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Explore the Updated Ceres Roadmap Expectations

The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability has been revised to reflect the shift in the economic, environmental, social and political landscape. The revised expectations remain consistent with the original vision and commitments put forward in 2010—but acknowledge the changing context and our improved understanding of effective strategies for sustainable corporations.

Since the release of the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability in 2010, there’s been a dramatic shift in the economic, environmental, social and political landscape. As we better understand the urgent action required to address environmental and social risks, it’s becoming increasingly clear that corporate leaders need to integrate sustainability into core business systems and decision-making, and to capture the competitive advantage that sustainable business offers.

The Ceres Roadmap presents 20 expectations in the areas of governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure, and performance that companies should seek to meet by 2020 in order to transform into truly sustainable enterprises. As we pass the halfway point on the road to 2020, it is important to take stock of our changing world and to refresh the Ceres Roadmap expectations to reflect global sustainability trends.

The revised expectations presented here remain consistent with the original vision and commitments put forward in 2010—but acknowledge the changing context and our improved understanding of effective strategies for becoming a sustainable corporation. The Ceres Roadmap is a resource to help companies re-engineer themselves for success in a world beset with unprecedented environmental and social challenges that threaten the economy and local communities. It is our hope that the expectations will guide companies toward corporate sustainability leadership, and ultimately, to promote an accelerated transition toward a more sustainable global economy.