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 inequitable workplaces.
Ceres was founded in 1989 by a group of forward-looking investors and environmentalists who had a vision for a better way of doing business. Led by Joan Bavaria, they began to re-evaluate the role and responsibility of companies as stewards of the environment and agents of economic and social change.
Today, with more than 30 years of leadership and proven results, Ceres continues to promote business case for sustainability. They believe that just and sustainable global economy benefits both people and the planet. And they firmly believe that investors and companies that integrate sustainability into decision-making outperform their peers.
Ceres’ unique theory of change is to move investors, companies, policymakers and other capital market influencers to take action on four global sustainability challenges: climate change, water scarcity and pollution, inequitable workplaces and outdated capital market systems.
Over the years, Ceres have built influential networks of investors, companies and nonprofit organizations that have grown exponentially in size, scope of work and depth of engagement. Equipping these leaders with science-based research and innovative tools on sustainability risks and opportunities and deploying them, Ceres have created a powerful formula for transforming the global economy.