The Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability comprises more than 130 institutional investors, collectively managing more than $17 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions to build an equitable, sustainable global economy and planet.

Influential investors from leading asset management firms, public pension funds, labor and socially-responsible investment funds, foundations, endowments and family offices make up the Ceres Investor Network. Members include BlackRock, State Street Global Advisors and TIAA-CREF, as well as public pension funds in California, Florida, New York and Quebec.
Ceres Investor Network members engage and collaborate on environmental, social, and governance issues to advance leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions through working groups and shared learning opportunities, such as webinars and events. Ceres works with investors specifically to better manage carbon, water and supply chain risks, and ramp up global investments in clean energy and sustainable food and water systems.

In addition, the Ceres Investor Network members pressure stock exchanges and capital market regulators to improve climate and sustainability risk disclosure, and opportunities to advocate for stronger climate, clean energy and water policies at all levels of government.

Network Members

Addenda Capital
AGF Investments
American Fed of State, County and Municipal Employees
Amherst College
Ardsley Partners
Arjuna Capital
As You Sow
Baldwin Brothers
Bentall Kennedy
BlackRock, Inc.
Boston Common Asset Management, LLC
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Brown Advisory
Brown University
Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec
California Public Employees' Retirement System
California State Controller's Office
California State Teachers' Retirement System
California State Treasurer's Office
Calvert Investments
Capricorn Investment Group, LLC
Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc.
ClearBridge Investments
Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer
CtW Investment Group
Dana Investment Advisors
DBL Partners
Deutsche Asset Management
Domini Impact Investments LLC
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Double Time Capital
East Bay Municipal Utility District Retirement System
Encourage Capital
Fidelity Investments
First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC
Florida Chief Financial Officer
Florida State Board of Administration
Friends Fiduciary Corporation
Generate Capital
Generation Investment Management
Green Century Capital Management
Greentech Capital Advisors
Illinois State Board of Investment
Impax Asset Management
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Pension Fund
John Merck Fund
Jonathan Rose Companies
KBI Global Investors
KKR & Co. L.P.
Laborers' International Union of North America
Laird Norton Family Foundation
Local Authority Pension Fund Forum
Macroclimate LLC
Maine Public Employee Retirement System
Makena Capital Management
Manulife Asset Management
Marshall Street Management
Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Maryland Treasurer's Office
Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer
Mercy Investment Services, Inc.
Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
Minnesota State Board of Investment
NEI Investments
New Mexico State Treasurer's Office
New York City Employees' Retirement System
New York City Office of the Comptroller
New York State Comptroller
New York State Teachers' Retirement System
Oregon Office of the State Treasurer
Park Foundation
Parnassus Investments
Pax World Management Corp.
Pegasus Capital Advisors
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Permian Global
Portico Benefits Services
Praxis Mutual Funds
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Progressive Investment Management
Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management
Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer
RobecoSAM USA, Inc.
Rockefeller & Co.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
Seattle City Employees' Retirement System
SEB Investment Management
Service Employees International Union
Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment
Sisters of St. Dominic (Caldwell, NJ)
Skoll Foundation
Sonen Capital
Stanford Management Company
State Street Global Advisors
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Sustainable Insight Capital Management
TerraVerde Capital Management LLC
The Bullitt Foundation
The Christopher Reynolds Foundation
The Church Pension Fund
The George Gund Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Needmor Fund
The Russell Family Foundation
The Sierra Club Foundation
The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge
The Vermont Community Foundation
TIAA Global Asset Management
Trillium Asset Management
Trustees of Donations to the Protestant Episcopal Church
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
United Church of Christ - Pension Boards
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
University of California
University of Washington
VantagePoint Capital Partners
Veris Wealth Partners
Vermont Office of the State Treasurer
Walden Asset Management
Washington State Investment Board
Washington State Treasurer
Water Asset Management
Wespath Benefits and Investments

Working Groups

Carbon Asset Risk Working Group

The Carbon Asset Risk Working Group works with investors to developing strategies and tactics for engaging with oil and gas and electric power companies as they transition to a low-carbon economy.

Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges Working Group

The Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges Working Group works with investors on engagement opportunities with U.S. and global stock exchanges to improve sustainability disclosure and reporting.

Investor Water Hub

The Investor Water Hub works with investors to evaluate and manage water risks in investment practices and decision-making. 

Low Carbon/Clean Energy Investment Working Group

The Low Carbon/Clean Energy Investment Working Group works with investors on managing carbon asset risks and opportunities for low-carbon and clean energy investments.

Policy Working Group

The Policy Working Group works with investors to engage federal and state policymakers on key climate, clean energy and water policies. 

Shareholder Initiative on Climate and Sustainability

The Shareholder Initiative on Climate and Sustainability works with investors seeking to engage on filing shareholder proposals and corporate engagements on key climate, energy and sustainability issues. 

Sustainable Forests Working Group

The Sustainable Forests Working Group works with investors to assess investment risks and opportunities associated with deforestation and develops effective strategies for engaging with companies whose practices contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions.