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2011-12-07 07:00:00

DURHAM, N.H., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Climate Counts' 2011 review indicates upward momentum in corporate climate responsibility (CCR) by major consumer brands over the past year. Unilever emerged as the top company for the first time ever, supplanting Nike which held the top spot for three consecutive years. The 2011 assessment results, now available online and through the Climate Counts iPhone App, show that Climate Counts' average scores have improved 54% since 2007, while...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate Policy Initiative has published its second "Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China," which tracks China's performance and strategies to transition to a low-carbon economy. Under the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), China achieved a 19.1 percent reduction in the energy intensity of its economy relative to 2005 levels, although overall emissions grew by 33.6 percent. Technology upgrades delivered two-thirds of the total...

2011-11-02 12:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ongoing efforts by Cargill to improve energy efficiency and expand its use of renewable energy sources enabled the company to exceed the Chicago Climate Exchange's® (CCX) required 6 percent annual greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target. CCX established annual compliance milestones for absolute GHG reductions from baseline at its large emitting facilities. For calendar year 2010 - the final year of CCX's operation - Cargill...

2011-10-18 13:47:00

Fills Investors' Need to Flag Companies With Biggest Exposure; Helps Companies Elevate Water Risk in Key Strategic Planning BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Against a backdrop of increasing business exposure to global water supply threats, Ceres today released a new tool for evaluating those risks - and opportunities - that both investors and companies can use as a roadmap to enhanced water stewardship. "Water risks are urgent today and, given population and climate...

2011-10-12 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress' anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA's new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Two-thirds of the respondents - 67 percent - oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air pollution rules, according to the national survey of 1,400 voters conducted by...

2011-10-11 07:00:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Energy Group, a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE: OB), today announced that Anthony Recanatini, Senior Vice President and Head of Casualty, will be a panelist at the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research's MEGA Seminars on October 17-20, at the Renaissance Dallas-Richardson Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Recanatini will join three other leading energy professionals in a session titled, "Energy Insurance: Four...

2011-09-01 12:30:00

Survey Results Illuminate Threats to Giant Industry's Solvency, Plus Wider Impacts on Consumers, Businesses, Insurers' Vast Portfolios BOSTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only 11 of 88 major insurers surveyed recently have formal policies in place to deal with growing climate change risks, according to a major new report issued today by Ceres. The report was to have been delivered today at a conference of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that was...

2011-08-31 08:00:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: OB) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its AutoOne business to Interboro Holdings, Inc. OneBeacon formed AutoOne in 2001 to provide products and services to automobile assigned risk markets primarily in New York and New Jersey. AutoOne is part of OneBeacon's Other Insurance Operations, which also include OneBeacon's Runoff business. The sale does not impact...

2011-07-28 05:18:00

HYDERABAD, India, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company's history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company's key employees, key competitors and major products and services. These up-to-the-minute company reports will help users to formulate strategies to drive their business by enabling them to understand their partners, customers...

2011-06-28 10:03:00

RACINE, Wis., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal. "SC Johnson is committed to lightening our impact on the world, and...