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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

Fast Co Exist
California's Water Crisis Is The Result Of Market Failure As Much As Drought

06/03/2015: Weak pricing signals. Poor accounting. Byzantine rules. These are just a few of the reasons why California is in the midst of a water crisis. A lack of rainfall is perhaps the least of the state's problems. California's situation is symptomatic of escalating water risks all across the world, where water is typically undervalued and, as a result, used incredibly inefficiently as more people than ever need it.

National Geographic
Epic Drought Forces California Grower to Re-think Water

05/05/2015: California’s drought is challenging for all farmers, but it’s especially daunting for growers like Barat Bisabri, who is being forced to re-think his entire business model when it comes to water.

Ceres
Why Investors are Essential to Tackling Climate Change – and How They Can Seize the Clean Trillion Opportunity

04/29/2015: There’s a lot that investors can do to help tackle climate change. Investment opportunities abound as the world shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy. But cutting through the clutter to understand exactly what those opportunities are and how to go about capitalizing on them can be a challenge for investors both large and small.

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Ceres News

NBC News
New water rules for California cities aren't enough: Scientists

06/03/2015: New urban water restrictions went into effect for cities across California on Monday, but the state will have to do more to prepare for a possible "new normal" of increased demand and dry periods that are longer, more frequent and more intense, a group of scientists said.

Ceres Press Release
Investors, Major Brands Call for Stronger Standards from Palm Oil Certification Group

06/01/2015: Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined together with some of the world’s largest and most recognizable consumer brands to call on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil

Ceres Press Release
Levi Strauss & Co., Dignity Health, Gap Inc. & Autodesk Join 24 Companies Supporting California’s Sweeping Clean Energy Bill SB 350

05/28/2015: Today 24 companies with a large footprint in California announced their support for SB 350, the “Golden State’s Standard 50-50-50,” that sets new benchmarks for increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency and decreasing petroleum use by 2030.

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