International Report Underscores Urgent Need for Climate Action Before It Is Too Late

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August 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Governments must urgently move to prevent the worst impacts of the global climate crisis, the sustainability nonprofit Ceres said following the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. Compiling the most recent climate research, the report presents dire findings that underscore the severe impacts of the crisis, and warns that the planet is at risk of failing to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the necessary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions without immediate policy changes.

Ceres Launches New Effort to Slash Emissions and Improve Transparency Across the Food Sector, Sets Out Benchmark

Food Emissions 50 to call on companies to improve emissions disclosures, set ambitious emission reduction targets, and implement climate transition action plans in line with Paris Agreement
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July 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new effort launched today to engage 50 of the highest-emitting publicly-traded food and agriculture companies in North America, with the goal of accelerating the transition to a net zero emissions future in the global food and agriculture sector. 

The Future of Real Estate for a Better World


by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL

Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.

New Analysis Shows Continuing Declines in U.S. Power Sector Air Emissions - Alongside Jump in Renewable Generation

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July 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fell 10% between 2019 and 2020 according to a new analysis released today. This is the largest year-over-year decrease since the Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States report was first released in 1997.

Congressional Testimony: Financial Institutions' Role in Staving Off the Climate Crisis and Protecting Our Financial System


By Steven Rothstein

Climate change threatens the futures of our planet and our people, but its impacts are not limited to physical threats that are gathering momentum, including increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, and intensifying storm systems.

The financial institutions that help regulate our societies are at risk as well, So when some financial regulators take a business-as-usual approach to climate change, they are creating additional risk to a livable world.

Despite Ambitious Corporate Pledges, Major U.S. Companies Shy From Climate Policy Lobbying, New Report Finds

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  • Although 92% of S&P 100 companies have committed to reducing their own emissions, and 57% agree there is a need for strong, science-based climate policy, only 40% are actively engaging lawmakers on the issue.
  • 21% of assessed companies have lobbied against science-based climate policy, even though the vast majority of those organizations have set their own internal emissions targets.

Ceres Releases Investor Expectations for Paris-aligned Financial Reporting in U.S. Oil and Gas Sector

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June 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - U.S. oil and gas companies, and their investors, are at risk of significant stranded assets because they are not adequately reflecting the impacts of the climate crisis and the clean energy transition in their financial reporting, as detailed in a new report from the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.

Over 450 Investors Managing $41 Trillion in Assets Tell Governments to Get Climate Policy Right and Massive Investment Will Flow

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June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 457 investors managing more than US$41 trillion in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will miss out on trillions of dollars in investment if they aim too low and move too slow. This represents the largest collective assets under management to sign on to a global investor statement to governments on climate change since the first statement in 2009. 

Investors, Companies, Organizations Call on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to Mandate Corporate Climate Disclosure

180 investors with nearly $2.7 trillion in assets under management seek to protect the economy from climate risk
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June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - During this week’s anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 180 investors with nearly $2.7 trillion in assets under management joined 155 companies and 58 nonprofit organizations calling on the regulatory agency to fulfill its mission to protect investors from risks including the systemic and financial risks associated with the climate crisis.

New Report Explores Private Equity's Role in Addressing Climate Threats to the Global Economy

Findings from Ceres and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM include recommendations on how to mitigate risk and realize investment opportunities related to the climate crisis
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June 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The sustainability nonprofit Ceres and The SustainAbility Institute by ERM (the SustainAbility Institute) today released a new report outlining solutions and recommendations to guide the private equity industry in addressing the systemic risk that climate change poses to the global economy.


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