NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 25, 2023 / Today’s launch of the newly formed Congressional Caucus within the U.S. House of Representatives marks a significant moment in support and oversight for prudent investment practices that recognize sustainability issues like the climate crisis as a major financial concern. is shown.
The House Sustainable Investment Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Juan Vargas and Rep. Sean Casten, provides a forum for members of Congress to learn and discuss sustainable investment practices and inform policymaking To do.
“For decades, Ceres has worked with many of the world’s largest investors and companies to advance sustainable investment and business practices and advocate for policies and regulations to accelerate those efforts. . Mindy Lubber, President and CEO, Ceres“Today we welcome the formation of the House Sustainable Investment Committee, which will help Congress understand more about the positive and responsible investment practices our economy needs to thrive. Investors around the world are optimistic that climate change, water scarcity and biodiversity loss will affect businesses, supply chains, workforces and infrastructure, and if they fail to account for the risks and opportunities they pose, beneficiaries and others There is growing awareness and urgency of this perspective in Congress as well.”
“Sustainable investment has seen explosive growth in recent years, and after Congress acted last year to unlock clean energy development in the United States, more action is slated to continue,” Lavers said. Its growth and effectiveness have made it the target of a recent political backlash in Congress.As sustainable investment takes hold in our economy, we will continue to focus on the sustainable investment caucus in the coming months and years. We look forward to working together to continue to advance and promote their interests and related policies.”
Ceres promotes sustainable investing, including engaging with companies to disclose and address climate-related risks and emissions, and advocating for legislation that mitigates sustainability risks by guiding the transition to a clean energy economy. and business practices, and the policies that support them. .
Ceres is a non-profit organization that works with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. Through our strong network and global collaboration of investors, businesses and non-profits, we drive action and inspire equitable, market-based policy solutions across the economy to build a just and sustainable future. For more information, visit ceres.org and follow @CeresNews.
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