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The Climate Crisis Must Be Priority for Financial Regulators

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By Steven Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Central banks around the world are responsible for ensuring economic and financial stability. So why would some of them minimize perhaps the most significant threat to the future of our society and its financial markets – climate change?

New Ceres Report Explores Physical Risks of Climate Change Within the Banking Sector

Findings include recommendations to help banks implement practical frameworks for analysis and action
Press Release

September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today reveals the potential exposure from physical climate change impacts to just the syndicated loan portfolios of 28 of the largest U.S. banks could approach 10 percent annually.

After 'Code Red' Warning, Ceres Launches New Effort to Transform Six of the Highest Emitting Sectors

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  • Ambition 2030 aims to drive a collective level of greater corporate climate ambition and action to decarbonize entire sectors and prevent more catastrophic global warming. 
  • Scientists warn without immediate, large-scale emissions reductions, previous targets limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be out of reach.

Connecticut Business, Public Health, and Environmental Advocates Make the Case for Joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative

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August 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Connecticut advocates and businesses spotlighted their support for the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) at a virtual gathering today, urging state lawmakers to support legislation that will formalize the state’s participation in the groundbreaking program. 

Ceres and UC Berkeley School of Law Announce Fall Session of ESG Course for Corporate Directors

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August 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and UC Berkeley School of Law are pleased to announce that registration is open for the fall session of “ESG: Navigating the Board’s Role,” an online course to help corporate directors better understand their role with regards to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues of the companies they oversee. This session will run from October 5th through December 6th, 2021. 

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

Press Release

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
Press Release

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

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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

Blog

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.

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