Climate Change

Green Dems pull all-nighter to remind us our climate is a mess

Usually when the Press details a group of Senators convening at all hours of the night we expect the worst. However this wasn’t the case this past Monday as 29 Democrats and 2 Independents convened on Capitol Hill to call to attention the need for climate related legislation. The 19 hour event [1], dubbed on social media as #Up4Climate was organized by freshman Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) “to make sure everybody across the nation knows we’re taking this seriously, and that there is a stirring in the Senate on this issue (climate change).” Per Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the goal of the event was not to introduce any new legislation, but rather to express confidence in Congress’ ability to get a climate change bill passed, a task the Democratic-led Senate failed to do in 2010.

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CERES believes SEC isn’t doing enough to enforce Climate Risk Reporting

First report by Bloomberg, a recent CERES report indicates that the Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to make climate risk reporting a priority to S&P 500 companies.

“Investors want greater transparency on the business risks of climate change as a means to protect and increase shareholder value,” Ceres President Mindy Lubber said in a statement. “Yet the SEC is not adequately enforcing its own requirements.” (more…)

Climate Change: why it has our world’s business leaders thinking “green”

One of my 2014 resolutions is to embrace the communication strategy and efficiency of the climate change discussion, because up to this point its been a mis-mash of scientific essays, op-ed pieces, and sound bites that ultimately die a quick death on the back pages of the Daily Planet or the margins of (isnert news website).  In doing so I couldn’t help but notice the amount of Twitter activity around the hash tag #ClimateRisk2014, which captured the thoughts and quotes presented during the 2014 Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations last week in co-presented by the CERES group. The event serves as the preeminent forum for leading global investors to discuss the implications of climate change for capital markets. (more…)