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Trump Administration Rollback of Methane Standards Is Unconscionable and Ill-Advised

Press Release

August 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Trump administration’s rollback of reasonable and effective oversight of methane emissions “is unconscionable – akin to saying to auto makers that seat belts and airbags are burdensome and are no longer necessary,” said Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber. 

Investors & Companies Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
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by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres 

Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.

A New Recipe for Corporate Sustainable Agriculture

Blog

By Ceres' Beth Hooker and Nicole Tanner, World Wildlife Fund’s Water Stewardship Lead

Soil and water are intricately linked. From how they are protected to how they are managed to how they are valued across economic sectors, there is a clear connection. The decisions we make about one can have big impacts on the other. 

And, few industries rely on a healthy balanced relationship between soil and water as much as the $5 trillion global food and agricultural sector.  

Four Dozen Ohio Businesses Call for Repeal of House Bill 6

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A group of nearly 50 businesses, investors, trade associations, and employers in Ohio sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Legislature today urging the immediate repeal of House Bill 6.

40 Investors With Nearly $1 Trillion Join Other Leaders to Urge U.S. Financial Regulators to Act on Climate Change As a Systemic Financial Risk

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72 private and public sector leaders, including investors, former regulators, lawmakers, NGOs, and foundations urge regulatory action on climate change

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72 private and public sector leaders, including investors, former regulators, lawmakers, NGOs, and foundations urge regulatory action on climate change

As U.S. Rebuilds Economy, Companies Urged to Align Lobbying With Science-based Climate Action

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New action plan argues strong corporate governance on climate change will allow for alignment and create a policy environment that better positions companies and economies for growth

Press Release

New action plan argues strong corporate governance on climate change will allow for alignment and create a policy environment that better positions companies and economies for growth

Businesses Applaud Largest Multi-State Effort to Expedite Decarbonization of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Press Release

July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/  - Major businesses are welcoming a new agreement released today by the Governors of 15 U.S. states that pledges to work collectively to decarbonize commercial vehicles. This marks an important milestone as it is the largest multi-state collaboration on cleaning up transportation in U.S. history. It is incredibly timely as states look to rebuild a more resilient and sustainable economy in the wake of the pandemic and accelerate the transition to a clean transportation future. 

50 Investors With US $4 Trillion in Assets Back Strong Methane Emissions Regulation in Pennsylvania

Call on oil and gas companies operating in the Commonwealth to support proposal to cut emissions by 75,000 tons per year, reduce air pollution and capture lost fuel
Press Release

July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, a group of 50 institutional investors representing US $4 trillion in assets under management issued a statement of support for a strong final regulation to reduce air pollution and methane emissions proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

New Analysis Shows Momentum Building to Decarbonize the Power Sector

Press Release

Before the pandemic, power sector emissions fell eight percent as the economy grew.

Coal generation continued to decline as renewable energy expanded and more corporations committed to net-zero carbon emission goals.

Ceres Applauds New House Climate Action Plan That Would Put the Us on Path to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050

Press Release

June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for their leadership and thoughtful set of bold policy recommendations released today to tackle the global climate crisis as the U.S. works to rebuild the economy. 

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