Sustainability touches nearly every issue imaginable. From climate change to human rights, corporations and investors alike must examine the risks and find innovative solutions to a range of challenges in order to become truly sustainable in the long-term. At Ceres we are committed to helping business leaders, investors and policymakers address sustainability the smart way -- by developing practical strategies that are good for society, the earth, and the bottom line. We bring investors, public interest groups and companies together to examine complex environmental and social issues. And as a result, more companies are finding innovative, profit-boosting solutions for the daunting challenges they face.
Among the many issues we work with companies, investors and policymakers are:
In order to limit global warming to 2°C and avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world needs to invest an additional $36 trillion in clean energy—an average of $1 trillion per year for the next 36 years. Ceres is calling this clean energy investment gap the Clean Trillion. Closing this gap will be a tremendous challenge, but it is possible if businesses, investors and policymakers join forces.
Mandatory disclosure provides a critical foundation and framework for internal business discussions and decision making on sustainability. It also provides shareholders, investors and stakeholders with critical information to engage in the market and make short- and long-term investment decisions in a dynamic and evolving global economy.
With our investor and company partners, Ceres is driving large-scale changes in the way food is produced and sourced. We are working with the world’s largest institutional investors to help them better understand how these pressures present risks and opportunities for the food sector.
Coordinated by Ceres and Carbon Tracker, the investors’ Carbon Asset Risk Initiative is pressing fossil fuel companies on how their business plans fare in a world turned upside down by unchecked climate change.
Ceres works at the intersection of business, investment and advocacy communities to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase investment in a clean energy economy.
Ceres works with companies, investors, regulators and public interest groups to disclose and address the environmental, social and economic risks of the energy sources we use to power our economy.
Ceres works with companies, investors, policymakers and other stakeholders to increase transparency and reporting on water-scarcity threats that pose risks to companies and investors.
Ceres works with companies and investors to improve supply chains to better protect the environment and human rights as well as save energy, protect water supplies and reduce toxic chemicals.