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Regional Pact to Tackle Transportation Emissions Presents a Bold Vision for a Clean Transportation Future

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Influential companies from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are praising governors today for advancing plans to modernize the region’s transportation system while reducing pollution from cars and trucks.

Twelve states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont), as well as the District of Columbia, issued a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today outlining a market-based policy to create a clean, equitable and efficient transportation system for the region. 

COP25 Negotiation Results Fail to Respond to Calls to Close Ambition Gap and Step up Action at Speed and Scale the Paris Agreement Demands

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Sue Reid, vice president of climate and energy at Ceres, released this statement following the closing of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25) on Sunday.

Inside and outside the halls of COP25, investors, companies and leaders from a cross-section of society sent a clarion call to global governments: Close the ambition gap and step up climate action. Unfortunately, the results of the just-concluded negotiations do no such thing, coming nowhere close to the speed and scale the Paris Agreement demands.

Getting Corporate Human Rights Regulations Right Means Finding a “Smart Mix”

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We’re in an age where anyone with a cell phone can break a story. And when it comes to human rights violations, we’ve seen time and again how one video, even one tweet, can make a public relations team struggle to respond. But, is that the main mechanism that should govern how we hold companies accountable for human rights violations they cause or contribute to?

Record 631 Institutional Investors Managing More Than $37 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Global Climate Crisis

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631 institutional investors managing more than $37 trillion in assets urged governments to step up efforts to tackle the global climate crisis and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, in a joint statement issued today at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP25).

Ceres Investor Water Toolkit

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The Investor Water Toolkit is the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. This ‘how-to’ guide includes links to resources, databases, case studies and other tools for all investors to use, from pension funds to endowments to asset managers. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with more than 40 institutional investors from across the globe and is the ultimate resource on water integration written for investors by investors.

 

U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

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As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the bill would set the stage to power all sectors of the U.S. economy—from transportation to manufacturing to electricity—with 100% clean energy.

Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

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November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
 

Ceres CEO and President Tapped to Serve on U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Focused on Tackling Climate-Related Risks in Capital Markets

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November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber has been appointed to the first-ever U.S. federal advisory committee focused on addressing the short and long-term financial and market risks posed by climate change to capital markets and throughout the broader economy.

New Ceres Report Calls on Corporate Boards to Oversee Sustainability Risks As Global Climate and Water Crises Worsen

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November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by the nonprofit organization Ceres calls on corporate boards to systematically and explicitly oversee environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in order to keep their businesses resilient in the face of growing global climate and water crises.

Proposed Changes to the Shareholder Proposal Process Would Limit the Ability of Investors to Manage Risks

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November 5, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Proposed changes to the current shareholder proposal process would restrict an important avenue that investors use to manage risks and respond to emerging trends, said Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber.

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