About Ceres

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

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Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

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Ceres is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable World

Ceres leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity.

Ceres Blogs and Columns

National Geographic
Tamping Down On Water Use In Drought Stricken California

04/24/2014: The Dawn Creek subdivision in Lancaster, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, looks like any other neighborhood scattered across California’s Antelope Valley. But Dawn Creek contains a home like no other in the country—a so-called Double ZeroHouse that is so highly energy and water efficient that it uses zero electricity from the grid and less than half the water of an average home.

Ceres
This Earth Day, Let’s Invest in the Clean Trillion

04/22/2014: On Earth Day, let’s take a moment to focus on the economic opportunities associated with tackling climate change. If that sounds like a contradiction, it shouldn’t – because climate change is not just an environmental issue. It’s also an economic issue.

The Guardian UK
Fracking and water: what we can learn from the US experience

04/16/2014: Water is a critical but contentious resource for the fracking industry, which is booming in the US and poised to take off globally.

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Ceres News

The Guardain UK
Business lobbying on climate change is 'a murmur and not a message'

04/11/2014: A coalition including IKEA, Mars and eBay is lobbying US government for regulation to curb climate change. But for Washington to listen, businesses must make it a core issue

Ceres Press Release
Business Support for Policy Action on Climate Change Grows 20-Fold as the “Climate Declaration” Hits First Anniversary

04/10/2014: On the heels of a new UN report detailing damaging and accelerating impacts of climate change, top business executives from IKEA, JLL, Mars Inc., Sprint and VF Corp. met today with members of the Congressional Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change to discuss climate-related impacts on their companies.

Green Money Journal
Building a Sustainable Global Economy

04/04/2014: Ceres’ launch was inspired by the horrific Exxon Valdez oil spill. At that time the very idea of corporations having an ethic to measure and improve social and environmental performance beyond legal requirements was considered implausible. Today the landscape is remarkably different.

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