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 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.
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.
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.
I Follow them closely and their goodwill and success during their work with the Istanbul Stock Exchange was amazing
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.
Ceres for years has been a leading voice and force in (1) contributing to raising the level and bar on serious discussion and debate on the causes and consequences of climate change and their relationship to institutional -commercial/industrial, residential, government, etc.- practices, particularly with regard to the production and use of energy and resources in general; and (2) mobilizing interested parties in business, finance/investment to speak out collectively and act in the local, national and international arenas
Ceres is taking on the world's great issues of sustainability, climate change, water shortage, even balanced living. It's hard to imagine more bang for our donative buck. Bringing together far-sighted investors (with trillions of dollars under management) and well-meaning corporate executives (in a broad range of global industries), Ceres represents the beginning of a new model of mindful business.
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Ceres has worked hard to bring game changing vision to thought leaders in finance and industry who can make a difference in the right management of environmental, economic, and social issues. By bringing together diverse contributors to an improved global environment, Ceres is helping to accelerate positive change. Keep up the great work !
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The reports on Ceres website and their news alerts are very up to date and very much on the relevant topics to make our world more sustainable.
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Ceres has done more to move capital towards climate solutions than any organization anywhere. They also know how to make companies partners in the cause.
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I've been developing a career at the cross section of sustainability and business for a few years. Throughout my engagement in the field, Ceres has continually been touted as one of the most effective organizations driving change toward a more sustainable global economy. Because of their reputation, I recently pursued an opportunity to join the Ceres team. After only a short time with the organization I can say that it is composed of an energetic and inspiring group. I am proud to be a part of the Ceres' team!
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Ceres work with Corporations, especially investors, is playing a unique role in the Climate transition to Clean Energy. Bringing the risks of continued investment in long-term fossil infrastructure and resources is one of the most important approaches to creating this change … change that requires doing things in a very different way.
Ceres work is unique and incredibly important.
Sustainability is no longer a pastime for armchair intellectuals. It is slowly but surely assuming a major role in the healthy continuance of life on earth.
As the science of the art of prevailing on the adversity of collaborating opposites, sustainability aims at creating a mutually participatory Cause ⇄ Effect platform of creative destruction, of out-of-equilibrium, “middle-out” homeostatic adaptive trade-off between allocation and growth, supervised by a source-moderated utilization of Nature. Being a inter- and intra-disciplinary issue with deep and interactive roots in thermodynamics, chaos, complexity and nonlinearity, understanding and appreciation of sustainability calls for much more than neighbourhood get-togethers. It is in this spirit that organizations like Ceres assume defining significance in the propagation, patronage, well-being, and growth of a less-than-intuitive paradigm that sustainability represents.
Sustainability is an out-of-equilibrium phase of Nature, supported by "life" and land-marked by "birth" and "death", much more indeed beyond Brundtland. Newtonian reductionism that we acquire --- and pass onto future generations --- fail to address these issues except for the obviously trivial. In situations such as these begging paradigmatic shift in our attitude to and relationship with the mainstream, dedicated support of organizations like Ceres with the capacity, potency and fortitude to address complex issues are inevitably needed.
Sustainability is much more than rallies, demonstrations, politicians, corporates, climate change, and green economy, important as these might well be. They cannot be substitutes for the analysis-debate-synthesis dialectic of the academia, of a nascent science of the 21st century awaiting a much-needed take-off. Without an academic foundation, it is unlikely to graduate from the present polemical state to the class-room where it rightly belongs.
Ceres, I believe, is uniquely positioned with its rich and varied background of a quarter century, to play the proverbial role of a facilitator and negotiator between academic and corporate social responsibility worlds (and the state) to foster a beneficial homeostasis that either on its own cannot hope to achieve.