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Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

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Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

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Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable World

Ceres leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity.

Ceres Blogs and Columns

Global Food and Beverage CEOs Unite for Climate Action

11/24/2015: With COP21 less than one week away, the chief executive officers of Coca-Cola, The Hain Celestial Group, Hershey’s and PepsiCo have signed on to BICEP’s letter to U.S. and world leaders urging them to forge a robust international climate agreement in Paris.

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Exxon's Handling of Climate Change Raises Questions About Board Oversight at Oil Giant

11/18/2015: Corporate boards and the critical oversight function they play have come to the fore over the last year. You don't need to look any further than the scandal roiling ExxonMobil to understand the high stakes at play.

Businesses Step Up to Support Clean Energy Policy in the Midwest

11/18/2015: This fall, BICEP companies joined a growing business movement to fight for clean energy policies in Ohio and Michigan. Both state legislatures are attempting to roll back their states’ forward-looking renewable energy and energy efficiency resources standards. With the help of Ceres, companies are stepping up and expressing their support for these policies, which have been key to expanding clean energy in the Midwest.

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Ceres News

Ceres Press Release
Business & financial sectors converge at COP21

11/25/2015: Dozens of major companies and investors from across the United States will be joining the nonprofit sustainability group Ceres at the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris in support of a strong global climate deal that will accelerate the shift to a low-carbon, clean energy economy.

Ceres Press Release
The CEOs of Coca-Cola, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Hershey’s and PepsiCo Join Food & Beverage Call for Climate Action

11/24/2015: With key international climate negotiations one week away, the chief executive officers of Coca-Cola, The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Hershey’s and PepsiCo announce today that they’ve joined with ten of their peers in signing a joint letter to U.S. and world leaders urging governments to forge a robust international climate agreement in Paris.

Climate Bonds Initiative
International Consultation Opens on Water Climate Bond Standard

11/23/2015: The Climate Bonds Initiative and consortium partners Ceres, World Resources Institute, CDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation have released for public comment, the world’s first standard for low carbon and climate resilient water bonds. The proposed Water Climate Bond Standard will bring a focus on vulnerability assessment and climate mitigation and adaptation planning to the fixed income space. It will allow investors to easily prioritise projects that are seriously considering their climate impacts and climate resilience.

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