Ceres confronts the challenge of a global economic system out of balance with human and environmental needs.
We do not need to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy environment. By working with investors, businesses and policymakers, we can build a sustainable economy based on a strong environment. But we can't do it without YOU. Your support drives our work, day-in and day-out.
Ceres is uniquely positioned to address climate change, water scarcity and other massive challenges. We’re a small organization working with the biggest players on the most important environmental issues.
- We challenge major corporations to use more renewable energy, reduce carbon pollution, and conserve water. We developed the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability which companies use to create comprehensive and coherent sustainable business strategies.
- Ceres is the only nonprofit organization to harness the power of some of the largest institutional investors. Through shareholder resolutions and other activities, investors change the harmful practices of their companies, protecting the environment and their investments.
- Our Ceres Climate Declaration states: “Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century.” More than 1,000 companies, such as GM, Nike, Microsoft, and Unilever, signed. President Obama has referenced the Declaration multiple times.
- In September, Ceres leveraged Climate Week to mobilize nearly 350 investors representing $24 trillion in assets to call on world leaders to adopt strong climate polices to accelerate global clean energy investments. The UN Secretary General and the President of the World Bank referenced this Global Investor Statement, spearheaded by Ceres and investor groups based in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Ceres relies on individuals and foundations to sustain our work. With your support, we'll continue to mobilize investor and business leaders to build a thriving global economy.
We hope you'll join us now in the Social Entrepreneur Challenge - your donation for a sustainable world could be doubled, or even tripled!