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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 - 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
Is Climate The Mother Of Innovation?

11/24/2014: Across the country, extreme weather is exposing the vulnerability of 20th century water infrastructure. his liability was brought into stark relief by a lawsuit brought by Farmers Insurance Co. against municipal sewage systems in the Chicago region for failing to invest in upgrades that could have prevented a monster rainstorm from spewing raw sewage into basements and streets.

Skoll World Forum
Fossil Fuel Companies Must Evolve for Warming Planet

11/11/2014: We talk a lot in this country about what it takes to enact change -- from politics to finance and education systems. Time and again, we've seen that regular people have the power to drive reform, and that there is strength in numbers.

IPCC: Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Shift to 100% Clean Energy

11/07/2014: The most significant climate change development this month was the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report issued on November 2. To limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, the IPCC report states clearly, the world needs to make a rapid shift from fossil fuels to clean energy.

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Ceres News

The New York Times
NRG Seeks to Cut 90% of Its Carbon Emissions

11/20/2014: NRG, which built a leading electricity business from coal and other conventional power plants, is aiming to reduce its carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.

Ceres Press Release
New Report: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provide Low-Risk, Low-Cost Options for Utility Investment

11/17/2014: As public attention is focused on the U.S. EPA's proposal for reducing carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, a new Ceres report finds that energy efficiency and specific renewable energy technologies are the most attractive options for U.S. utilities to meet future energy demand.

We Mean Business
U.S. and China announcement sends low carbon signal to private sector

11/13/2014: In an unprecedented act of collaboration, the United States and China have provided additional momentum to tackle global climate change by agreeing to reduce their carbon emissions. This commitment represents a crucial signal for the increasing number of businesses who have been reshaping their investments to drive a low carbon economy.

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