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Harvesting the Best Farm Bill Possible (Part 1)

Farms, food, energy and conservation
Blog

With the first public meeting of the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee taking place this morning, the House and Senate begin the process of agreeing on a compromise version of this landmark agricultural legislation.

The Unanticipated Benefits of California’s Water Policies

From software to robots to technology originally designed to detect water on Mars, market-based policy approaches are spurring innovation
Blog

Just as California's climate policies have driven innovation in energy efficiency, renewable energy and battery storage – creating 500,000 new jobs – many of the state’s recently enacted bills are beginning to drive innovation in water technology. State policymakers should take note.

These technologies, in turn, are poised to bring about new jobs and economic growth in California, while supporting the policy goals of creating more robust water utilities and better drought resilience for the state.

Investors and Businesses Decry Proposed Rollback of Tailpipe Emissions and MPG Standards

Press Release

August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In response to the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards, influential investors and business leaders are raising concerns that the change will undermine the global competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry–especially auto suppliers, the largest manufacturing sector in the U.S.–in addition to spurring years of regulatory uncertainty and litigation. More than one-third of the U.S.

Impact That Resonates Everywhere You Work

CR Experts Weigh in on the Trends Shaping Their Regions – And the World
Blog

by Cecily JosephVP, Corp Social Responsibility

Engaging nonprofits, public policy and advocacy organizations, and issue experts – both globally and regionally – provides the expertise companies need to make a positive impact that resonates everywhere they “work”. Symantec’s CR partners offer their insights on the trends shaping the future of CR.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
Article

Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

PRI and Ceres Expand Sustainable Forest Initiative to Include Dialogue with Companies in the Soy Value Chain

Press Release

The PRI and sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres today announced that their collaborative effort to address tropical deforestation, the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, has expanded to include engagement with companies exposed to deforestation risks linked to soy production in South America. 

The Initiative will support and coordinate investor’s engagement with companies to eliminate deforestation from their soybean supply chains within South America.

Businesses and Institutions Call for a Regional Approach to Curb Transportation Emissions

Private sector, healthcare, and higher education institutions urge Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to prioritize policies and investments for a clean and efficient regional transportation system.
Press Release

Influential investors, companies, hospital systems, colleges, and universities called on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to take steps to modernize the region’s transportation system and keep the local economy thriving.

Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Article

By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

Colorado Businesses Applaud Governor’s Move to Adopt Advanced Clean Car Standards

Business leaders commend Gov. John Hickenlooper’s leadership in adopting clean car standards, emphasizing statewide economic and environmental benefits
Press Release

June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Influential businesses praised Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision this week to reduce transportation emissions and adopt a program that would put more clean and efficient cars on the road.

The program, known as Advanced Clean Cars (ACC), will boost Colorado’s economy by increasing fuel cost savings, reducing health costs, and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

Updated Report: Automakers Reduce Risk, Enhance Competitiveness With Strong MPG/Emission Standards

Press Release

June 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In the wake of reports that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may propose rollbacks to vehicle efficiency and emission standards, Ceres has released an updated analysis and 

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