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Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

    Ceres 2020 in New York is Canceled; Going Digital Image

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    03-10-20

    Ceres 2020 in New York is Canceled; Going Digital

    After extensive deliberation and with great sadness, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Ceres 2020 in New York in-person convening due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.  

    While we cannot predict exactly how the situation with the coronavirus will unf...

    Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: Tracking Food Company Progress Toward a Water-Smart Future Image

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    02-28-20

    Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: Tracking Food Company Progress Toward a Water-Smart Future

    For food companies, water management is a business imperative like never before. And as risks of water scarcity and pollution steadily increase, corporate leaders must evaluate the most effective ways to water-proof their business. 

    Major Pacific Coast Companies and Institutions Call for Expansion of Cap-and-Invest Programs Image

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    02-03-20

    Major Pacific Coast Companies and Institutions Call for Expansion of Cap-and-Invest Programs

    More than 20 major companies, healthcare systems and large energy consumers on the Pacific Coast declared their support today for expanding cap-and-invest programs to scale up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the region. 

    Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft, Providenc...

    Investors Press Fast Food Giants to Move Faster and Bolder on Climate and Water Risk Management, One Year Into $11 Trillion Engagement Image

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    01-30-20

    Investors Press Fast Food Giants to Move Faster and Bolder on Climate and Water Risk Management, One Year Into $11 Trillion Engagement

    • Investor coalition nearly doubles in a year from $6.5 to more than $11.4 trillion of combined assets under management.  

    • Among six companies, two have publicly committed to science-based climate targets, two 

    Major Companies Join New Alliance to Accelerate Transition to Electric Vehicles Image

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    01-27-20

    Major Companies Join New Alliance to Accelerate Transition to Electric Vehicles

    Ceres announces the launch of a new alliance to help companies accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, a key component of tackling the climate crisis.

    The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will help member companies make and achieve bold commitments to fleet electrification, and ...

    BlackRock CEO Letter on Sustainable Investing Is a Game Changer for the Global Investor and Corporate Community Image

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    01-21-20

    BlackRock CEO Letter on Sustainable Investing Is a Game Changer for the Global Investor and Corporate Community

    CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter released today announcing that sustainability is at the center of BlackRock’s investment practices is a major turning point for the world’s largest asset manag...

    Clean Energy Act Will Ensure Virginia is a Leader in the Net-Zero Emissions Future Image

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    12-26-19

    Clean Energy Act Will Ensure Virginia is a Leader in the Net-Zero Emissions Future

    Ceres welcomes new clean energy legislation unveiled this week by Virginia lawmakers to transform the electricity grid and ensure Virginia leads the way in the transition to a net-zero emissions future.

    At a press conference Thursday morning, Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan and Dels. Rip ...

    Regional Pact to Tackle Transportation Emissions Presents a Bold Vision for a Clean Transportation Future Image

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    12-17-19

    Regional Pact to Tackle Transportation Emissions Presents a Bold Vision for a Clean Transportation Future

    Influential companies from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are praising governors today for advancing plans to modernize the region’s transportation system while reducing pollution from cars and trucks.

    Twelve states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshi...

    COP25 Negotiation Results Fail to Respond to Calls to Close Ambition Gap and Step up Action at Speed and Scale the Paris Agreement Demands Image

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    12-17-19

    COP25 Negotiation Results Fail to Respond to Calls to Close Ambition Gap and Step up Action at Speed and Scale the Paris Agreement Demands

    Sue Reid, vice president of climate and energy at Ceres, released this statement following the closing of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25) on Sunday.

    Inside and outside the halls of COP25, investors, companies and leaders from a c...

    Record 631 Institutional Investors Managing More Than $37 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Global Climate Crisis Image

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    12-10-19

    Record 631 Institutional Investors Managing More Than $37 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Global Climate Crisis

    631 institutional investors managing more than $37 trillion in assets urged governments to step up efforts to tackle the global climate crisis and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, in a joint statement issued today at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP25). The 

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