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Climate Action 100+ Progress Report Records Accelerated Company Commitments To Net-Zero Emissions but Gaps Remain

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Dec. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ Almost half the focus companies of Climate Action 100+ – the world’s largest ever investor engagement initiative on climate change – have now established commitments to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, its latest progress report reveals. 

Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance Debuts Principles to Drive Change and Accelerate U.S. Commercial Fleet Electrification

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Major companies with large commercial vehicle fleets provide guidance for auto and truck manufacturers, regulators, policymakers, and utilities on how to accelerate transition to electric vehicle

Ceres Releases a Set of Practices for an Equitable and Just Transition to Clean Energy

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Recognizes the clean energy transition as an opportunity to create a more equitable, just and sustainable economy

Recommends five best practices to bring local communities and workforces into planning with clean energy project developers, purchasers, investors and regulators

New York State Common Retirement Fund Becomes First US Pension Fund to Commit to Net-Zero by 2040

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December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that New York State Common Retirement Fund will commit to the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its portfolio by 2040, becoming the first US pension fund pledging to achieve this ambition 10 years earlier than any other US pension fund. 

Investors Talk Deforestation: Q&A with Julie Gorte, Impax AM

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Julie Gorte is the Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds. She oversees environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as the firm’s shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy. Julie recently spoke with Ceres about how she engages with companies on deforestation and climate change. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. 

Leading Asset Managers Commit to Net Zero Emissions Goal With Launch of Global Initiative

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30 founding investor signatories to Net Zero Asset Managers initiative will work in collaboration with clients to achieve target-based net zero goal by 2050 or sooner

Other asset managers encouraged to join initiative, to demonstrate sector leadership and commitment to sustainable future

Ceres Accelerator Commends U.S. Federal Reserve for Affirming Climate Change As a Risk to Financial Stability

Affirmation comes days after Federal Reserve Chairman Powell confirms agency's responsibility to protect against systemic risk of climate change
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November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Federal Reserve included climate change in a list of key risks to U.S. financial stability today, in what Steven M. Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets calls "a dramatic step toward tackling climate change as a systemic financial risk.”

State Treasurer, Investors With More Than $102 Billion in Assets Call on New Mexico Regulators to Strengthen Draft Ozone and Methane Regulations

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November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Investors with more than $102 billion in assets under management called on New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state environmental regulators to strengthen draft ozone precursor and methane regulations, citing public health and environmental risks. 

Biden-Harris Victory Is a Win for Our Health, Planet, Our Economy and Our Future

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Ceres stands ready to work with new administration to build back better from Covid-19, advance a more equitable, just and sustainable future, and welcome the U.S. back into the global Paris Climate Agreement 

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Ceres stands ready to work with new administration to build back better from Covid-19, advance a more equitable, just and sustainable future, and welcome the U.S. back into the global Paris Climate Agreement 

As Election Looms, the Trump Administration's Formal Withdrawal of the U.S. From the Global Paris Agreement Goes Into Effect

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The US becomes the only country to leave the global pact, weakening the nation’s standing on climate change

Despite today’s action, 4000+ leaders pledge to continue the public and private sector work to achieve the pact’s most ambitious goals

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