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Our Mission: Ceres is transforming the economy to build a just and sustainable future for people and the planet. 

Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies, and nonprofits, we drive action and inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future. For more information, visit ceres.org and follow @CeresNews. 

    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...

    Ceres Launches New Center to Accelerate Efforts to Transform Capital Markets and Drive Wholesale Action on Climate Crisis Image

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    10-25-19

    Ceres Launches New Center to Accelerate Efforts to Transform Capital Markets and Drive Wholesale Action on Climate Crisis

    The nonprofit organization Ceres announced today it is launching a new multi-million dollar center to ramp up efforts to transform the practices and policies that govern capital markets in order to accelerate wholesale action on reducing the worst financial impacts of the global climate crisis an...

    Major Environmental Groups Call on Businesses to Lead on Climate Policy Image

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    10-17-19

    Major Environmental Groups Call on Businesses to Lead on Climate Policy

    Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environ...

    Here's to 30 Years! Image

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    09-25-19

    Here's to 30 Years!

    We welcome you to join Ceres as we mark our 30th anniversary on Monday, October 21 in New York City with a special celebration and sustainably-sourced dinner at Pier Sixty. You'll hear from 

    Investor Calls for Climate Action Grow Louder as World Leaders Set to Convene in New York City Image

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    09-24-19

    Investor Calls for Climate Action Grow Louder as World Leaders Set to Convene in New York City

    With Climate Week NYC and the United Nations Climate Action Summit set to kick off on Monday (Sept. 23), investors are stepping up like never before to demand bold and urgent action from private and public sector leaders on climate change.

    This week alone,...

    Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change Image

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    09-24-19

    Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

    Ahead of next week’s United Nations Climate Action Summit, a record 515 institutional investors managing $35 trillion in assets urged governments worldwide to step up action to tackle climate change and achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals.

    The 

    230 Investors With USD $16.2 Trillion in AUM Call for Corporate Action on Deforestation, Signaling Support for the Amazon Image

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    09-24-19

    230 Investors With USD $16.2 Trillion in AUM Call for Corporate Action on Deforestation, Signaling Support for the Amazon

    Today, 230 institutional investors representing USD $16.2 trillion in assets under management are calling on companies to take urgent action in light of the devastating fires in the Amazon, which have been fueled in part because of the deforestation happening at an alarming rate in Brazil and Bol...

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