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Corporate Leaders Call on Congress To Promptly Pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Legislation would be the largest climate investment in American history, promises to reduce costs and strengthen U.S. energy security.
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As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), dozens of leading U.S. companies are urging lawmakers to promptly pass this landmark legislation, which includes the most ambitious climate, clean energy, and environmental justice investments in American history.

Congressional Testimony: Climate Disclosure Is Financial Disclosure

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By Steven Rothstein, Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

In 2003, Ceres and a handful of investors met with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the first time to discuss the importance of mandatory climate disclosure to give investors the information they need to adequately manage their risks.

Ceres CEO Joins Vice President Harris for Launch of White House Action Plan on Global Water Security

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June 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber joined Vice President Kamala Harris and leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for the launch of the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security. The plan recognizes water as a necessity for all people, as well as the importance of water to global economies, and lays out a whole-of-government approach to tackling the water crisis.

After the White House briefing, Lubber said:

Major U.S. Companies and Investors Urge Congress to LEAD on Climate

Lawmakers pressed to finalize federal clean energy package at fourth annual business advocacy day
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May 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ -Representatives from more than 100 large companies and investors are meeting with key lawmakers of both parties this week in a united call for Congress to pass an ambitious package of federal clean energy, transportation, infrastructure, and advanced manufacturing investments. 

Ceres Announces New Fellowship Program in Honor of Esteemed and Beloved Colleague Ryan Martel

The Ryan Martel Fellowship recognizes one of the most outstanding leaders in the field of climate policy.
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March 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In honor of its longtime colleague Ryan Martel, the sustainability nonprofit Ceres announced a new fellowship program today for the next generation of rising stars in the field of policy. The Ryan Martel Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that will provide qualified individuals with a full year of learning and experience in climate policy and environmental justice advocacy.

The Inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Summit

There is a pressing need to address how the digital economy can be put to work for everyone, everywhere
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the new convening will examine opportunities to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth. At a time of rapid technological change, there is a pressing need to address how the digital economy can be put to work for everyone, everywhere.

Nominations Open for 2019 CR Magazine 12th Annual Responsible CEO of The Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards

Public and private companies are invited to nominate their CEO for this prestigious award
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 08 /CSRwire/ - Nominations are now being accepted for CR Magazine’s 12th annual Responsible CEO Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, given to corporate leaders committed to a progressive environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.

Using Cooking to Fight Poverty

Find out the many techniques D.C. Central Kitchen is using to fight poverty in the nation’s capital, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
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One in three children in Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, east of the Anacostia River, live in households that are food insecure, where their families don’t know if they’ll have enough to eat every month, said Mike Curtin Jr., CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen. That’s one of the many reasons the nonprofit is working to fight poverty in the nation’s capital.

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Empowering Washington, D.C., Residents Through Academic Scholarships

The District of Columbia Housing Authority goes beyond its mission of ensuring affordable housing by providing its residents with opportunities to build self-sufficiency through tools like its Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program
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The 2017 fall semester was about to start, but Lillian Copeland was still uncertain about how she was going to pay her college tuition. The rising sophomore and Washington, D.C., native had been accepted as a transfer student at Spelman College in Atlanta, but she needed more money.

“I wanted to go to Spelman because it was my dream school,” said the 19-year-old. “And to get accepted there and then not know if I could pay the bill was so stressful.”

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