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Amy Augustine

Amy is a Director in the Corporate Program, advising Ceres member companies on sustainability strategy, reporting and stakeholder engagement. With more than 10 years of experience in sustainability, Amy works directly with company leadership to strengthen and implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, directly engaging companies in the airline, apparel, automobile, healthcare and media sectors. Amy also leads specific initiatives and projects related to The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability.
Amy Augustine

Senior Program Director, Corporate Program

Amy is Senior Program Director of the Corporate Program at Ceres, co-leading a team of sustainable business strategists advising Ceres member companies on integrating sustainability into core business strategies and decision-making. Amy and her team bring companies together with investors, environmental and social issue experts, and other key stakeholders in face-to-face dialogues to find smart business solutions to today’s biggest sustainability challenges. With more than 15 years of experience in sustainability, Amy also leads specific projects related to The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, including Ceres’ human rights and supply chain initiatives, and co-developed the Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ): Building the Foundation for Sustainable Supply Chains.

Prior to joining Ceres, Amy led and managed diversity and international labor relations research, advocacy, and policy initiatives at Calvert Investments. At Calvert, Amy helped develop the Calvert Women’s Principles, the first global code of conduct focused on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide, and its companion Gender Equality Principles' Initiative. Amy co-authored two reports on corporate diversity practices, including Examining the Cracks in the Ceiling: A Survey of Corporate Diversity Practices in the Calvert Social Index, and spearheaded efforts to file more than 50 shareholder resolutions on board diversity and equal employment opportunities.

Amy serves on the board of the Global Compact Network USA. She previously chaired the steering committee of the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN), and graduated from the University of Kansas.

Recent Blog Posts


Human Rights Are Everyone’s Business

by Amy AugustineCeres Posted on Feb 02, 2017

Human rights are everyone’s business, and every business has a critical role to play in ensuring fair, safe, and equitable workplaces not only across global supply chains, but also – as we’re learning this week in the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban – within corporate walls.


10 Steps Companies Can Take To Address Child and Forced Labor

by Amy AugustineCeres Posted on Sep 09, 2016

As we march past Labor Day and into the classroom, we are reminded of an essential component for building a global sustainable economy: protecting the human rights of workers.

Know the Chain

Lights, Camera … a Call for Action

by Amy AugustineKnow the Chain Posted on Mar 05, 2014

Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”


New Tool for Strengthening Supply Chains

With the regulatory, reputational, legal and operational risks associated with sustainability issues, companies must understand how every one of their suppliers is performing on key environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics.