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Sustainability is the bottom line.

Ceres is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to accelerate the transition to a cleaner, more just, and sustainable economy. With powerful networks of investors and companies, we are proving sustainability is the bottom line – changing markets and sectors from the inside out.   

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investors with $44T in AUM comprise our Investor Network. They are committed to responsible investment practices that ensure long-term value.

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of our Company Network members are Fortune 500 firms advancing sustainable business practices that improve their bottom line and protect the planet.

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well-known brands make up our Policy Network. They advocate for innovative policies and regulations that support a more resilient and inclusive economy.

Issues we work on

For more than 35 years, Ceres has been at the forefront of building business leadership and driving economic solutions to help solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

We work with investors, companies, and policymakers to advance climate solutions and achieve a just and sustainable future where people and the planet prosper.

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We work across sectors to protect and restore natural ecosystems, improve the management of agricultural lands, and build more sustainable and resilient supply chains—all in a way that advances justice and equity.

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We work with investors and companies to turn smart water management into a business fundamental, advancing private-sector action to address the impacts of growing demand, wasteful use, and pollution.

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Issue experts

Our leading experts ground their work in research and science to make the business case for sustainability and drive meaningful change across the economy.

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Dan Bakal

Senior Program Director, Climate and Energy

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Blair Bateson

Director, Company Network, Financial Services

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Rob Berridge

Senior Director, Investor Network, Shareholder Engagement

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Michael Boudett

General Counsel

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Carolyn Ching

Director, Food and Forests, Research

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Steven Clarke

Senior Director, Climate and Energy

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Jim Coburn

Senior Manager, Ceres Accelerator, Disclosure and Regulation

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Siobhan Collins

Director, Company Network

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Leslie Cordes

Vice President, Programs

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Laura Draucker Ph.D.

Senior Director, Corporate Climate Action

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Peter Ellsworth

Senior Director, Investor Network, Private Equity and Paris Aligned Investing

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Zach Friedman

Director, Federal Policy

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Kirsten James

Senior Program Director, Water

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Anne L. Kelly

Vice President, Government Relations

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Michael Kodransky

Senior Director, Climate and Energy, Transportation

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Andrew Logan

Senior Director, Climate and Energy, Oil and Gas

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Mindy Lubber

CEO and President

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Randi Mail

Director, Ceres Accelerator, Campaigns

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Dawn M. Martin

Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer

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Cynthia McHale

Senior Director, Investor Network, Shareholder Engagement

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Mary Ann Ormond

Senior Director, Company Network, Food and Beverage, Retail, Healthcare

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Shama Perveen, Ph.D.

Director, Water, Research

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Jake Rascoff

Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

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Meryl Richards, Ph.D.

Program Director, Food and Forests

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Steven Rothstein

Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator

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Dan Saccardi

Program Director, Company Network

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Dan Seligman

Director, Climate and Energy, Steel

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Kirsten Spalding

Vice President, Investor Network

Our theory of change

Climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and nature and biodiversity loss are systemic threats that not only harm people and the planet, but also pose risks to investment portfolios, business operations, supply chains, and the long-term stability of markets and economies. While individuals, communities, and policymakers all have key roles to play, investors and companies who have the most influence and impact on our economy are a critical part of the solution. That’s where Ceres comes in.

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Join a growing network of leading investors and companies

Our powerful networks of investors and companies drive change and advocate for innovative policies and regulations that build a cleaner, more just, and more sustainable economy.

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Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Our center for excellence within Ceres aims to transform the practices and policies that govern capital markets by engaging federal and state regulators, financial institutions, investors, and corporate boards to act on climate change as a systemic financial risk.

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Explore our reports


At Ceres, we equip investors and companies with science-based research and actionable steps to help them thrive in the transition to a cleaner, more just, and sustainable economy. Our latest reports champion best practices to mitigate sustainability risks and unlock new business opportunities.

Wildfire
Jun 18, 2024
Navigating Climate Risks: Progress and Challenges in U.S. Insurance Sector Disclosures
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Wind mills on a mountain
Jun 10, 2024
Blueprint for Implementing a Leading Climate Transition Action Plan
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Methane flares
Jun 3, 2024
Benchmarking Methane and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2024
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Learn How to Create a Transition Plan 

Broad commitments and long-term goals for stabilizing the climate, protecting water, and conserving and restoring nature aren’t enough. The next step for investors and companies is to develop and publicly disclose a concrete plan for moving from commitment to impact.

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"If the world’s largest investors and companies act, we can stabilize the climate, protect water and natural resources, and build a stronger, more resilient economy."

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Mindy Lubber

CEO and President

Discover upcoming events


Join us virtually or in-person to hear directly from leading business and sustainability experts. To learn how to sponsor an event, contact us at [email protected].

Mindy Lubber
Oct 23, 2024
In-Person | New York City
Ceres 35th Anniversary Gala
Panel Discussion
Sep 26, 2024
Hybrid | New York City
Kirsten James at the World Biodiversity Summit
Ceres event at The Nest
Sep 25 - Sep 26, 2024
In-Person | New York City
Ceres at Climate Week

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