Ceres: CSR and Sustainability News

Ceres leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies on sustainability leadership. In 2014, Ceres celebrated 25 years of advancing a sustainable economy.

More Utilities Are Shifting to Renewable Energy

“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric…

Ceres: Half of America’s Largest Companies Don’t Report on Climate Risk

Regarding climate change risk, “roughly half of the 3,000 biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. say mum’s the word, reporting zilch in…

Ceres: Bumper Harvests Mask Serious Threats to U.S. Corn Production

The USDA expects a second consecutive record corn harvest in 2014, but climate change, wasteful water practices and overuse of fertilizers pose real…

EDF: Green Trucks Good for the Planet and Business

Heavy trucks haul about 70 percent of U.S. freight, gobbling nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day while producing nearly half-a-billion tons…

Sustainability and 21st Century Corporations: Are We Gaining Enough Ground?

This year, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ceres released an assessment of the roadmap report with the uplifting title Gaining Ground. The bumper sticker:…

Ceres to Corporations: You’re Gaining Ground, But Pick Up the Pace

A look at a few of the most intriguing takeaways from a new report on corporate progress toward sustainability goals.

Supply Chain Worker Rights: From Good Intentions to Implementation

Today, worker rights might even be considered an oxymoron. But it’s a struggle well worth engaging as both a holding action and in…

New Ceres Fracking Study Sounds Water Warning Signal

The new Ceres fracking study sends warning signal to investors over water stress.

Ceres and UN Call for $1 Trillion in Clean Energy Investments by 2030 – Is It Feasible?

The framework, which was presented last week at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the U.N. was quite simple: All we need…

Cause For Optimism in Top Sustainable Business Trends

Latest GreenBiz State of Green Business report provides cause for optimism in list of top sustainable business trends.

Climate Change Inaction Costs Taxpayers Billions

There is a lingering perception that investing in technologies, initiatives and processeses aimed at countering climate change is just another drain on already…

How to Address Economic & Environmental Problems in One Shot

Public and private sector policies and actions centered firmly on climate change mitigation and adaptation offer us the ways and means to address…

The Weather Company Confronts Climate Change Denial Head On

The Weather Company is confronting climate change denial by endorsing the BICEP climate declaration, while The Weather Channel reaches a broad audience with…

Mars & 360 More U.S. Businesses Sign Climate Declaration

Ahead of a major President Obama climate speech, Mars and 360 small businesses join with GM and other major companies to sign the…

Study Shows Most Investors Don’t Support Climate-Related Shareholder Resolutions

A new study from Ceres shows that while many investors might say they view climate change as a material concern, when it comes…