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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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Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable 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

2014 Highlights: Clean Energy Up 16%, Green Bonds, U.S.-China Climate Change Deal

01/14/2015: At the start of the New Year there is hopeful news on climate change and clean energy, but also an urgent challenge. The hopeful news: clean energy investment jumped 16% in 2014 to near its all-time high. The urgent challenge: to accelerate progress and expand clean energy investment to the levels needed to tackle climate change.

9 Reasons Not to be Depressed About the Planet

12/30/2014: Don’t leave 2014 without realizing there have been notable — often underreported — big capital market breakthroughs on climate change, water protection and other sustainability fronts.

U.S.-China Climate Deal: A Breakthrough on the Road to the Clean Trillion

12/04/2014: As governments gather for U.N. climate talks in Lima, there is growing evidence that policymakers have a critical role to play in scaling up investment in clean energy to the levels needed to tackle climate change.

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Ceres News

Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk

01/29/2015: In a rare move, oil major Shell on Thursday backed a resolution proposed by activist investors to force the company to recognize climate change risks by improving its transparency.

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Shell urges shareholders to accept climate resolution

01/29/2015: Shell is set to confront the risk that climate change may pose to its future, after backing a resolution from activist shareholders. The move came on the same day it announced $15bn (£10bn) in cost cutting due to plummeting oil prices and said it wanted to resume drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Ceres Press Release
Dropping Oil Prices Highlight Growing Fossil Fuel Risks

01/29/2015: In advance of ExxonMobil, Shell and BP quarterly earnings calls, investors and industry analysts today voiced growing concerns about excessive industry spending on high-cost, high-carbon fossil fuel projects that may be bad financial bets as the world continues to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, accelerate renewable energy and reduce overall carbon emissions to counter the threat of climate change.

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