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2011 Proxy Season Report: Fracking, Water Scarcity, Other Issues Show Shareholders Resolute on Climate & Related Sustainability Resolutions

With Record 109 Resolutions Filed, Investors Achieve Strong Results on Natural Gas “Fracking,” Water, Coal Ash Disposal and Oil Refinery Safety at Annual Shareholder Meetings
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - June 23, 2011 - Investors achieved noteworthy victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a record 109 shareholder resolutions filed with 81 U.S. and Canadian companies on climate change, unconventional fossil fuel production and related sustainability risks and opportunities. 

Ceres Announces Leading Sustainability Advocates, Legal Experts as New Board Members

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - June 22, 2011 - Ceres today announced it has added four new members to its Board of Directors: Carl Pope, chairman of the Sierra Club; Janet Ranganathan, vice president for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute (WRI);

The GRI Process: Not Just a Reporting Framework

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The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) was first established in 1997 by CERES, a nonprofit organization that leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and public interest groups that work with companies to address sustainability challenges such as climate change and water scarcity. CERES was founded in 1989 by a small group of investors in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and has been working for more than 20 years to incorporate best practices into the daily operations of businesses across the world.

A Single Measure, Unbiased Results: Ceres, Tellus Unveil Global Initiative for a Standardized, Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Rating

Cacophony of Sustainability Ratings Feeds Corporate “Survey Fatigue,” Plus Cherry Picking, Conflicts of Interest; New Rating Will Drive Capital to Sustainability Leaders
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 9, 2011 - WASHINGTON, DC – Ceres and Tellus Institute, two leading organizations that work with companies, investors and nonprofit groups to embed sustainable practices in capital markets, today announced the launch of an initiative to create and bring to widespread adoption a single standard for rating the sustainability performance of companies.

Investors Controlling $1 Trillion in Assets Call on Russell 1000 Companies to Integrate Sustainability Into Business Models

Environmental, Social, Governance Concerns Are Clear Material Business Risks, Say 31 Letter Signers; Companies Asked to Demonstrate Actions, Disclosure Steps
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Citing global climate change, resource constraints and growing population pressures, more than two dozen major institutional investors, collectively managing $1 trillion in assets, have asked the Russell 1000 companies in a jointly-signed letter to actively embrace the “new reality” of so-called ESG risks – environmental, social and governance – in both their actions and required investor disclosures.

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Citing global climate change, resource constraints and growing population pressures, more than two dozen major institutional investors, collectively managing $1 trillion in assets, have asked the Russell 1000 companies in a jointly-signed letter to actively embrace the “new reality” of so-called ESG risks – environmental, social and governance – in both their actions and required investor disclosures.

2011 Ceres Conference - An Interview with Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive of Bank of America

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 19, 2011 - Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive of Bank of America sat down for an interview at the 2011 Ceres Conference, taking place May 11th and 12th in Oakland, CA.  

2011 Ceres Conference - An Interview with Peter Kinder, Co-founder of KLD Research & Analytics

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 19, 2011 - Peter Kinder, Co-founder of KLD Research & Analytics sat down for an interview at the 2011 Ceres Conference, taking place May 11th and 12th in Oakland, CA.  

2011 Ceres Conference - An Interview with Jonathan Jacoby, Policy & Campaigns Manager, Private Sector Development of Oxfam America

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 19, 2011 - Jonathan Jacoby, Policy & Campaigns Manager, Private Sector Development of Oxfam America sat down for an interview at the 2011 Ceres Conference, taking place May 11th and 12th in Oakland, CA.  

2011 Ceres Conference - An Interview with Kathrin Winkler, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer of EMC

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 19, 2011 - Kathrin Winkler, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer of EMC sat down for an interview at the 2011 Ceres Conference, taking place May 11th and 12th in Oakland, CA.  

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