leading a campaign to promote the insurance industry’s understanding and leadership on climate risks and opportunities. As risk managers, risk carriers and major institutional investors, insurers have a vital interest, and play an important role in fostering society’s response to global warming. Stronger insurance industry leadership on climate change issues will strengthen and accelerate our nation’s transition to a clean energy future while helping to build a resilient and sustainable society.

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