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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.

    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 

    U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050 Image

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    11-26-19

    U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

    As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

    The legislation—100% Clea...

    Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future Image

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    11-26-19

    Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

    Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
     
    More than a dozen investors, companies, colleges and universities, including 

    New Ceres Report Calls on Corporate Boards to Oversee Sustainability Risks As Global Climate and Water Crises Worsen Image

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    11-25-19

    New Ceres Report Calls on Corporate Boards to Oversee Sustainability Risks As Global Climate and Water Crises Worsen

    A new report released today by the nonprofit organization Ceres calls on corporate boards to systematically and explicitly oversee environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in order to keep their businesses resilient in the face of growing global climate and water crises.

    As climate...

    Ceres CEO and President Tapped to Serve on U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Focused on Tackling Climate-Related Risks in Capital Markets Image

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    11-20-19

    Ceres CEO and President Tapped to Serve on U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Focused on Tackling Climate-Related Risks in Capital Markets

    Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber has been appointed to the first-ever U.S. federal advisory committee focused on addressing the short and long-term financial and market risks posed by climate change to capital markets and throughout the broader economy.

    Lubber was appointed to the Clim...

    Proposed Changes to the Shareholder Proposal Process Would Limit the Ability of Investors to Manage Risks Image

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    11-06-19

    Proposed Changes to the Shareholder Proposal Process Would Limit the Ability of Investors to Manage Risks

    Proposed changes to the current shareholder proposal process would restrict an important avenue that investors use to manage risks and respond to emerging trends, said Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber.

    The rule proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would limit i...

    Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Will Hurt U.S. Economy and Communities Around the World Image

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    11-06-19

    Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Will Hurt U.S. Economy and Communities Around the World

    The Trump administration formally set in motion its plans to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a step that is in stark contrast to the interests of thousands of investors and companies that have called for the U.S. to remain in the landmark accord and one that puts the U.S. at a signi...

    New Ceres Report Calls on Major Food Companies to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently Image

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    10-30-19

    New Ceres Report Calls on Major Food Companies to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

    Major food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to reduce their demands and impacts on limited water resources, according to a report released today by Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization. 

    The intensifying effects of climate change are placing an unprecedented strain ...

    Major Automakers Undermine Climate Action, Ignoring Investors and Peers on Clean Vehicle Standards Image

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    10-30-19

    Major Automakers Undermine Climate Action, Ignoring Investors and Peers on Clean Vehicle Standards

    General Motors, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler announced last night that they, together with the Association of Global Automakers, would side with President Trump in his effort to remove the authority of California and other states to set clean vehicle standards, an effort Ceres’ Senior Director of Tra...

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