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The Climate Crisis Must Be Priority for Financial Regulators

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By Steven Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Central banks around the world are responsible for ensuring economic and financial stability. So why would some of them minimize perhaps the most significant threat to the future of our society and its financial markets – climate change?

Transparency and Accountability Are Critical to Drive Meaningful Climate Action

by Ellen Jackowski Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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Climate change is one of the most far reaching and critical challenges of our time, and this coming decade will prove decisive. HP supports the move by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to consider climate change disclosure rules as part of its integrated disclosure system. Tackling climate change will require every country and every organization to step up and show leadership. We will need to hold everyone accountable for their part and living up to their commitments through science-based goals, and reliable, transparent reporting.

New Report Shows U.S. Financial Regulators Still Far Lagging Behind Global Peers on Climate Action

Press Release

Apr. 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ Despite recent progress from some financial regulatory agencies, the majority of U.S. financial regulators still lag far behind their global peers, and far behind what scientists and economists deem necessary to protect the U.S. financial markets from the systemic risks posed by the climate crisis—according to a new report released today from the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets. 

Innovate ... Then What?

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Innovation is vital for a business to establish a competitive advantage. Putting it to work is another challenge in itself, however, and success often comes only after a protracted period of trial and error.

Take CLP’s digital solutions platform Smart Energy Connect  (SEC) as an example. Its ability to rebound from the setbacks it encountered in offering an indoor air quality solution provides a useful lesson in the value of persistence.

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.
 

Proposed Changes to the Shareholder Proposal Process Would Limit the Ability of Investors to Manage Risks

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November 5, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Proposed changes to the current shareholder proposal process would restrict an important avenue that investors use to manage risks and respond to emerging trends, said Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber.

Freight Hauling Just Got Greener in the Golden State

SCE helps Penske Truck Leasing add EV charging for electric big rigs at various California sites.
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by Paul Griffo

Hauling freight with big rigs in the Golden State just got greener, thanks to Penske Truck Leasing. The Pennsylvania-based company recently announced the installation of 14 fast charging stations for heavy-duty electric vehicle trucks at four Southern California facilities.

Fire Meteorologist Helps Lead SCE’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

The fire scientist is the first-ever at the utility and will use data and algorithms to help fight California’s wildfires. by Reggie Kumar
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Not everyone who fights wildfires is a firefighter. Some, like Tom Rolinski, fight fires with algorithms and weather modeling data. On a typical day, you can find Southern California Edison’s “wildfire whisperer” behind a computer screen using high-tech software to help prevent the next big wildfire.

America’s Yellow School Bus Gets an All-Electric Makeover

by Julia Roether
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The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on America’s roads. As Fontana Unified School District students returned from their holiday break, one familiar thing was missing from two of their buses: black exhaust.

These buses are now all-electric and run on batteries. They are not only free of emissions, but much quieter. On a typical school day, the buses travel about 100 miles taking students from home to school and back, as well as on field trips. Electric buses can drive up to 120 miles per charge.

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