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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Ceres Launches Supply Chain Sustainability Tool

Ceres releases an online tool that will help companies manage supply chain risk and sustainability issues.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Shareholders Press Oil & Gas Companies on Fracking

Investor groups, coordinated by Ceres, announced they've filed shareholder resolutions with Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Chesapeake Energy, ConocoPhillips and 14 other oil and gas companies,…
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Investors Worth $20 Trillion Discussed Climate Change Risks and Opportunities at the U.N.

Last week the U.N. had finally the chance to see a day of discussions on climate change, focusing on the risks and opportunities…
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Insurers Still Not Factoring Climate Change Risks Into Business Models

More than half of insurers that responded to a National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) climate disclosure survey  named market segments that may…
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Shareholder Resolutions Receive Record Levels of Support in 2011

You may have not noticed , but the 2011 proxy season is practically over. In the past, most companies would not notice either…
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Comparing Sustainability Reports is Easier Thanks to GRI and Deloitte

In order to be a truly useful tool for investors and community stakeholders, reporting needs to be streamlined, standardized, and above all, integrated…
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Water Scarcity, the Next Business Challenge and Differentiator

Water stewardship is the next large hurdle now that many companies have tackled the low hanging fruit of increasing energy efficiency.