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New Exxon Report Is a Step Forward for Investor Disclosure on Climate Change, but Falls Short on Detail

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February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new climate report released by ExxonMobil, which explores the risks the company would face in a low-carbon transition, represents “a significant step forward for institutional investors who have long engaged with the company on climate change but falls short on key details,” Andrew Logan, director oil and gas at Ceres, said today in a statement.

The report, 2018 Energy & Carbon Summary, “adopted a whole new climate-related frame,” Logan added, “providing the clearest accounting yet of how Exxon is—and is not—planning for a low-carbon future.”

Summit Draws Major Investors With $30 Trillion in AUM to Map Out Next Steps on Tackling Climate Risk and Seizing Low-carbon Opportunities

Investors make key announcements on low-carbon commitments; release new investor agenda to accelerate and scale up action on climate change
Press Release

February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk today to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change. The strong showing of leaders, who ranged from institutional investors to state and city pension fund fiduciaries to corporate executives, demonstrated the growing mainstream attention to the greatest threat of our generation.

Massachusetts Companies Meet With Lawmakers to Highlight Sustainability Leadership

Company leaders from Massachusetts’ largest employers gather on Beacon Hill to share their environmental and clean energy stories with state lawmakers.
Press Release

January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A dozen Massachusetts companies and investors representing some of the Commonwealth’s largest employers will gather on Beacon Hill today to meet with lawmakers about their corporate sustainability goals and how these initiatives make businesses more competitive and drive economic growth.

Ohio Businesses Call on Senate to Protect Renewable and Energy Efficiency Standards

Business leaders join together in opposing rollbacks to Ohio’s clean energy standards, emphasizing statewide economic and health benefits
Press Release

January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Ohio Senate is moving quickly to act on legislation that would undercut Ohio’s clean energy economy. In response, major businesses, investors, healthcare providers and trade associations representing nearly 200,000 employees are gathering to voice their firm opposition to legislation that would roll back the state’s clean energy standards. 

New Hampshire Businesses Call for Strong Clean Energy Policies to Help the State Thrive

Leaders in the New Hampshire business community release a series of principles highlighting the economic benefits of clean energy and their support for policy action
Press Release

January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the legislature gears up for the 2018 session, over 50 New Hampshire businesses united in calling for the Legislature to support economic growth and business development through advancing clean energy policies. Dartmouth Hitchcock, Hannaford Supermarkets, Hypertherm, Velcro Companies, Timberland and Worthen Industries are among the businesses that signed on to a series of  “Clean Energy Principles.”

Four Mutual Fund Giants Begin to Address Climate Change Risks in Proxy Votes: How About Your Funds?

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Nearly all climate scientists and every government on earth (except for one) agree that society faces profound risks from human-induced climate change. Does your mutual fund company, investment manager, or 401(k) manager agree that the risks are serious and extend to companies in their portfolios?   

New Investor Toolkit: Investor Voices on Water

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Monika Freyman, Director of Investor Water Engagement shares her insights on the latest interactive web-based resource - “The Investor Water Toolkit” - a comprehensive tool that helps investors become more water aware.

Cutting Through the Haze of Business and Human Rights in India

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Arriving in Delhi by night doesn’t give you a true sense of the city’s vastness. The low hum of hundreds of taxis whizzing around the airport terminal and the dirt kicked up from the wheels of 11:00 p.m. traffic blur the senses. But when morning came, and I saw the prim, gleaming hotels and office buildings of Gurgaon rise from a sprawling landscape of poverty and poke through the hazy, brown-grey horizon line, a clearer picture of India emerged.

DC Hearing: Weakening National Vehicle Standards Would Hurt Auto Industry

MPG rules need to stay strong for the sake of the economy and jobs
Press Release

December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, a 

Ceres Joins Forces With Investors and Partner Organizations Worldwide to Launch Climate Action 100+

New global initiative aims to engage with world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to act on climate change
Press Release

December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres joined forces with investors and partner organizations worldwide today to help launch a new five-year global initiative led by investors to engage with the largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters in North America and around the world to act on climate change. The effort is backed by more than 225 global investors, including nearly 70 North American investors, with USD $26.3trillion in assets under management at the time of launch.

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