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 interned with Ceres for 9 months during college and was continuously blown away by how much important work this relatively small nonprofit accomplishes. They are working at the highest levels of industry and world governance to guide businesses in truly progressive environmental action. Ceres may not be a household name, but they are revered in the environmental community for their integrity and grit.
The team at Ceres does a remarkable job of leveraging the modest financial support our company provides by influencing large investors. These investors, in turn, influence large companies and capital markets to drive the change we seek. I feel like every dollar we invest in Ceres gets us a 1,000-fold return.
By focusing on capital markets, the small, sharp team at Ceres has tremendous leverage. As a supporter, I can hardly imagine getting more bang for my dollar. This is an organization that's worth knowing.
I have followed this organization for years and have always been impressed with the effectiveness of their efforts to protect the environment. Key is their ability to muster disparate resources in terms of funds, people, other NPO’s and even regulatory agencies.
Also, they seem to target projects that tending right now, no delays allowed. Therefore, impact is even greater.
Awesome organization. They do incredible and effective environmental work. I support them often, and recommend that my friends, family and community do the same! Let's work together to help heal our planet!
I have worked with Ceres on behalf of my company, an asset management firm, for several years. I am so impressed with the Ceres people, actionable shared knowledge, efficiency of calls and collaborative efforts, and clarity of mission. The conferences have well-informed speakers, spot-on topics and breakout sessions. This nonprofit knows how to work with for-profits and combine the best of both "worlds" to advance sustainable practices.
I became acquainted with Ceres nearly 20 years ago, when I got a job at a sustainable investing firm. Ceres' work then was carried out by a handful of staff, but it was enormously far-sighted. Focusing on the investment risks and rewards of sustainability variables like climate change, pollution and human rights, the organization built a platform that some of the largest asset owners and large asset managers now stand on, along with the smaller SRI asset managers. That big platform has an enormous megaphone now, such that when investors file shareholder proposals at major oil companies asking them to reexamine business plans in light of the need to keep warming below 2C, those shareholder resolutions are passed by a majority of shareholders, for the first time ever. When Ceres first proposed to mobilize investor voices and votes for sustainability, I was certain their ambition exceeded their reach. I couldn't have been more wrong. Now, they are expanding their reach to include deforestation, water, human rights, diversity, and many other efforts, and all of these are, not coincidentally, moving into mainstream investing. Without Ceres, it's hard to imagine that this would be happening.
Ceres has been a consistent voice, since its inception, of the necessary role of the business and investor communities in addressing climate change. I have worked with Ceres since 2010, and have come to know the staff as well as its president, Mindy Lubber. They are exceptionally talented, with deep area expertise, and a passion for creating change. They are respectful of where an organization is in its sustainability journey, but also recognize their role is to push it to do more. And they are better than any other organization in succeeding.
I worked closely with Ceres as a marketing consultant for two years. They have a hugely influential role with many of the largest companies in driving sustainable business practices and policies. They are thought leaders and have influence far above their size. Their government and financial industry programs help drive effective policy change.
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
Few people/organizations demonstrate, from the ground up, their absolute courage/determination/selfless commitment to their cause, in every inventive way, like these good folks do. I'm proud to support them, for an award that they so GREATLY deserve.
GOD BLESS & PROTECT THEM, & THOSE THEY SERVE SO VALIANTLY!!!!!
Ever since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sparked my awareness of the harm humans do to our environment and as a result harm to all of us I have done as much as possible to help bring about positive changes to reduce and hopefully end all manner of harm we as a people are doing to our planet and ourselves.
I have found in Ceres a valuable partner who helping myself and many others make positive changes happen that so important, especially in these times where the Doomsday Clock has moved perilously so close to the midnight mark.
It is noteworthy that Ceres is one that backs up it talk by walking the walk in their monthly donations to other worthy organizations that is fueling important positive changes.
Ceres has been a leader providing analysis and networking on issues of climate change and environmental protection and clean energy for a very long time. They deserve acknowledgement for being an effective non-profit leader.
They publish incorrect information in the guise of sounding sustainable and making companies look bad to raise money. They do not interact with stake holders and then publish false information. I would not trust any document this NGO published.
By business is built on sustainability. Without Ceres and the fact that they offer a place for me to connect with other like-minded people and entities to facilitate change, I would have to research this entire industry myself; very frustrating, time-consuming and non-profitable. Ceres allows me to cut to the chase and immediately work on facilitating changes that affect us all. We are all about change and I am proud to be a part of the network of change makers Ceres has created.
I Follow them closely and their goodwill and success during their work with the Istanbul Stock Exchange was amazing
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.