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Major Investors Urge Oil Spill Commission to Seek SEC-Required Disclosure of Offshore Drilling Risks

Greater Transparency Essential for Investors to Gauge Whether Industry Is Addressing Material Risks Exposed by BP Gulf Spill
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The Securities and Exchange Commission should play a critical role in requiring oil companies to boost their public disclosure of material financial risks they face from offshore oil drilling projects. To that end, a group of leading U.S. investors has asked the national commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to recommend development of new disclosure guidance from the SEC for energy companies involved in ever-increasing deepwater drilling activity globally.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission should play a critical role in requiring oil companies to boost their public disclosure of material financial risks they face from offshore oil drilling projects. To that end, a group of leading U.S. investors has asked the national commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to recommend development of new disclosure guidance from the SEC for energy companies involved in ever-increasing deepwater drilling activity globally.

New Report: Coal-to-Liquids and Oil Shale Pose Significant Financial and Environmental Risks to Investors

Dozens of U.S. Projects Now Underway Face Climate-Related Regulatory Challenges, Water Risks and Technological Uncertainties
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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

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As pressure mounts to develop unconventional fuel sources to enhance U.S. energy security, a new Ceres report released today shows that coal-to-liquid (CTL) and oil shale technologies face significant environmental and financial obstacles - from water constraints, to technological uncertainties to regulatory and market risks - that pose substantial financial risks for investors involved in such projects.

Ceres President Recognized as ‘Leader of Change’ by United Nations and Foundation for Social Change

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November 18, 2010 - Mindy S. Lubber, president of the non-profit group Ceres, was honored today by the United Nations and the Foundation for Social Change as one of the “World’s Top Leaders of Change” for her work in mobilizing leading companies to integrate environmental challenges into their core business strategies.

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November 18, 2010 - Mindy S. Lubber, president of the non-profit group Ceres, was honored today by the United Nations and the Foundation for Social Change as one of the “World’s Top Leaders of Change” for her work in mobilizing leading companies to integrate environmental challenges into their core business strategies.

68 Leading Investors Issue Joint Statement Opposing Proposition 23

Large Asset Managers, VC’s, Say Economic Competitiveness and Job Creation Would Take Major Hit in CA if Referendum Passes
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Sixty-eight major investors collectively managing $415 billion in assets today issued a joint statement urging a “No” vote on Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would halt implementation of the state’s landmark, bipartisan clean energy law.

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Sixty-eight major investors collectively managing $415 billion in assets today issued a joint statement urging a “No” vote on Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would halt implementation of the state’s landmark, bipartisan clean energy law.

Valero, Tesoro and Occidental Face Shareholder Pressure for California Proposition 23 Support

Investors File Resolutions Challenging Company Political Spending Policies and Procedures
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Responding to the oil companies’ financial backing for California’s controversial Proposition 23, investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Occidental Petroleum (Occidental), Valero Energy Corp. (Valero) and Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro) requesting Board-level review and oversight of the companies’ political expenditures and policies. Proposition 23 aims to suspend California’s landmark global warming law and, if passed, would undermine national efforts to reduce pollution causing climate change.

 

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Responding to the oil companies’ financial backing for California’s controversial Proposition 23, investors today announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with Occidental Petroleum (Occidental), Valero Energy Corp. (Valero) and Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro) requesting Board-level review and oversight of the companies’ political expenditures and policies. Proposition 23 aims to suspend California’s landmark global warming law and, if passed, would undermine national efforts to reduce pollution causing climate change.

 

California Companies in BICEP Coalition Urge Prop. 23 “No” Vote

Ballot Measure Would Cost Jobs, Investment; Risk California’s Market Lead in One of 21st Century’s Great Emerging Industries
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California-based Levi Strauss & Co., eBay Inc., Symantec, Clif Bar & Company and The North Face – all internationally known brand names – today urged California voters to reject the Proposition 23 ballot initiative. They said it would effectively kill the state’s landmark air pollution and clean energy law – and with it the kind of technological innovation opportunities that create many jobs.

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California-based Levi Strauss & Co., eBay Inc., Symantec, Clif Bar & Company and The North Face – all internationally known brand names – today urged California voters to reject the Proposition 23 ballot initiative. They said it would effectively kill the state’s landmark air pollution and clean energy law – and with it the kind of technological innovation opportunities that create many jobs.

Ceres and CalPERS Announce Initiative to Accelerate Corporate Action on Global Sustainability Challenges

Project Involving Skoll Foundation and Nike Unveiled at Clinton Global Initiative
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Ceres formed a collaboration today with Nike, the Skoll Foundation and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, to use their collective clout to urge the nation's largest companies to move more quickly to understand global sustainability risks and develop new business models and solutions.

 

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Ceres formed a collaboration today with Nike, the Skoll Foundation and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, to use their collective clout to urge the nation's largest companies to move more quickly to understand global sustainability risks and develop new business models and solutions.

 

Ready for REDD+? Connecting forests to carbon emissions markets

An interview with Dorjee Sun, CEO of Carbon Conservation
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In this episode, we are joined by Dorjee Sun, CEO of Carbon Conservation, a forest carbon financing and management company, to talk about the work his company is doing to protect forests and help get these carbon reduction markets out of the woods. Listen to the episode at www.ceres.org/podcast.

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In this episode, we are joined by Dorjee Sun, CEO of Carbon Conservation, a forest carbon financing and management company, to talk about the work his company is doing to protect forests and help get these carbon reduction markets out of the woods. Listen to the episode at www.ceres.org/podcast.

Ceres Conference 2010: 3BL Media's Bill Baue interviews Mindy Lubber, President at CERES

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3BL Media's Bill Baue interviews Mindy Lubber, President at CERES while attending the Ceres 2010 Conference, Roadmap for a Sustainable Future, on May 5-6, 2010 in Boston, MA.

Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as climate change, and 3BL Media, a leading CSR and sustainability communications company, have partnered to raise awareness about organization' efforts and progress around sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues.

Boston-based Ceres has been working for 21 years to integrate climate change and other global sustainability challenges into business and investor practices worldwide. Ceres developed the Ceres Principles in 1989 to serve as a code of environmental conduct for companies. It also developed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), now the de-facto international standard for corporate reporting on social and environmental practices. Earlier this year, Ceres released  "The 21st Century Corporation: Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability ," a vision and practical roadmap for integrating sustainability into the DNA of companies. The Roadmap is designed to provide a comprehensive platform for sustainable business strategy and for accelerating best practices and performance across entire business models – from the board room, to operations, to supply chains. 

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3BL Media's Bill Baue interviews Mindy Lubber, President at CERES while attending the Ceres 2010 Conference, Roadmap for a Sustainable Future, on May 5-6, 2010 in Boston, MA.

Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as climate change, and 3BL Media, a leading CSR and sustainability communications company, have partnered to raise awareness about organization' efforts and progress around sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues.

Boston-based Ceres has been working for 21 years to integrate climate change and other global sustainability challenges into business and investor practices worldwide. Ceres developed the Ceres Principles in 1989 to serve as a code of environmental conduct for companies. It also developed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), now the de-facto international standard for corporate reporting on social and environmental practices. Earlier this year, Ceres released  "The 21st Century Corporation: Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability ," a vision and practical roadmap for integrating sustainability into the DNA of companies. The Roadmap is designed to provide a comprehensive platform for sustainable business strategy and for accelerating best practices and performance across entire business models – from the board room, to operations, to supply chains. 

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Roadmap for a Sustainable Future - Ceres Conference 2010

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Summary: 

For 20 years, Ceres has brought together companies, investors, environmentalists and other stakeholders to integrate sustainable solutions into business strategy and build long-term shareholder value. At the Ceres Conference 2010: Roadmap for a Sustainable Future, we will again bring these partners together to examine and define the key issues and solutions for achieving a sustainable future.

When:  May 5 - 6, 2010

Where: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | Boston, MA

Click here to register

 

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For 20 years, Ceres has brought together companies, investors, environmentalists and other stakeholders to integrate sustainable solutions into business strategy and build long-term shareholder value. At the Ceres Conference 2010: Roadmap for a Sustainable Future, we will again bring these partners together to examine and define the key issues and solutions for achieving a sustainable future.

When:  May 5 - 6, 2010

Where: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | Boston, MA

Click here to register

 

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