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Ceres Commends U.S. Offer of Domestic Emissions Cuts Towards an International Climate Agreement

Higher End of U.S. Intended Nationally Determined (“INDC”) Target is Credible, Achievable and Will Stimulate Necessary Investment in Clean Technologies
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March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization Ceres commends the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution including a 26-28 percent cut in U.S. emissions below 2005 baseline by 2025 for the upcoming UN climate conference in Paris this December.

Mindy Lubber, Ceres President and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk says:

Clean Energy: A Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity

To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to invest $44 trillion in clean energy by 2050. We have a long way to go to achieve the Clean Trillion goal, however, there are several signs of progress.
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To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to invest $44 trillion in clean energy by 2050 – an average of $1.2 trillion per year for the next 36 years.

110 Shareholder Resolutions Related to Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Use Yield Strong Results During 2013 Proxy Season

Investors win company commitments to address flaring and fracking; carbon bubble and methane emission resolutions win strong support
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BOSTON, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Investors achieved noteworthy victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on hydraulic fracturing, flaring, fossil fuel reserve risks and other climate – and sustainability – related risks and opportunities.

Phil Angelides, a Leader in Shareholder Activism and Green Investment, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Phil Angelides has been awarded the fifth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made today, the first day of the annual Ceres Conference, which is running May 1-2 at The Fairmont in San Francisco, CA.

Song of Sorrow or Call to Arms? Four Stratagems to Improve Our Politics

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The TakeAway:   While extremist politics dominate Washington, financial markets continue to seize, and US credit-worthiness takes a beating, advocates of sustainability and good governance need to stop moping and get off the bench. Here are four stratagems to reverse the tide: educate and engage a broader public, hold political candidates accountable, and support Bob Massie for US Senate.   

New Reports from Citi, Ceres See U.S. Auto Industry Boosting Profits, Sales with Higher Mileage Standards

Tougher Fuel Efficiency Standards, Electric Vehicle Push Will Accelerate Sales and Profits for U.S. Carmakers More than Global Competitors, Two Analyses Conclude
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - March 30, 2011 - As the U.S ramps up vehicle fuel efficiency standards, two new reports from Citi Investment Research, Ceres and longtime independent industry experts conclude that U.S. automakers will be more profitable at a fleetwide 42 mile per gallon (MPG) average in 2020 – the strictest standard now proposed for that year and one seen as eminently achievable - and that by 2015 more than one in 20 cars sold in the U.S. will be hybrid, plug-in or full electric vehicles (EV).

As Water Scarcity Risks Grow, Investors Persuade Electric Utilities to Disclose Water Management Plans

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - March 23, 2011 - In response to shareholder requests, three leading electric utilities, Dominion, Southern Company and PPL Corporation, have agreed to significantly expand reporting and disclosure on water availability risks and plans for mitigating those risks.

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