13 May '11, 12am

2011 Ceres Conference Roundup: Partnerships and Commitments

2011 Ceres Conference Roundup: Partnerships and Commitments

OAKLAND, CA — The 2011 Ceres Conference wrapped up today in Oakland, just down the road from GreenBiz Group's new headquarters. In case you missed it, a slew of news and announcements came out of the event. Below is a roundup of commitments made by members of the just-launched Investor-Business Roundtable for a Sustainable Economy, which combines investment, industry and labor interests. • The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), with $236 billion under management, will use environmental, social and governance criteria in all investment decision-making, and use the Ceres 21st Century Roadmap for Sustainability for its company engagement efforts. • The California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), which manages $152.9 billion in assets, will speed up a program aimed at getting its outside fund managers to incorporate environmental, social and g...

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