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2009-06-16 15:50:00

Two researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Evan Mills and Michael Wehner, contributed to the analysis of the effects of climate change on all regions of the United States, described in a major report released today by the multi-agency U.S. Global Change Research Program.For the southwest region of the United States, which includes California, the report forecasts a hotter, drier climate with significant effects on the environment,...

2009-06-03 08:00:00

Investors Call on SEC to Take Steps to Improve Company Disclosure WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change-related disclosure continues to be weak or altogether nonexistent in SEC filings of global companies with the most at stake in preparing for a low-carbon global economy, according to two major studies released today by Ceres, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES). The reports' findings highlight the need for the...

2009-04-23 10:00:00

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats WASHINGTON and BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As another hurricane season approaches and government leaders debate U.S. climate policy, a first-ever coalition of leading insurers, public officials, risk experts, builders and conservation groups today announced a bold blueprint of policy changes and common sense actions that could reduce economic losses from future storms and rising...

2009-03-02 08:00:00

"The Responsible and Sustainable Board" White Paper Highlights the Top Reasons Why Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Should Be on the Board's Radar Screen NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Boards of directors are increasingly paying attention to the risks and opportunities associated with corporate responsibility, sustainability and climate change, according to a survey commissioned and released today by Deloitte and Corporate Board Member magazine. The survey of 220 directors at...

2009-02-26 12:30:00

Climate Risks Mean New Problems for Vulnerable Sectors, including Electric Power, High-Tech, Agriculture and Beverages BOSTON, Feb, 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global climate change is exacerbating water scarcity problems around the world, yet few businesses and investors are paying attention to this growing financial threat, according to a report issued today by Ceres and the Pacific Institute. Water is crucial for the global economy -- driving every industry from agriculture to electric...

2009-02-25 10:15:00

Investors Call for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Standards, National Cap on Carbon Pollution, Among Other Policies. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over $3 trillion in assets today called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a...

2009-02-18 12:30:00

U.S. Companies Face Record Global Warming Resolutions Amid Growing Support in Washington for Clean Energy and Mandatory CO2 Limits. BOSTON, Feb. 18/PRNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. investors today named nine companies to a Climate Watch List, citing concerns that the firms are lagging behind their industry peers and are potentially undermining their long-term competitiveness in responding to the business challenges from global climate change. Investors filed shareholder resolutions with eight of...

2009-02-05 09:30:00

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Uses Environmental Data Firm Trucost to Create Unique Platform to Inform Investors, Clear Away Confusion Created by Corporate 'Greenwashing,' and Generate More Pressure to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shareholder advocates and other investors will no longer have to rely solely on claims by leading publicly traded companies when it comes to determining exposure to risks associated with...

2009-01-26 09:01:00

Urge Congress to Support Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy in Economic Stimulus Bill WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 44 investors managing over $1.7 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders today to include significant funding for energy efficiency, clean energy and clean transportation in the economic stimulus bill being debated this week in Congress. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama administration, U.S. and...

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2008-12-12 08:15:00

According to a study released on Thursday, Dell Inc, Intel Corp, and International Business Machines Corp (IBM) stand out among corporations for their environmental policies. The study conducted by investor coalition Ceres, focused on environmental policies in 63 companies in the tech, consumer products, leisure, and drug sectors. IBM, Dell, and Intel ranked in the top five, while Abercrombie & Fitch, and Burger King ranked near the bottom of the list. "What we're really looking at here...


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