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Who We Are

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes 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. Our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes 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.

Our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Founded by a small group of investors in 1989 in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Ceres has been working for more than 20 years to weave sustainable strategies and practices into the fabric and decision-making of companies, investors and other key economic players. Learn more about our history...

Our Coalition and Networks

Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the business, investment and advocacy communities. To advance our mission and vision, we leverage the power of our partners—leading investors, Fortune 500 companies, thought leaders and policymakers—to positively influence change. To accomplish our mission, Ceres relies on the power and expertise of the companies we engage with, the investors we bring together and the public interest groups we work with.

Ceres Coalition

hands onCeres works with more than 130 member organizations that make up the Ceres Coalition to engage with corporations and help advance our goal of building a sustainable global economy. These members include environmental and social nonprofit groups such as NRDC, Union of Concerned Scientists and Oxfam, institutional investors such as the California and New York public pension funds, socially responsible investors (SRIs), labor unions and other key stakeholders.  In recent years, Ceres has expanded the coalition’s expertise to include more social issues such as diversity and human rights. Learn more about the Ceres Coalition...

Company Network

Two people shaking hands.We work with nearly 70 companies--across more than 20 sectors--committed to engaging with diverse stakeholders, improving their performance on social and environmental issues and disclosing strategies and progress publicly. More than half of our network companies are listed on the S&P 500, from the apparel, auto, electric power, financial services, oil & gas, technology and other sectors. Learn more about our company network...

Investor Network

Paper showing investors and graph. Ceres works with investors worldwide to improve corporate strategies and public policies on climate change and other environmental and social challenges across the global economy. Our investor partners include state treasurers, institutional investors, labor groups and socially responsible investment (SRI) funds. In 2003, Ceres launched the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network that now includes 100 leading investors collectively managing more than $11 trillion in assets. Learn more about our work with investors...