CERES

Ceres is the largest coalition of investors, environmental and public interest organizations in North America.

Location: 
Boston, MA
Type: 
Non-Profit
Category: 
Sustainability

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Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.

Ceres works with investors worldwide to improve corporate and public policies on climate change and other environmental, social, and corporate governance issues. As part of this mission, Ceres launched and coordinates the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), an alliance of more than 90 institutional investors and financial firms that collectively manage nearly $10 trillion in assets.

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Investor Network on Climate Risk
Ceres coordinates investor activity in the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR). INCR is a network that supports more than 90 institutional investors with assets exceeding $9 trillion by identifying the financial opportunities and risks in climate change and by tackling the policy and governance issues that impede investor progress toward more sustainable capital markets.

Shareholder Action
Ceres helps investors engage with companies to improve their corporate disclosure and governance on climate change and other issues.

Investor Summit on Climate Risk
The 2010 Summit brought together 520 leading institutional investors and state treasurers – representing more than $22 trillion in assets along with corporate executives, financial services representatives and policymakers to consider the scale and urgency of climate change risks and to analyze emerging investment strategies and opportunities. The Summit explored how the rapid global shift to clean technologies and energy efficiency can stimulate economic growth, and highlights how investors can participate in the low-carbon transition.

Call to Action
More than 60 leading investors, asset managers and companies released a climate policy call to action requesting prompt tangible action by US lawmakers to tackle global climate change.

Research
Ceres is pushing to improve research on the financial risks/opportunities posed by climate change and to include that research in standard financial analysis.

Corporate Disclosure
Ceres works with investors to improve corporate disclosure on climate risk by engaging with companies and government policymakers such as the SEC.

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