I have been a supporter of Ceres for seven years, or in other words, since I have had kids and begun to grow increasingly concerned about the future of our planet--for their sakes, if not my own. Ceres has given me a hopeful and inspiring outlet for addressing my concerns by investing in their success. I have been so impressed by Ceres' mission and vision, as well as the organization's professional and on point communications. Their goal of building coalitions is inspiring, and their advocacy for climate sustainability as an economic and equity issue, along with an environmental issue, is totally compelling.
I have been involved with Ceres for several years, and am a big believer in their approach to addressing climate change. They have a unique and effective view, working with businesses, investors, nonprofits, and policy makers. No other organization approaches this critical issue through this lens, and as a result they are extremely effective.
Ceres is driving the agenda on corporate sustainability practices from managing commodity and supply chain risks to mobilizing businesses and investors to take practical steps to address climate change. Ceres has earned investors' and business leaders' trust and attention in a remarkable way and the leadership has shown they are invested in expanding the organization's impact and capacity to drive change.
I consulted with Ceres for several years advising on technology and digital marketing strategy.
I worked closely with Ceres for several years. They have a uniquely important mission to drive sustainable business practices among businesses, financial organizations and other non-profits to influence global sustainability outcomes and reduce the effects of climate change. They obtain hugely significant outcomes because of their leadership and influence among these different constituents. Just this past week, they brought leading consumer companies including Kellogg's, Nike, Bloomberg and General Mills to the table to sign the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge.
Thanks, Jane! Hope you saw Mindy's latest blog—http://www.ceres.org/press/blog-posts/big-business-steps-up-on-climate-change
I worked as a volunteer at Ceres for two years. They are an incredibly influential organization with a unique ability to drive systemic change in corporate behavior and the financial markets. Ceres' leadership and expertise has resulted in significant improvements in the sustainability efforts of its corporate members and the many large financial institutions of its Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR). Through its efforts with other non-profits and its BICEP program, it has influenced legislation at all levels. There is no other non-profit with the unique focus and reach of Ceres.
Ceres understands that to implement change and build a more sustainable world, the best path to do that is through business, one of the most powerful forces on the planet. I appreciate their systemic approach to the problem, working with numerous parties in the economic system - businesses, investors, other NGO's, and policy makers. This gives them a unique lens and a unique ability to move business forward in a way that other, more "activist" NGO's can't do. They have high ideals of a more sustainable world, combined with a practical approach that works.
We couldn't have said it better. Thank you!
In June 2013, Ceres came to Toronto, Canada to run a first ever workshop to bring together the insurance industry and many infrastructure providers to develop a better understanding of how to manage risks associated with climate change. This was a highly effective meeting which resulted in new communication amongst stakeholders and at least one major specific initiative, which is an agreement to develop resilient buidling guidelines. The staff were very professional in their work and as a City of Toronto staff member working on the issue of resilience to extreme weather associated with climate change, I would be quick to collaborate with Ceres again on the climate resilience issue as it affects Toronto.
I have been fortunate to be involved with Ceres since its inception, watching the organization grow from humble beginnings in shared office space to its position of global influence today. Through that entire period, all the people with whom I've dealt inside Ceres have been deeply committed to the group's mission, sharply focused on the its success, and profoundly supportive of other organizations with related goals. I look forward to continuing my association with Ceres in the coming years.