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.
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 phenomenal source of information and an advocate for some of the most important issues today facing business and our planet.
I've long been impressed by the dedication and vision of the Ceres team -- but seeing it in action at its annual conference moved my admiration and enthusiasm to another level altogether.
The provocative and well-researched presentations and panels, along with the creativity and positive energy buzzing in the room, the depth of practical knowledge, and the vision and hard work to create coalitions across challenging divides--inspiring mix of vision and know-how!
So glad to hear that you were able to make the Conference—and of course, that it was impressive! We will continue to strategize about how to make it the best possible experience for all attendees. Thanks for taking the time to do this review.
What could be more important than businesses and investors looking at the long term and making choices that conserve the resources? Every child knows you don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Ceres is doing an outstanding job of helping financial leaders incorporate sustainability into their plans.
Thank you for this strong review.
Among non-profits Ceres has become the indispensable player in pushing environmental awareness among investors and businesses. No group has done more to move the issues of climate change and sustainability to the center of corporate consciousness.
We are grateful for your positive review, thank you.
I read the news. Results speak. Investment groups with trillions of $, coordinated by Ceres, seek carbon-friendly investments. Sometimes, CERES coordinates statements by dozens to hundreds of businesses, calling for action to slow climate change. Businesses such as large banks are changing their thinking about investing in fossil fuels, partly was a result of CERES.
I love the line "results speak." It takes years of behind-the-scenes work to get the point where Ceres' successes are news stories. This public recognition is important; thank you for helping to share it far and wide.
it's ok but it could be a lot more better and a whole lot easier. I mean it could be a whole lot easier if this website had a toolbar so we can search what we're looking for easily and quickly and it would be easier for us to just type something into the search tool bar and go right to where we're going
Hi Joseph - Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I'd like to learn more about what you mean by it could be better and easier so that we can improve. Is there a specific part of our programmatic work that you are referencing? Do you have thoughts on what could be changed? Please feel free to reach out to me directly - Barbara Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceres has a series of Declarations, the original one signed by many of our nation's leading corporations stating the need to deal with climate change. About 1500 corporations have now signed, demonstrating that many in the business world endorse dealing with climate change issues. Very helpful!
We're glad to hear that the Ceres Climate Declaration is making a difference. Thank you.
All companies and governments around the globe need to understand that adopting environmentally sustainable business practices is critical to their bottom line. Ceres is the leader in advocating for these ideals.
Thank you for taking the time to post this review.
As founder and chair of the small non profit company Budgets of Care Limited I have both used the example of, and information from, CERES to grow our influence and understanding within our own community.
I am particularly delighted with CERES influence on many large investor organisations and how they encourage the use of capital for the betterment of businesses throughout the world.
They are certainly one of the most important forces that is help bringing about what Tellus calls the "Great Transition".
I am an unpaid lobbyist for nuclear energy, and watched Ceres, Mindy Lubber, hosting the UN Climate Investor Summit 2015. The conference was well organised with experts in climate science, insurance risk and fiduciary duty - to name a few. Discussing divestment from fossil fuel as a means to mitigate climate change from rising carbon emissions. Moreover, the conference was but one of a series of many more to come, so that governments of the world will not only recognise carbon emissions must be reduced, but commit to investment in 'clean' technologies such as nuclear energy, hydro, solar, and battery storage. Moreover, the conference addressed the need for global inequality and the need for poor countries to be funded for their economies and standard of living to improve. The link to watch this event - part 1 & 2. http://www.ceres.org/investor-network/investor-summit --- A vote of support for Ceres is essentially, a vote to save the planet, a vote for clean air, a vote for your children's, children. There are many worthy non-profits out there that need support. If there were one specifically for Ebola, that would be a global priority as well. But now, we need most of the worlds cooperation and it is Ceres who has managed to pull together most of the worlds attention. Time is not on our side, and if Ceres didn't already exist, the world is be serious trouble. Make our home, Earth, your first priority. People all over the world need their help - and that's what they are more than capable of giving. Sincerely, d'O'yle
This year was my first Ceres conference (Boston) and I was very impressed with the quality and relevance of the programming, the speakers, the calibre of the attendees, indeed, the number of attendees, and the amenities. (Food choices were exceptional.) I learned a great deal, including really important information about what's happening in my own state (Texas), that is generally unknown round these parts! The Ceres approach to addressing climate change leverages one of the greatest influencers known to humankind: economics. That, combined with an underlying philosophy of commitment to environmentalism and sustainability, will be a winning ticket to get the all important corporate buy-in and participation.
I met Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres 10 years ago at an Investor's Circle Conference and was thrilled to know that a non-profit was focusing on not only educating but engaging the investment community on the financial risks of climate change as well as how to create a more sustainable economy that
works for everyone.
Up to that time I had never heard of any organization, be it non-profit or for profit that was working on this issue.
I believe Ceres is one of the most important and vital NGO's in today's world, we should all support Ceres!
CERES is without a doubt one of the most progressive and effective organizations out there with global sustainability as its focus. With innovative approaches towards affecting positive change to complex problems, such as mobilizing the insurance industry in an effort to address climate change, CERES serves as a model for others to follow. Their dedication, talent, and experience starts at the top, but without a doubt ties throughout the entire organization.
Ceres is absolutely one of the most effective, business-oriented non-profits doing work today. Their savvy solutions orientation and their skillfulness in engaging in various strategic contexts makes them a standout group.