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Industry Initiatives

Big challenges demand big solutions. Ceres works at the industry level to bring companies, investors, public interest groups and other stakeholders together to help solve some of the largest sustainability challenges facing our economy. Whether it is educating companies and investors about the risks of the Canadian oil sands, helping insurance companies more accurately model risks due to climate change or helping electric utilities find a path toward a cleaner, safer and more reliable energy future, Ceres works company-by-company and industry-wide to advance a more sustainable global economy.

Big challenges demand big solutions. That's why Ceres works at the industry level to bring together companies, investors, public interest groups and other stakeholders to help solve some of the largest sustainability challenges facing our economy. Whether it is educating companies and investors about the risks of the Canadian oil sands, helping insurance companies more accurately model risks due to climate change or helping electric utilities find a path toward a cleaner, safer and more reliable energy future, Ceres works company-by-company and industry-wide to advance a more sustainable global economy.

Electric Power

Ceres works with electric power companies, investors, and a range of stakeholders to advance innovative solutions for the 21st century electric power sector such as renewable energy and power grid technologies in order to deliver cleaner power to more people in more efficient ways.

Insurance

Ceres is working with leaders and investors in the insurance industry to set new standards and expectations that can transform how risk is measured, while moving companies toward low-carbon operations and products, and individuals toward low-carbon activities.

Oil and Gas

Ceres works closely with oil and gas companies, investors, regulators and public interest groups to address the ever-increasing risks and opportunities associated with energy production, including carbon emissions, water use impacts, and health and safety concerns.

Transportation

Ceres works with auto companies, investors, and policymakers to reduce the transportation sector’s environmental and social impacts and create more sustainable and efficient ways to drive the economy forward.

Real Estate

Ceres works with real estate investors, regulators, home-builders and other industry leaders to increase the energy efficiency of buildings and facilities industry-wide and set new models and standards for long-term sustainability in the real estate market.

Footwear and Apparel

Ceres works with footwear and apparel companies, industry associations, investors, regulators and other stakeholders to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products and activities both at the company level and throughout global supply chains.

Banking and Finance

Ceres works with banks and financial institutions to provide better disclosure about the financial and material risks of the projects they choose to fund, reduce the carbon footprint of their lending and investment portfolios by limiting funding of carbon-intensive energy projects, increase financing of energy efficiency projects and renewable energy ventures to help transition us to a more sustainable global economy.

Water Infrastructure

Ceres is working to transform this sector. We educate and engage bond investors who provide financing for utility projects on the risks of unsustainable water use and inadequate pricing. We promote learning among water utilities from across the country around the financial practices that will enable the transition to a new business model built upon flexibility, resilience and resource efficiency.