Policy

Policy

Ceres is the leading organizer of investor and company support for climate and clean energy policies in the U.S. By making the economic case for action, Ceres advances business leadership in support of innovative policies that will help accelerate the low-carbon future. 

Through the Ceres Policy Network known as Ceres Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), we work with more than 50 companies to take stronger action on climate and advocate for low-carbon policies in the electric power, transportation, and other energy-intensive sectors at the state and federal level. The Ceres BICEP Network supports policy solutions that will increase American competitiveness, create jobs and provide a framework that gives companies certainty as they invest in low-carbon solutions.

We also bring investors along with us. Members of the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability participate in congressional briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country to press lawmakers on policies that will help them make better long-term investment decisions to support a low-carbon economy.

Content from this campaign

New SEC Rule Will Impair Investors' Ability To Manage Risk at a Time of Mounting Systemic Risks
At a time when the climate crisis and other systemic risks loom over the economy, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s 3-to-2 vote today amending its rule on shareholder proposals would make it harder for investors to manage the financial risks associated with these trends. The SEC vote to...
Sep 23, 2020 5:40 PM ET
New Senate Special Committee Report Urges Financial Regulators to Tackle Climate Change As a Systemic Threat to U.S. Economy
August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A major report released today by the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis urges financial regulators to protect the U.S. economy from the systemic risk of climate change, a call to action that Steven M. Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets, calls “much...
Aug 25, 2020 3:25 PM ET
Senator Warren Urges SEC to Tackle Systemic Risk of Climate Change and Mandate Climate Risk Disclosure, Citing Ceres Report
Letter to SEC cites significant investor concern over systemic risks posed by climate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to tackle climate change as a systemic financial risk, and to heed the recommendations in a report from the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets in a letter that “adds an important voice to the...
Aug 15, 2020 9:15 AM ET
As U.S. Rebuilds Economy, Companies Urged to Align Lobbying With Science-based Climate Action
New action plan argues strong corporate governance on climate change will allow for alignment and create a policy environment that better positions companies and economies for growth
Jul 17, 2020 12:15 PM ET
Ceres Applauds New House Climate Action Plan That Would Put the Us on Path to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050
June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for their leadership and thoughtful set of bold policy recommendations released today to tackle the global climate crisis as the U.S. works to rebuild the economy.  The Committee said in a statement that its climate action plan would...
Jun 30, 2020 5:15 PM ET

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