Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Our mission: Ceres is transforming the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. 

Sustainability is the bottom line. 

Global sustainability challenges are bigger than ever and the urgency for leadership and solutions are paramount. Across the globe, leading investors and companies are accelerating the transition to an equitable, sustainable global economy and planet, while enhancing their bottom line.

With cutting-edge research and high-level engagement, we inspire the most influential investors and companies to integrate environmental, social and governance practices into core business strategies and seize the opportunities embedded in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Ceres also mobilizes these leaders to support the corporate and government policies necessary to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. 

Specifically we: 

  • Advance leading practices that ramp up global investments in clean energy and sustainable food and water.
  • Set the highest bar for sustainability leadership for Fortune 500 firms and other influential companies.
  • Deliver cutting-edge research and innovative tools to educate and inspire leaders across every sector of the economy to take action. 
  • Mobilize investor and company leaders to advocate for stronger climate, clean energy and water policies at the state and federal level.

The impressive leadership demonstrated by members of the Ceres Investor, Company and Policy Networks and members of the Ceres Coalition proves that positive action on sustainability is not only possible, but it is also good for the bottom line, the economy, people and the planet.