by Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Water and Food, Ceres
Hurricane Florence is only the latest environmental, financial and reputational calamity to hit the nation’s vast livestock industry this year.
Even before last month’s torrential rains caused widespread losses and flooding in hog waste lagoons across North Carolina, meat producers had come under growing pressure due to extensive pollution from their sprawling factory farms, which confine thousands of hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.
BOSTON, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The nonprofit sustainability organization Ceres applauds Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass, efforts to advance legislation that directs the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring companies to disclose critical information about their exposure to risks posed by climate change.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As carbon pollution from global cattle production and tropical deforestation continues its alarming rise, 44 investors with approximately US $6.4 trillion in assets under management today called on companies sourcing beef and related cattle products to mitigate and eliminate deforestation risks from their supply chains.
Partner organizations launch first-of-its-kind global agenda, to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving goals of the Paris Agreement
September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Investor Agenda, launched this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, will support investors in accelerating and scaling-up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Its launch also demonstrates the significant momentum already evident, with 392 investors with US $32 trillion in assets collectively under management, using The Investor Agenda to highlight climate action they are already taking and making new commitments1.
With the first public meeting of the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee taking place this morning, the House and Senate begin the process of agreeing on a compromise version of this landmark agricultural legislation.
From software to robots to technology originally designed to detect water on Mars, market-based policy approaches are spurring innovation
Just as California's climate policies have driven innovation in energy efficiency, renewable energy and battery storage – creating 500,000 new jobs – many of the state’s recently enacted bills are beginning to drive innovation in water technology. State policymakers should take note.
These technologies, in turn, are poised to bring about new jobs and economic growth in California, while supporting the policy goals of creating more robust water utilities and better drought resilience for the state.
August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In response to the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards, influential investors and business leaders are raising concerns that the change will undermine the global competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry–especially auto suppliers, the largest manufacturing sector in the U.S.–in addition to spurring years of regulatory uncertainty and litigation. More than one-third of the U.S.
CR Experts Weigh in on the Trends Shaping Their Regions – And the World
by Cecily JosephVP, Corp Social Responsibility
Engaging nonprofits, public policy and advocacy organizations, and issue experts – both globally and regionally – provides the expertise companies need to make a positive impact that resonates everywhere they “work”. Symantec’s CR partners offer their insights on the trends shaping the future of CR.
Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.
The PRI and sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres today announced that their collaborative effort to address tropical deforestation, the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, has expanded to include engagement with companies exposed to deforestation risks linked to soy production in South America.
The Initiative will support and coordinate investor’s engagement with companies to eliminate deforestation from their soybean supply chains within South America.