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Ceres Conference 2015

Information on the Ceres Conference 2015

Ceres Conference 2015: Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate.

May 13 - 14

San Francisco, CA

Thank you to all of those who attended the 2015 Ceres Conference! From the plummeting price of oil, to the exponential growth of wind and solar energy, to the epic drought in California, the time is ripe for creative disruption. That was the major theme coming out of the Ceres Conference 2015 -- that we must innovate, collaborate and accelerate solutions to tackle climate change, water scarcity and other sustainability threats to our environment and the global economy.

Attendees heard from leaders such as Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ellen MacArthur, DBE, Founder of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Jack Ehnes, CEO of the California State Teachers' Retirement System, and Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Conference Playlist

2015 Joan Bavaria Award

Geeta Aiyer, sustainable investing entrepreneur and Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, was awarded the Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. Watch her inspirational acceptance speech below.

View the full conference agenda

 

Ceres Conference Sponsors

A very special thanks to the many sponsors who made this year's conference possible.

Convening Sponsor

Convening Sponsor

Welcome Sponsor

Welcome Sponsor

Technology Sponsor

Technology Sponsor - Intel

Lead Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

Bavaria Award Sponsor

Bavaria Award Sponsor

Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle

Supporting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

 

Participating Organizations

50/50 Climate

Addenda Capital

Addison

Adobe

Advanced Micro Devices

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Allstate Insurance Company

American Electric Power

Amherst College

Amplifier Strategies

Aperio Group

Apex Clean Energy

Apple

Aquinas College

Ardsley Partners

Arizona Public Service

Arjuna Capital

As You Sow

Asset Owners Disclosure Project

Aveda

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Best Buy

Better World Group

Bloomberg LP

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

blue moon fund

Boston Common Asset Management

Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Brown-Forman Corporation

Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.

Burton

BusinessWeek

California Air Resources Board

California Public Employees' Retirement System

California State Controller's Office

California State Teachers' Retirement System

California State Treasurer's Office

California Water Foundation

Capricorn Investment Group

Carbon Disclosure Project

Carbon Tracker Initiative

CBIS, Inc.

Center for Business & the Environment at Yale

Chevron Corporation

Chilton Capital Management

Citi

Citizens' Climate Lobby

City of Vallejo Water Division

Clean Edge

ClearPath Foundation

Climate Advisers

Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate One

Climate Policy Initiative

Climate Relief Fund

Climate Solutions

ClimateWorks

ClimateWorks Foundation

Columbia University

Cone Communications

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

Cooler

Cornerstone Capital Inc.

Corporate Reports Inc.

Council on Environmental Quality

Credit Suisse

CRedit360

Creelman, Inc.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Deckers Brands

Dell

Designing Sustainability

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Driscoll's

Earthworks

ecoAmerica

EILEEN FISHER, Inc.

Electric Power Research Institute

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Emerald Advisors & Consultants, Inc.

Energy Foundation

Energy Transition Advisors

Environment America

Environment Now

Environmental Defense Fund

Exelon Corporation

EY

Fair Share

First Affirmative Financial Network

Forbes

Ford Motor Company

Four Twenty Seven

Friedman School, Tufts University

Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Eel River

Gap Inc.

GE Oil & Gas

General Motors

Geopolis Energy Partners

Getty Images

Glass Lewis

Global Community Relations

Global Footprint Network

Global Philanthropy Partnership

GLOBE Group

GMI - GMI World Headquarters

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Green America

Green Mountain College

GreenBiz Group

Greenpeace

HGST, a Western Digital Company

HSBC

Humanity United

Huntsman International LLC

IDEO

IKEA

Imagine H2O

Impact Infrastructure, Inc.

Impax Asset Management

Inside Straight Strategies

Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship

Institute for Sustainable Communities

Intel Corporation

Intentional Endowments Network

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Invenergy

John J. Berger & Associates

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JUST Capital

Just Means

Kellogg Company

Keurig Green Mountain

KKR

Labor Link by Good World Solutions

Latham & Watkins LLP

Legg Mason

Levi Strauss & Co

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LVMH

M.J. Bradley & Associates

Macroclimate LLC

Manulife Asset Management

Marshall Street Management

Marstel-Day, LLC

MDU Resources Group, Inc.

Microsoft

Mission Investors Exchange

MIT

Morgan Stanley

Morrison & Foerster LLP

MSCI

MUFG Union Bank

Multi-Employer Property Trust

Nasdaq

National Geographic Magazine

National Life Group

Natural Resources Defense Council

Nephila Advisors

Nest Labs

Nestle

Nestle Waters North America

Net Impact

New Belgium Brewing

New Mexico State Treasurer's Office

New Resource Bank

NextEra Energy Resources

Nike, Inc.

Northeastern University

Novelis

NRG Energy, Inc.

Nth Power

Nutter Consulting

Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Office of the New York City Comptroller

OneEnergy Renewables

Outdoor Industry Association

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Institute

Parnassus Investments

Pax World Management LLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors

PepsiCo, Inc.

PGGM Investments

Port of Portland

Praxis Mutual Funds

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Procter & Gamble

Protect the Flows

Prudential Investment Management

Public Policy Institute of California

Qualcomm Incorporated

Questus

Rainforest Action Network

Rasky Baerlein

RBC Wealth Management

Renew Missouri

RepRisk

Resources Legacy Fund/California Water Foundation

RobecoSAM

Rockefeller & Co.

Rocky Mountain Institute

Roeslein Alternative Energy

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Royal Dutch Shell

Ruby's Naturals

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

SAP

Sarah Cleveland Consulting

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Saunders Hotel Group

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

SCS Global Services

Seattle City Employees' Retirement System

Sedex

Sentinel Investments

Shell

Shift

Shower Pot

Sustainable Insight Capital Management

Sierra Club

Sierra Club Foundation

Skoll Foundation

Smart Tech News

Snowriders International

Solar Electric Power Association

SolEd

Solidaridad

Stanford Management Company

Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance

Stanford University

State of Connecticut

State Street Corporation

Suncor Energy

SunEdison

Sungevity

SunPower Corporation

SustainAbility

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Conservation

Swiss Re

Taylor Farms

TCW Group

TD Securities

Tech for Good

Terra Alpha Investments LLC

TERSUS Solutions by CO2Nexus

The 11th Hour Project

The Climate Trust

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation

The McKnight Foundation

The North Face

The Schmidt Family Foundation

The Sierra Club Foundation

The Wall Street Journal

The Walt Disney Company

The Westly Group

TIAA-CREF

TomKat Charitable Trust

TPG Capital

Trillium Asset Management

TriplePundit

Trucost

U.S. Department of Commerce/ International Trade Administration

U.S. Senate

UC Berkeley/ERG

United Nations Development Programme

Union of Concerned Scientists

University of California

University of California Office of the Chief Investment Officer

University of Washington

Unum

UPS

UTZ Certified

Vornado Realty Trust

Vulcan Inc.

Walden Asset Management

Walton Family Foundation

Washington State Investment Board

Water Asset Management

WaterNow

Wellhead Electric Company, Inc.

Wells Fargo

Wespath Investment Management

Wilshire

World Business Academy

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

World CSR Day

World Resources Institute

World Wildlife Fund

WPower

WSP

Yale Center for Business & the Environment

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies