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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...

2009-02-03 07:00:00

Emisstar now offers solutions for assessing emissions and energy technology under real-world and laboratory conditions NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Emisstar today announced the launch of Emisstar Testing Services, comprised of three key areas: Test Channel(TM) - Emisstar's network of nationally recognized testing facilities for engine and chassis dynamometer testing, Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) - On-vehicle measurement instrumentation providing energy and emissions...

2009-01-27 17:18:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations today asked Congress to support the trucking industry's environmental initiatives, which will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and reduce the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons over the next 10 years. "It is in our best business interest to reduce our energy consumption, improve our profitability, and reduce our levels of emissions and greenhouse gases," said Tommy...

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...

2008-12-11 10:00:00

Nike and Wal-Mart Post Highest Scores in Apparel and Retail Sectors BOSTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While progress is being made, consumer and technology companies still have more to do in confronting the business challenges posed by climate change, according to a report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition and authored by RiskMetrics Group that analyzes climate change governance practices at 63 of the world's largest retail, pharmaceutical, technology, apparel and other...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The development of a successful global carbon trading market that delivers real and cost-efficient greenhouse gas emission reductions will require an improved market infrastructure, according to a report issued today by The Bank of New York Mellon entitled, "Towards a Common Carbon Currency: Exploring the Prospects for Integrated Global Carbon Markets." The report -- prepared in conjunction with Point Carbon, a world-leading provider of market...


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