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Farmers Are the Linchpin to Food Companies' Sustainable Sourcing Goals
Farmers Are the Linchpin to Food Companies' Sustainable Sourcing Goals

2 years ago - Tyson Foods, the largest meat company in the U.S., is starting to step up to the plate on sustainability and respond to pressure from investors and consumers to tackle water risks in its supply chain. Recently, the company made a commitment to improve the water, soil and fertilizer practices in its far-flung feed grain supply chain — impacting more than two million acres of corn production by 2020, or about half of its corn supply chain. The measures have strong potential to both improve water quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Tyson’s move sends a strong signal to the rest of the meat sector that driving down the massive environmental impacts of growing animal feed is a smart business strategy.

Business Has Never Been More Critical in Advancing Gender Equality
Business Has Never Been More Critical in Advancing Gender Equality

2 years ago - The adage, “behind every great man, there is a great woman,” has officially — and irretrievably — been relegated to the history books. In its place comes the understanding that behind every woman is a powerful and growing network of women who have, and are helping to, pave the way. When I joined Ceres more than a decade ago, I was privileged to experience firsthand the power of working under a female CEO and a gender-balanced leadership team. Today, even as the organization has quintupled in size, Ceres maintains this gender parity.

Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains
Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains

2 years ago - Cape Town, South Africa could run out of water in a few months, literally turning off the spigot for some four million residents. If a solution to the crisis is not found, social unrest is feared. Beyond the human rights concerns, the region’s vegetable, citrus, grape and nut growers may face shortages as 40 percent of Western Cape Town’s water is currently allocated to agriculture.

Despite Progress, More Corporate Climate Action Needed to Drive Long-Term Change
Despite Progress, More Corporate Climate Action Needed to Drive Long-Term Change

2 years ago - Ceres has released a new interactive web-based analysis examining how more than 600 of the largest publicly traded companies in the US are responding to urgent calls to act on climate change and other sustainability issues, and positioning themselves for success in a world shaped by these unprecedented environmental and social challenges. This is the third assessment of these companies, which represent more than 80 percent of the US market share.

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450 Business Leaders, Investors Create Roadmap to Low-Carbon Future
450 Business Leaders, Investors Create Roadmap to Low-Carbon Future

2 years ago - More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk last week to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change.

US Corporate Voices Critical to Saving the Clean Power Plan
US Corporate Voices Critical to Saving the Clean Power Plan

2 years ago - Despite the withdrawal of the US government from the Paris Agreement, many US businesses remain unwavering in their commitment to act on climate change. 2017 was a solid year for corporate climate leadership: 1,700 businesses signed the We Are Still In declaration and nearly half of Fortune 500 companies now have climate and clean energy goals.

Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions
Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions

2 years ago - Sustainability consulting group Quantis, in conjunction with a pre-competitive consortium of over 40 private companies, NGOs, governments and scientific institutions, has released the Land Use Change Guidance: Accounting for Emissions in the Supply Chain.

What’s the Climate Risk of Your Insurance Company?
What’s the Climate Risk of Your Insurance Company?

2 years ago - Recently, on National Insurance Awareness Day, I reflected on the previous week, when California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones keynoted at the Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) lunch meeting.

Ceres Launches Guide to Help Investors Identify Risks in Food Sector Supply Chains
Ceres Launches Guide to Help Investors Identify Risks in Food Sector Supply Chains

2 years ago - With environmental and social impacts increasingly influencing investor decision making, Ceres has developed a new peer-reviewed resource guide to help investors better analyze financial risks in the food sector.

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3 Key Resources for Benchmarking Your Sustainability Program
3 Key Resources for Benchmarking Your Sustainability Program

3 years ago - What better time to benchmark your sustainability program than the start of the year? Evaluating whether your program is following best practices can spur improvement and provide justification for prioritizing initiatives. This helps determine whether teams are headed in the right direction and moving with enough momentum to meet the sustainability challenges of the future and drive business value. With growing evidence demonstrating the business case for sustainability, such as $8 billion earned in one year by a sample of 150 companies, there are compelling reasons to gauge your program’s health.

New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry
New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry

3 years ago - With rainforest destruction and forced labor still urgent concerns in palm oil cultivation, a diverse group of NGOs and investor organizations, organized by Ceres, today released shared guidance for corporate reporting on company commitments towards responsible palm oil sourcing and production.

630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy
630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy

3 years ago - More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.

Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16
Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16

3 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2016 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Boston, MA to kick off the 6th annual New Metrics conference. Nearly 300 global senior executives across diverse sectors are convening today through Nov 16th to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value. Conversations are focusing on Corporate Strategy & Operations, Customer Insights & Engagement, Investor Trends & Relations, as well as Supply Chain Impact & Management.

Diageo, General Mills, PepsiCo Among Food Giants Committing to Tackle Water Risks in Ag Supply Chains
Diageo, General Mills, PepsiCo Among Food Giants Committing to Tackle Water Risks in Ag Supply Chains

3 years ago - As climate change, population growth and water pollution increase pressure on freshwater resources, seven global food and beverage companies today announced commitments to work with the thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

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Report: More U.S. Insurance Companies Preparing for Climate Change, But Many Still Ignoring It
Report: More U.S. Insurance Companies Preparing for Climate Change, But Many Still Ignoring It

3 years ago - As much of the Southeast U.S. is still cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew, the country’s 13th billion-dollar weather disaster this year, a new Ceres report ranks the nation’s largest insurance companies on their responses to escalating climate risks, including severe weather events. The report finds that while more U.S. insurers are improving their disclosure and management of climate risks, most are still giving it minimal attention, both in terms of risks and opportunities.

Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference
Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference

3 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2016 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the full program for New Metrics’16, scheduled for November 14-16 in Boston, MA. Drawing together over 400 global business leaders, the conference will focus on the emerging methods for identifying, measuring, and quantifying new forms of business risk and value, as well as include strategies for communicating the impact of that value to stakeholders. 

Academia Meets Automotive: College Students and GM Unite to Boost Sustainability
Academia Meets Automotive: College Students and GM Unite to Boost Sustainability

3 years ago - General Motors created its first Student Sustainability Advisory Council this year to begin a new dialogue on sustainability. Composed of five graduate students from MIT, Penn State, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan and Stanford, the council provides fresh perspectives on sustainability at GM. The company convenes formal stakeholder dialogues through Ceres and informally through various other sustainability networks. This initiative, however, offers students the opportunity to take a step inside the company and lend their unique insights into our sustainability strategy and priorities. The students come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share an interest in the subject.

The True Cost of Water: New Partnerships, Business Models and More Tackling the Global Crisis
The True Cost of Water: New Partnerships, Business Models and More Tackling the Global Crisis

3 years ago - On the final afternoon of an action-packed week at SB'16 San Diego, this panel brought together stakeholders working to address different facets of the global water crisis, both locally in California, and internationally. The panel provided an opportunity for each to describe the work of their respective organisations and the challenges they see for sustainable water resource management.

Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?
Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?

4 years ago - This Friday, world leaders will convene to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. The international regulatory environment and national policies to curb emissions are reshaping global markets. Decarbonization could define the 21st century economy. But what do these changes mean for businesses?

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Coalition of Conscious Companies Asks EPA to Strengthen Big Rig Emissions Standards
Coalition of Conscious Companies Asks EPA to Strengthen Big Rig Emissions Standards

4 years ago - A coalition of a dozen major food brands and retailers (and Patagonia!) have asked federal regulators not to back down on reducing trucking emissions and increasing fuel economy.

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