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.
For years I've been struck by the energy of Ceres campaigns to link investors with leaders in environmental research and advocacy. Add to that the one-of-a-kind Ceres collaborations with the United Nations: Investor Summits on Climate Risk creating a new global network of leaders in and out of government.
Ceres has been an instrumental voice and advocate for the Paris Climate Agreement. They built support from the business and investor community to effectively change the debate about how taking action on climate will affect the global economy and brought the business voice to the forefront of the debate. In addition, Ceres is mobilizing business support for the U.S. Clean Power Plan and state-wide renewable energy standards that will help the U.S. meet it's obligations under the Paris Agreement. Ceres is the only nonprofit I'm aware of that is effectively building business and investor support to take global action on climate change -- and it's imperative that we have business on our side if we want to solve this global crisis. Cheers to Ceres!
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 learned about Ceres when I was active in the campaign to divest the NYC pension funds. I read up and learned how much Ceres information we were using. I read a great deal of the Ceres information and called the office of our NYC Comptroller. Their lead person called me back and as he answered my many questions, i realized he was confirming my suspicion that we had more to gain by remaining invested. I put together a panel discussion and the Comptroller's office helped me get a Ceres person to come down from Boston to participate. Needless to say I got thrown out of 350.NYC. I now donate annually to Ceres. I like adult solutions.
Ceres is awesome in every imaginable way and has done incredible work for many, many years! They have inspired me to further commit myself to climate action and found organizations modeled after theirs. I cannot say enough good things about them!
The causes the organisation takes on are so pertinent and so timely. It is refreshing to see an organisation who is right where the action need to take place and is doing it. They have chosen the path of constructive and collaborative advocacy versus confrontational advocacy. I think it is a lot more effective !
Ceres is the leading force to advocate, define and promote environmentally sensitive and sustainable business practices. They do so not as outside critics but as shareholder-representatives who collectively have an affirmative basis to benefit from the outcome. And they work without the fanfare that is often associated with social change. Ceres sets the standard for allowing both institutional and retail investors the luxury of sleeping at night, knowing their invested dollars are working to promote sustainable business solutions, fight climate change, and control pollution, and that this is being done around the clock, on evenings, weekends, and the Forth of July. Thank you Ceres for your leadership.