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 the climate crisis, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces. Our mission: Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
Sustainability is the bottom line.
With cutting-edge research and high-level engagement, we inspire the most influential investors and companies to integrate environmental, social and governance practices into core business strategies and seize the opportunities embedded in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Ceres also mobilizes these leaders to support the corporate and government policies necessary to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
- Advance leading practices that ramp up global investments in clean energy and sustainable food and water.
- Set the highest bar for sustainability leadership for Fortune 500 firms and other influential companies.
- Deliver cutting-edge research and innovative tools to educate and inspire leaders across every sector of the economy to take action.
- Mobilize investor and company leaders to advocate for stronger climate, clean energy and water policies at the state and federal level.
The impressive leadership demonstrated by members of the Ceres Investor, Company and Policy Networks and members of the Ceres Coalition proves that positive action on sustainability is not only possible, but it is also good for the bottom line, the economy, people and the planet.
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Our mission: Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
The Ceres Company Network comprises Fortune 500 firms and other major companies setting the highest bar for sustainability leadership, committing to robust sustainability goals, and improving resiliency in their operations and supply chains. By leveraging Ceres’ unique access to investors, companies and other advocacy organizations, Company Network members realize a competitive advantage by integrating stronger environmental, social and governance practices into their core business strategies.
Momentum toward a sustainable future is gaining speed—and the competition for resources will be fierce. For companies, it is a pivotal moment with enormous risks and opportunities—a moment that demands excellence in corporate leadership, performance and innovation.
Ceres works across a variety of sectors and with many of the largest companies in the Fortune 500, including Apple, Bloomberg, Exelon, Ford Motor Company, Gap, PepsiCo, and The Walt Disney Corporation, among others. Members of the Ceres Company Network recognize the business benefits of integrating sustainability into core business strategies—demonstrating that sustainability is the bottom line.
Ceres’ in-house expertise, combined with our unique access to investors, companies and other advocacy organizations, provides members the critical insights they need to strengthen performance on key ‘material’ environmental and social impact areas. Leveraging the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability—our vision and practical framework for guiding corporate sustainability leadership—Ceres works with Company Network members to manage sustainability from the boardroom to the copy room, and from factories to fields.