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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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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 News

Ceres Press Release
Investor Groups Representing $65 Trillion Tell Trump Administration that Current Shareholder Resolution Process is Working Well to Protect Investors

03/21/2017: Demonstrating strong investor opposition to special interest efforts to weaken key elements of the shareholder resolution process (SEC rule 14a-8), a group of leading investor organizations representing $65 trillion in assets wrote last week to the Trump administration urging support for the SEC’s existing shareholder proposal process, which is providing wide-ranging benefits.

Ceres Press Release
Congress Should Reject Short-Sighted EPA Budget Cuts

03/16/2017: The Trump Administration announcement of proposed massive budget cuts for programs vital to addressing climate change and broader environmental protections at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is “deeply concerning and flies in the face of what the American people and U.S. investor and businesses communities alike are seeking,” said Ceres President Mindy Lubber.

Ceres Press Release
Rollback of Clean Vehicle Standards Would Be Bad for Business, Consumers and the Economy

03/15/2017: Today’s announcement from President Trump to reopen the clean vehicle standards is a huge setback for business, consumers and the economy. The move opens the door to weakening the standards and rejects findings based on years of comprehensive and robust analysis informed by a wide range of stakeholders and technical experts.

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Ceres Blogs and Columns

Southeast Energy News
Commentary: Virginia Should Take Advantage of Vast Clean Energy Opportunities

03/20/2017: With dozens of Fortune 500 companies looking to run their facilities on renewable energy, Virginia has a golden opportunity to ensure that these investments — and the jobs that come with them — are being made in the Old Dominion State.

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Are House Republicans the Climate’s Best Hope?

03/20/2017: Given the Trump administration’s hostile stance on climate change and attack on crucial Obama era climate regulations you would be excused for thinking that bipartisan climate action in Washington is a far off fantasy. And yet, quietly, the foundation is being laid for long-term solutions.

National Association of Corporate Directors
Five Key Steps for Building a Climate Competent Board

03/07/2017: Climate competency of boards—and broader corporate attention to escalating climate change risks—isn’t just a hot topic for one set of shareholders and one oil company. It is a key investor imperative for all sectors of the economy.

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