The Ceres Company Network includes more than 70 members from two-dozen industries; including technology, footwear and apparel, food and beverage, oil and gas, electric utilities and financial services. More than one-third of the companies Ceres works with are Fortune 500 firms.
During its 20-plus years, Ceres has created some of the key building blocks for integrating environmental and social challenges within core business practices. In 1997, Ceres created the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), now the international standard for sustainability reporting used by more than 1,800 companies worldwide. In 2010, Ceres released The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, which lays out the vision and path for building a truly sustainable corporation in the 21st century.
Increasingly, investors are recognizing and taking action on environmental and social sustainability issues that pose material business risks that could ultimately undermine long-term shareholder value. Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the investor, business and advocacy communities—bringing together these important perspectives to help companies better realize the competitive advantage of smart sustainable strategies.