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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
In Unprecedented Response, Investors Call On SEC To Improve Reporting Of Climate Risks And Other Sustainability Challenges

07/19/2016: In response to a formal review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate disclosure requirements, dozens of institutional investors have submitted letters to the federal agency requesting quick action to require stronger reporting of sustainability risks such as climate change, water scarcity and global deforestation.

Environmental Leader
Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress

07/19/2016: Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025.

Ceres Press Release
Ceres Responds To Fuel Economy Report, Argues Against Weakening MPG Standards

07/18/2016: A recent economic analysis prepared by independent automotive industry analysts and commissioned by Ceres, found that even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit if existing national fuel economy standards are retained.

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Ceres Blogs and Columns

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog
SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Effort Under Serious Attack from Congress

07/18/2016: The lifeblood of financial markets is accurate information, and a major part of the SEC’s mission is to ensure that publicly traded companies provide investors with information material to their performance. A misguided proposal countering these needs is becoming part of recent federal funding negotiations.

EcoWatch
Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California’s Water Woes

07/11/2016: Despite recent news that drought-ridden California is sitting on top of large reserves of previously unrecognized, deep groundwater resources, the state still faces significant water challenges.

Ceres
Why We Believe the Auto Alliance Review of Fuel Economy Standards Misses the Mark

07/06/2016: Last week, we published an analysis of how future fuel economy standards could affect the auto industry and its suppliers. Federal agencies are now reviewing these standards (the Rule), and auto analysts like us are eager to see what the new standards, which stretch out to 2025, will be like.

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