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.

100+ Ski Resorts Join BICEP Climate Declaration

Ceres and BICEP announced over 100 ski areas, including iconic resorts such as Squaw Valley and Park City, signed the Climate Declaration.

Shareholders Press for More Disclosure from Fracking Companies

For the fourth year in a row, a group of shareholders is pressing oil and gas companies to disclose fracking risks and impacts,…

How to Incentivize Sustainability in Private Equity

When it comes to sustainability, most investor engagement focuses on large, publicly traded companies. The Environmental Defense Fund's Green Returns project instead focuses…

Petroleum Losing Its Luster for Agriculture Sector, Too

More that 100 farming organizations, renewable energy associations and other stakeholders have signed an Agriculture Energy Coalition open letter to four U.S. Senators…

GM Adds Its Muscle to BICEP’s Climate Change Message

When GM signed onto the Climate Declaration, it signaled a growing tension between the automotive and petroleum industries.

Corporations Can’t Ignore Climate Change

When it comes to climate-related challenges, it’s in the long-term interest of corporations, investors and other major economic players to adjust business-as-usual models…

Ceres: Insurance Industry Unprepared for Climate Change

Last week’s Ceres report on insurance and climate change revealed insurance companies are not prepared for climate change’s impacts on their business.

The Energy Agenda of the 2013 Proxy Season

It is proxy season again. This is the time of the year when shareholder activism gets public attention with investors trying to help…

Hurricane Sandy Demonstrates That the Insurance Industry Should Be Wary of Climate Change

The damages caused by hurricane Sandy might range from $10 billion to $20 billion, which means there’s one sector that probably hates Sandy…

Business Leaders Want Wind Power Tax Credit Extended

Last week, diverse a group of 19 companies sent a letter to Congress asking them to extend the production tax credit (PTC)  for…

Ceres Launches Supply Chain Sustainability Tool

Ceres releases an online tool that will help companies manage supply chain risk and sustainability issues.

Proxy Season 2012: More Requests, More Engagement, More Results

The 2012 proxy season was busy as always - Ceres reported that investors successfully used shareholder resolutions to spur action on corporate sustainability…

More Companies Are Reporting Water Related Climate Change Risks

Corporate disclosures of water-related climate change risks in financial filings have increased since 2009, a Ceres report found.

Ceres Exposes Risks of Oil Shale Investment

The sustainable investor group Ceres has just issued a new report on oil shale, and it sounds a loud note of caution to…

Largest U.S. Mutual Funds Not Passing Climate Change Resolutions

Although the three largest mutual fund companies in the U.S. (American Funds, Fidelity and Vanguard) voted on a number of shareholder resolutions related…