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Certificate in Corporate Sustainability Announces Instructors

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Durham, NH - September 7, 2011 - The professional Certificate in Corporate Sustainability, launched this year by the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR), has announced its agenda and instructor list for the program’s three-day Institute, which will occur October 4-6, 2011 at the UNH Campus in Durham. The certificate program is directed toward mid-level and senior professionals seeking to increase knowledge and functional skills in the practices and principles of corporate sustainability.

Ceres Report: Insurers Slow to Recognize Climate Change Threat to Their Business Models and Larger Economy

Survey Results Illuminate Threats to Giant Industry’s Solvency, Plus Wider Impacts on Consumers, Businesses, Insurers’ Vast Portfolios
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston, MA - September 2, 2011 - Only 11 of 88 major insurers surveyed recently have formal policies in place to deal with growing climate change risks, according to a major new report issued today by Ceres.  The report was to have been delivered today at a conference of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. 

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Lays Out State’s Energy Future in Ceres Sustainability Podcast

Interview First in Three-Part Podcast Series Exploring Energy Economy in the Rocky Mountain West
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BOSTON, MA - August 24, 2011 - Ceres today launched a three-part podcast series exploring Montana’s energy future. The first episode features Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, now serving his second term as governor, who discusses why he is keen to kick America’s dependency on foreign fuel supplies. 

Song of Sorrow or Call to Arms? Four Stratagems to Improve Our Politics

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The TakeAway:   While extremist politics dominate Washington, financial markets continue to seize, and US credit-worthiness takes a beating, advocates of sustainability and good governance need to stop moping and get off the bench. Here are four stratagems to reverse the tide: educate and engage a broader public, hold political candidates accountable, and support Bob Massie for US Senate.   

Ceres President Mindy Lubber Commends Heavy Truck Standards

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BOSTON, MA - August 9, 2011 - Ceres, the nation’s largest coalition of investors and public interest groups working to promote sustainability, issued the following statement on today's announcement of the first fuel efficiency/greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks from 2014-2018.   

Ceres Urges EPA Not to Delay Final Implementation of its Air Toxics Rule for Electric Utilities

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston, MA - August 4, 2011 - Ceres, the nation’s largest coalition of investors and public interest groups today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging it to reduce hazardous air pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants and help transition the industry toward cleaner energy resources.

Ceres Announces Leading Investment, Insurance Experts as New Board Members

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - August 3, 2011 - Ceres today announced it has added two new members to its Board of Directors: New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Managing Partner Barney Schauble of Nephila Advisors LLC in San Francisco.

The Sustainability Ratings Industrial Complex: Breaking the Hold

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The TakeAway: The recent launch of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings seeks to bring some order, quality, and accountability to the diverse and booming growth industry of sustainability ratings and rankings—also a topic of the online "SustyChat3” among experts, occurring this week on the OpenEyeWorld platform.

Portland Trail Blazers Join BICEP Business Coalition Advocating for Strong Clean Energy, Climate Policies

BICEP’s First Sports Franchise, a Low-Carbon and Clean Energy Innovator, Highlights the Business Case for Strong Policy Among Major Sports Teams
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Portland, OR - June 29 - The Portland Trail Blazers today became the first professional sports franchise to stand up publicly for comprehensive energy and climate policies in the U.S. by joining BICEP - Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy - a coalition of consumer brands organized by Boston-based Ceres.

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