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Amid Pandemic and Worsening Climate and Water Crisis, the Sustainability Movement Grew Stronger

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

New SEC Rule Will Impair Investors' Ability To Manage Risk at a Time of Mounting Systemic Risks

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At a time when the climate crisis and other systemic risks loom over the economy, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s 3-to-2 vote today amending its rule on shareholder proposals would make it harder for investors to manage the financial risks associated with these trends.
 

Futurecasting a World With Water Aware Financial Institutions: Four Takeaways

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Understanding the real enormity and complexity of the water crisis that companies face requires a concerted effort at combining scientific and financial insights, according to speakers convened by Ceres at World Water Week 2020.

Major Pennsylvania Businesses, Institutions Declare Support for Regional Carbon Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Climate Action 100+ Calls for Net-zero Business Strategies & Sets Out Benchmark of Largest Corporate Emitters

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Letter sent to CEOs & chair of the board at 161 global companies sets out benchmark and calls on firms to commit to net-zero business strategies1.   

Initiative, involving over 500 global investors with over $47 trillion in assets, to assess company progress in line with net-zero transition against 30 indicators.   

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Letter sent to CEOs & chair of the board at 161 global companies sets out benchmark and calls on firms to commit to net-zero business strategies1.   

Initiative, involving over 500 global investors with over $47 trillion in assets, to assess company progress in line with net-zero transition against 30 indicators.   

Investors Talk Deforestation: Q&A With Michelle Edkins, BlackRock

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Michelle Edkins is Managing Director in BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team, which seeks to promote governance best practices that help create long-term shareholder value for clients. Ceres talked with Michelle about BlackRock’s engagement strategy on climate change and deforestation and why more investors should be boosting attention to these systemic financial risks.

Ceres' Climate Week NYC 2020 Media Briefing

Ahead of virtual summit, Ceres’ leading experts to highlight key action steps to stop the climate crisis
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September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As we experience another deadly and devastating hurricane and wildfire season, it is clear the climate crisis continues to wreak havoc around the globe. In 2020, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit an all-time high, triple-digit temperatures in the Arctic Circle led to another warmest month on record, and the dry spring and summer heat unleashed raging forest fires from America's West to Brazil's Amazon.  In California, the wildfires across the state have already burned more acres than any year on record.

Ceres Welcomes Climate Risk Report From Subcommittee of CFTC, As Calls to Regulate Climate Change As a Systemic Financial Risk Grow Louder

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Report finds climate change poses a major financial risk to U.S. economy, calls on financial regulators to incorporate climate-related risk into supervision

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Report finds climate change poses a major financial risk to U.S. economy, calls on financial regulators to incorporate climate-related risk into supervision

New Senate Special Committee Report Urges Financial Regulators to Tackle Climate Change As a Systemic Threat to U.S. Economy

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August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A major report released today by the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis urges financial regulators to protect the U.S. economy from the systemic risk of climate change, a call to action that Steven M. Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets, calls “much needed and much appreciated.”
 

Senator Warren Urges SEC to Tackle Systemic Risk of Climate Change and Mandate Climate Risk Disclosure, Citing Ceres Report

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Letter to SEC cites significant investor concern over systemic risks posed by climate
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to tackle climate change as a systemic financial risk, and to heed the recommendations in a report from the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets in a letter that “adds an important voice to the growing chorus calling on financial regulators to act on climate change,” said Steven Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets.

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