Over the years, Ceres has been recognized and awarded for our leadership, accomplishments, and impact in driving a sustainable global future.


Ceres Ranked as 2016 Sustainability Leader

Ceres earned another top ranking in the 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey, conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. Expert stakeholders from across the world evaluated NGO institutions driving sustainability progress. More information on our 2015 ranking can be found here.

Vogue's Women on the Front Line of Climate Change

Ceres President Mindy Lubber was one of 13 formidable women featured by Vogue for leading the way to an historic climate agreement at COP21. View the photo feature or watch a behind the scenes video from the "climate warriors" of the Paris talks.

Ceres Ranks #11 on NGO Advisor's Top 500 NGOs

Global Geneva (formerly The Global Journal) named Ceres one of the Top 500 NGOs in the world in 2015.
We were ranked #11 out of 1800 non profit organizations across the globe. This is the third year in a row Ceres has made the list, a testament of our persistent efforts to improve corporate sustainability, economic innovation and environmental impact.

Ceres receives top rating from Charity Navigator

Ceres is proud to boast the highest rating from Charity Navigator, one of the most respected independent charity evaluators. Ceres' four star rating is a testament to our effectiveness, integrity and impact. You can join our efforts to create a sustainable economy by making a donation today at www.ceres.org/donate

Ceres receives prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship honor and provide support for established organizations led by social entrepreneurs who are applying innovative and effective approaches to resolve critical social issues around the world. Ceres received the award for its work advancing corporate environmental and social responsibility through a growing network of major institutional investors.

Ceres Earns GreatNonprofits top-rated award

Ceres once again earned a GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award — the only "people's choice award" in the nonprofit sector. Partners, donors, and eCommunity members cast their vote via a written review and a star ranking. See some of the rave reviews Ceres received.

2013 Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner

In January 2013, Ceres received the top NGO award for the Zayed Future Energy Prize – one of the world’s most prestigious awards recognizing and rewarding innovation, impact, leadership, and long-term vision in renewable energy and sustainability. This year’s awards attracted 579 submissions from participants in 88 countries.

Top NGO Working on Climate Change

In 2012 Ceres was named by Philanthropedia, a project of the charity watchdog group Guidestar, as one of the top 10 nonprofits in the U.S. working to combat climate change. 121 National Climate Change experts recommended 18 outstanding nonprofits in this area, and Ceres ranked #6.

2012 American Bar Association Award

Ceres president Mindy S. Lubber was awarded the 2012 American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship. This award recognizes achievement or leadership in areas of sustainable development or environmental, energy, or resources stewardship.

One of World's Top Leaders of Change

In 2010, Ceres and our President Mindy S. Lubber were named by the United Nations and the Foundation for Social Change as one of the World's Top Leaders of Change, in recognition of Ceres's work mobilizing leading companies to integrate environmental challenges into their core business strategies.

Global Green USA's Organizational Design Award

In 2009, Ceres received the Global Green USA Organizational Design Award, in recognition of Ceres's design of Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) and the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), describing them as "two groundbreaking efforts that have done a great deal to advance efforts to address global climate change and build sustainability into the fabric of the capital markets."

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