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Virginia Must Sustain Momentum Toward a Clean Energy Future and a Competitive, Resilient Economy

Major companies in Virginia have been some of the strongest advocates for state policies to cut climate pollution and invest in the clean energy future, and they want to see the state keep moving toward a low-carbon future.
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October 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As Gov. Glenn Youngkin presents the 2022 Virginia Energy Plan today, the corporate sustainability organization Ceres is urging his administration to heed the call of major companies with operations in Virginia to prioritize clean energy resources and reduce climate pollution across the economy.

New Ceres Report Analyzes Unaddressed Climate Risks in the Derivatives Market

Report offers an exploratory analysis and details critical next steps for banks
Press Release

Ceres, today released a new first-of-its-kind report, Derivatives & Bank Climate Risk: Financing a Net Zero Economy, on the $600 trillion global derivatives market. The report examines the financial risks that derivatives activities pose for the 25 largest U.S. banks and offers concrete actions to address them.

Major Food, Ag, and Clothing Companies Bring Vision of a Climate-Smart Farm Bill to Congress

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Companies to meet with members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and other key lawmakers to discuss five priorities for a 2023 Farm Bill that can help address climate change and modernize the U.S. food system to benefit farmers, consumers, and communities

More than a dozen leading food, agriculture, and clothing companies are taking their case to Capitol Hill this week, calling for a 2023 Farm Bill that equitably builds rural prosperity and supports farmers as they work to address the severe climate-related challenges already facing U.S. farmlands.

NJ Employers Pledge To Support Green Workforce To Mirror State’s Leadership in Clean Energy Transition

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September 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Several major businesses with operations in New Jersey today pledged to invest in building a diverse and well-paid workforce as they advance their work as sustainability and climate leaders.

Companies Urge States To Adopt Clean Car Standards and Accelerate the Shift to Zero-Emission Transportation

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Leading companies are urging state policymakers to pass ambitious new car standards after California finalized the Advanced Clean Cars II rule last month, which will require all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission models by 2035.

Major Businesses Laud Minnesota Climate Action To Transition to a Net Zero Economy

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As Gov. Tim Walz presents Minnesota’s final Climate Action Framework designed to help the state achieve its climate pollution reduction goals, nine major businesses released a letter today in support of Minnesota’s transition to a carbon neutral economy.

Ahead of Climate Week 2022, Ceres To Urge Investors, Companies, and Policymakers To Turn the Year’s Climate Victories Into Even More Ambitious Action

Press Release

Climate Week 2022 provides an opportunity to celebrate and build upon historic U.S. climate action and investments, as private and public sector leaders raise ambition commitments and policies to capitalize on the opportunities of the net zero transition

With Climate Week 2022 set to commence next week, Ceres is calling on investors, companies, and policymakers to raise their climate ambition, building off the momentum of the recently signed U.S. Inflation Reduction Act to make the most of this game-changing moment in history.

The Inflation Reduction Act Was Years in the Making, and Will Power Our Economy for Years To Come

Press Release

September 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Ceres President and CEO Mindy Lubber attended today’s White House ceremony to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the largest investment in combating climate change and realizing the benefits of a clean energy economy in American history. Over the last year, Ceres mobilized hundreds of companies and investors in support of the package, which is expected to achieve a 40% or greater reduction in U.S.

U.S. Power Sector Emissions Ticked Back Up in 2021, According to Annual Ceres Benchmarking Report

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Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector increased by 7% in 2021 over the previous year, as economies around the world reopened following shutdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new benchmark analysis of air emissions of the nation’s 100 largest power producers. In 2020, the industry’s CO2 emissions had dropped a record 10%, its largest one-year decrease in emissions over the report’s 18 editions.

Valuing Water Finance Initiative: A Watershed Moment

Blog

Kirsten James, Ceres Senior Program Director, Water

From the recent destructive flooding in Kentucky and Mississippi to the dwindling Colorado River supply, no one is spared from the global water crisis that is accelerating before our eyes.

Water is the world’s most precious natural resource. It is essential to industries, communities, and ecosystems. Yet, it is chronically mismanaged in much of the world. Based on current trends, the world’s population will only have 44% of the water it needs in 2030.

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