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.
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.
There is no non-profit in the world that has done more to inform and enlist businesses in the fight to address climate change risk and reduce emissions!
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!
Getting major businesses on board to address climate change is a very powerfull strategy that helps fill the gap left by out impotent federal legislators
This success is only possible with the support of donors like you—thank you!
CERES provides leadership to companies and investors in changing our trajectory on climate change. They are activists with a strong pro-climate point of view, but have earned the respect of institutions that direct much of our nation's capital. They are a lean organization and stretch every dollar. In the "ring of public opinion" they punch far above their weight.
. . . and it's our donors that make this possible. Thank you for your support.
I discovered Ceres over a year ago and I have been telling my friends about it ever since. Ceres offers big companies an opportunity to work profitably toward sustainability. And, reading about its endeavors Ceres has spurred me to begin converting my investments to sustainable ones. As a member of Citizens Climate Lobby, Ceres gives me an important viewpoint as I work toward influencing members of our government to put an increasing tax on carbon based fuel at their source and return all dividends to the citizens through the IRS (revenue neutral). Anne Bachner
Ceres is pretty unique, though others with more money are diving into this space. It will be interesting to see how they carve out their niche in the coming year.
Ceres has a game changing approach to the big ideas that will make our world more sustainable. I know that every dollar I give to Ceres has an impact that reverberates throughout the world. Their strategy is just plain smart - they work with the most powerful levers of the political and economic system.
I can't believe the naivety of so many people across the world. We are ruining the planet we depend on. Did we not learn our lesson when we over plowed the Great Plains? We are harming ourselves. Do we think spikes in cancer are pure coincidence?
We need BIG actions and big players to combat these massive issues. That's why I support Ceres, because they leverage those big players and get them to take big action.
The problems we face on sustainability, water shortages, natural resource depletion and climate change are not going to be solved by small, incremental steps. And too often, these big environmental issues are perceived as a choice between protecting the environment or growing the economy. It is not an either/or situation. It is both. Ultimately, the future of our economy depends on protecting the environment - this is Ceres' sweet spot. Ceres makes the business case for fighting climate change and reaches a wide range of companies, investors and policymakers. There's no one quite like them.
Seems to be well managed and cost conscious but more importantly CERES moves corporate practices towards more sustainable approaches to building their businesses. For a relatively small not for profit, CERES has stayed true to their mission and approach and not gone for the fad of the month. there is no one else who has engaged major corporations in understanding the various. Ways in which responsible appraoches to sustainability make both good business sense and them more attractive employers.
Ceres is a high-impact, "networked nonprofit" that drives large-scale change by mobilizing the power of investors & businesses to support climate & sustainability solutions. One example of impact - Ceres work to challenge the insurance industry to do more to support policy solutions to climate change. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the work of Ceres is more important than ever before. And Ceres President Mindy Lubber is top-notch!