CSR Minute: CERES Reports Record Number of Sustainability-Related Shareholder Resolutions for Energy Companies; Vault Launches New CSR Web Site

Feb 24, 2011 11:10 AM ET

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Press Release

Oil, coal, and power companies are looking at a 50 percent increase in climate and sustainable energy-related shareholder resolutions in the upcoming 2011 proxy season. That’s according to CERES, a coalition of investors and environmental organizations that directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, a group of more than 90 institutional investors with over $9 trillion dollars of collective assets. Investors filed 66 such resolutions last week with 41 energy companies, making a total of 96 resolutions filed so far this year, up from 44 resolutions filed all of last year. Also last week, consulting group Mercer released a report finding that climate change could increase portfolio risk by 10 percent over the next 20 years.

Vault.com has expanded its corporate social responsibility coverage with the creation of a new Web sub-site dedicated to CSR. The new “channel” features links to articles, news, and advice, and blogs from a variety of contributors, offering a cross-section of diversity, leadership, pro bono, and other green programs. The channel also offers a look into the careers available in CSR, as well as advice from senior leaders and corporate chiefs on how to incorporate sustainability into your current job. A source for employer rankings, ratings, and other information, Vault.com creates guides to green programs and environmental careers.

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