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Strengthening Corporate Sustainable Sourcing Commitments for Water Quality in U.S. Row Crops


Ceres and the Meridian Institute collaborated to conduct an analysis of some of the unique factors associated with U.S. row crop production and water quality outcomes.This analysis outlines options and best practices for companies working with their supply chain to reduce nutrient and sediment loading, and provides recommendations for developing and implementing strong commitments to […]

Proxy Voting Guidebook 2020


Our third-annual edition of the Guidebook showcases memos supporting shareholder proposals filed by institutional investors during the 2020 U.S. proxy season. Each memo underscores the risks and opportunities posed by climate change and makes the business case for voting “For” the respective shareholder proposal. Download report here >

Women’s Empowerment and Business: 2020 Trends and Opportunities


2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an ambitious set of principles to guide business action for more gender-equal workplaces. Since the launch of the WEPs, the business case for gender equality has continued to grow, and companies are scaling up their commitments to ensure women and men can equally contribute […]

Gender Equality and Social Audits e-Learning


The resilience of global supply chains is intrinsically linked to the status of women on farms and in factories. In many industries, including agriculture, healthcare, apparel, and toys, women make up a majority of the workers. When women’s health, well-being, and access to opportunities are compromised, their productivity and efficiency suffer, which in turn hurts […]

Arizona Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff: 2020 Progress Report


Arizona’s renewable energy standard has been instrumental in scaling investments and driving down the cost of renewable energy across the state to the benefit of Arizona’s utilities and ratepayers. The Arizona Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff: 2020 Progress Report, calculates the economic benefits of Arizona’s 2006 Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST), which requires 15% of Arizona’s […]

Global Investor Engagement on Meat Sourcing


One year after global investors representing more than $6.5 trillion in assets called on six of the largest fast-food companies to act urgently to mitigate the climate and water risks in their meat and dairy supply chains, Ceres and FAIRR are excited to announce this second phase of investor engagement, which will continue dialogues with […]


The B Team

It’s clear that the climate crisis can no longer be tackled in silos. To accelerate action toward a future that protects our planet and all people, all of us—including business—must work together. The Net-Zero Economy Report – 2020 highlights the need for radical collaboration in corporate climate action and demonstrates how some companies have already stepped up […]

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