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‘Main Street Investor’ Coalition Aims to Undermine Shareholder Rights

Press Release

May 23, 2018  /3BL Media/ - A new coalition backed by the National Association of Manufacturers aims to 'undermine critical shareholder rights that investors have long supported and relied on to help them effectively and efficiently protect the long-term value of their investments,' Ceres CEO and President Mindy said in a statement. 

Lubber added: 

Global Launch of New Climate-Based Water Resilience Criteria

Boost for green bond investment in water infrastructure, sustainable ecosystems, cities, agriculture and energy
Press Release

May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Water Consortium, a global group of climate finance and sustainability organisations, has formally launched the new Water Infrastructure Criteria of the Climate Bonds Standard marking a major turning point in best practice for sustainable investment in water-based infrastructure and green/grey hybrid systems. 

Ceres’ New Analysis of Large Global Companies Links Sustainability Performance with Strong Governance Systems

Press Release

May 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by the nonprofit organization Ceres finds that companies with strong systems for board sustainability oversight are more likely to perform better on sustainability challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

“Clean Trillion” Investment Goal in Sight and Achievable, New Ceres Report Says

Press Release

May 10, 2018  /3BL Media/ - As global clean energy transition takes hold and the market matures, a new Ceres report released today finds that the “Clean Trillion” – the goal of an additional $1 trillion investment in clean energy per year through 2050 needed to keep global temperature rise below 2-degrees Celsius and avoid the worst impacts of climate change – is eminently feasible.

Investor Momentum Builds With Majority Votes on Climate and Sustainability at Kinder Morgan

Press Release

May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Shareholders delivered historic majority votes at Kinder Morgan today, with global investors helping pass key climate and sustainability resolutions, Ceres said in a statement. 

Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. 

Traceability Is a Must for Companies With Zero-Deforestation Pledges

By Julie Nash
Blog

Unilever and Nestlé made waves in February when they became the first global food companies to publish their entire palm oil supply chains — both their direct suppliers and the mills that indirectly supply them. Palm oil is a key ingredient for many of the companies’ products, from margarine to candy to soap and shampoo; yet, it has been a thorn in the side of their zero-deforestation commitments.

Business Has Never Been More Critical in Advancing Gender Equality

by Kristen Lang
Blog

The adage, “behind every great man, there is a great woman,” has officially — and irretrievably — been relegated to the history books. In its place comes the understanding that behind every woman is a powerful and growing network of women who have, and are helping to, pave the way.

When I joined Ceres more than a decade ago, I was privileged to experience firsthand the power of working under a female CEO and a gender-balanced leadership team. Today, even as the organization has quintupled in size, Ceres maintains this gender parity.

Massachusetts Can Learn From the Business Community’s Clean Energy Leadership

Blog

Massachusetts is a national hub for innovation in the technology, healthcare, and clean energy sectors. From world-class universities to a rapidly growing biotechnology industry and unparalleled healthcare sector, Bay State businesses and institutions are on the cutting edge. So, it comes as no surprise that a growing number of companies are investing in the rapidly growing clean energy sector and powering their operations with renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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