Investors and The Ceres Roadmap
Companies with the vision and strategies for integrating sustainability principles into all facets of operations are more likely to generate long-term shareholder value than those that do not. In fact, investors are increasingly integrating sustainability criteria into investment decisions, and are rewarding companies who engage shareholders on sustainability issues.
Gaining Ground evaluates the sustainability performance of 613 U.S. companies, which represent nearly 80 percent of the total market capitalization of all public companies in the country. The information here is critical for investors because it reveals how well prepared, or, in many cases, how poorly prepared, individual companies are to thrive in an economy being profoundly shaped by sustainability risks and opportunities.
In 2013, Ceres and INCR released The 21st Century Investor: Ceres Blueprint for Sustainable Investing, offering ten practical steps for integrating sustainability criteria into investment policies and decisions. Gaining Ground will help investors with several of those steps, including: