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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 Blogs and Columns

National Geographic
Farm Water Management Lessons from the Desert

10/05/2015: Yet Arizona is second only to California as the country’s largest grower of lettuce, spinach, melon and other such crops. Year-round warm temperatures and decades of smart water planning have earned the state its place in the market. Unlike California, however, Arizona is not currently facing a water crisis, even though it too is enduring prolonged drought.

Shell’s Failed Arctic Plans Show Clear and Present Danger of Carbon Asset Risk

09/28/2015: The outcome of Shell's failed Arctic drilling exploration demonstrates that carbon asset risk is not a far distant possibility but an imminent reality. Ceres and its investors have been warning Shell that Arctic drilling projects were at extreme risk of becoming stranded due to a combination of market factors ranging from high breakeven costs, oversupply, and price volatility.

Huffington Post
The Global Imperative of the 'Clean Trillion'

09/18/2015: Climate change is the most significant threat to sustainable development. Left unchecked, it threatens to undermine progress on nearly all of the other Sustainable Development Goals -- from ending poverty and hunger to ensuring access to clean water and decent work.

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Ceres News

The Guardain UK
Food industry executives call on Congress for climate change action

10/08/2015: If the US Congress is to take meaningful action to curb climate change, the support of corporate America and Republicans will be required. This is why a meeting of food industry executives and politicians on Capitol Hill may be the first glimmer of a bipartisan approach to climate action.

Ceres Press Release
Global Food Companies Unite On Climate Action

09/30/2015: With key international climate negotiations fast approaching in Paris, the chief executive officers of major U.S. food and beverage companies released a joint letter to U.S. and world leaders pledging to accelerate business action on climate change and urging governments to do the same by forging a robust international agreement this December.

Ceres Press Release
US Businesses, Investors Urge Stronger Truck Standards

09/30/2015: Two major coalitions of business and investment leaders today called on the Obama Administration to strengthen its proposed rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, citing tens of billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions that could be saved.

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