Ceres (pronounced “series”) 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.
Mission: Integrating sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.
**NOTE HOW MANY TIMES THE WORD….GLOBAL/WORLD….IS MENTIONED Not the UNITED STATES.
CERES 20-20 VISION
The global economy is at a crossroads. Our climate is warming due to human behavior. Short-term thinking has left us with a financial crisis. Ever-increasing food and water shortages are undermining governments and exacerbating global poverty.
At Ceres, we work for a world where capital markets advance the health of the planet and its people. Our mission is to improve the functioning of the capital markets so that the future is livable, safe and just for everyone. [*Note the words just or justice = SOCIALISM*]
Over the last 20 years, Ceres has created the tools to weave environmental and social challenges into the global business fabric.
With a growing network of over 80 companies, 130 NGOs and $7 trillion of investor assets, Ceres leverages power. As we grow, our successes get bigger and the solutions get bolder.
Change the rules of the game:
Passage of national climate change legislation
to reduce GHG emissions by at least
25% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80%
Passage of a new international climate
treaty, including a binding reduction target
based on the latest scientific findings.
One of our strategies:
Ceres companies are committed to improving their environment and social performance by engaging with environmental groups, investors and other stake holders to integrate environmental and social factors into their business strategies.
Some staff members: (read their connections)
Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA
Mindy S. Lubber is the President of Ceres, the leading U.S. coalition of investors and environmental leaders working to improve corporate environmental, social and governance practices. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), an alliance that coordinates U.S. investor responses to the financial risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
INCR activities include organizing the Institutional Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the UN Headquarters, hosting fiduciary training programs for pension fund trustees, producing research reports to improve investor understanding of climate risk, and coordinating engagement of its members with companies, money management firms, and policy makers.
Ms. Lubber has held leadership positions in government as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; in the financial services sector as Founder, President and CEO of Green Century Capital Management, an investment firm managing environmentally screened mutual funds; in the private sector as the President of an environmental law and policy consulting group; and in the not-for-profit sector for more than a decade leading environmental and public interest law organizations, including the National Environmental Law Center, which she founded. She was the Senior Advisor and Communications Director to former Governor Michael Dukakis, and for a decade, held leadership positions with the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), including Chairwoman of the Board of Directors.
Director of Government Relations
Vivian Buckingham is the Director of Government Relations for Ceres. She came to Ceres from the 1Sky Campaign where she served as Policy Director during its launch phase. Prior to joining 1Sky, Vivian directed the Campaign for Communities for Earth Day Network, worked for the Environmental Law Institute,the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Program of Earthjustice and the Center for International Environmental Law in Geneva, Switzerland. She was appointed a fellow by the First Nations Institute to the Roundtable on the North American Pharmaceutical Industry and Research Involving Indigenous Knowledge. In 2002 she directed and coordinated the “Conference on Trade, Sustainability and Global Governance” (Symposium Issue, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 27 No. 2).
Director of Investor Programs
Chris Fox is Director of Investor Programs at Ceres. He leads the staff team that coordinates the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR). Chris has played a central role in organizing three Investor Summits on Climate Risk at United Nations Headquarters that Ceres co-hosted with the United Nations Foundation in 2003, 2005, and 2008. He has led Ceres’ programs aimed at organizing investors to address climate change since 1998. Chris is co-author of Questions and Answers on Climate Risk for Investors (2004) and editor of several Ceres reports, including Value at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of Governance (2002) and Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection (2003). In addition, in 1997 and 1998, Chris led the development team for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) project of Ceres.
Before joining Ceres, Chris served as a program associate at the Heinz Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. from 1995-1997 and was co-founder and executive director of the Center for Environmental Citizenship from 1992-1995
At first I wasn’t going to list the coalition and companies, but I feel Americans need to know:
Ceres Coalition Members
Environmental & Public Interest
- Arctic ICCE Project: Indigenous Climate Change Ethnographies
- Apollo Alliance << TIED TO VAN JONES AND CAROL BROWNER (Obama Czars)
- Appalachian Mountain Club
- Audubon New York
- California Climate Action Registry
- Center for a New American Dream
- Center for Political Accountability
- Center for Resource Solutions
- Center for the Development of Social Finance
- Clean Air – Cool Planet
- Green America (formerly Co-op America)
- Coastal Enterprises of Maine
- Communities by Choice
- Communities for a Better Environment
- Container Recycling Institute
- Conservation International
- Earth Center in the Delaware Watershed
- Earth Island Institute
- Earthwatch Institute
- Environmental Defense
- Environmental League of Massachusetts
- Episcopal Environmental Network
- Friends of The Earth
- Global Green USA
- Green Roundtable
- Green Seal
- Green@work Magazine
- GreenBlue Institute
- GreenHouse Network
- Humane Society of the US
- International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
- Leonardo Academy
- Mass Energy Consumers Alliance
- National Recycling Coalition
- National Wildlife Federation
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- North American Bluebird Society
- Oxfam America
- Penn Energy Project
- Pennsylvania Resources Council
- Rainforest Alliance
- Realty Restoration Gift Fund
- Redefining Progress
- Resource Renewal Institute
- River Network
- Rocky Mountain Institute
- Rose Foundation for Communities and Environment
- Sierra Club
- Shelburne Farms
- Social Accountability International
- Solar Electric Light Fund
- Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
- SRI World Group, Inc.
- Surfrider Foundation
- Sustainable Business Alliance
- Sustainable Step New England
- Sustainable Travel International
- Sustainable Ventures
- The Climate Trust
- The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
- The Global Conference Institute
- The Natural Step
- U.S. Green Building Council
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Unite HERE
- Valdez Society
- World Wildlife Fund
Investors and Foundations:
- American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME Union)
- Arca Foundation
- As You Sow Foundation
- Boston Common Asset Management
- Bullitt Foundation
- California Public Employees Retirement System
- California State Controller’s Office
- California State Teacher’s Retirement System
- California State Treasurer’s Office
- Calvert Group
- Christian Brothers Investment Services
- Communication Workers of America/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan
- Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office
- Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
- Domini Social Investments, LLC
- Ethical Funds
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- F&C Asset Management
- Fair Trade Foundation
- Florida State Board of Administration
- Green Century Funds
- Harrington Investments
- ICValue, Inc.
- Illinois State Board of Retirement
- Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
- IW Financial
- Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
- Kentucky Treasurer’s Office
- KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
- Maryland State Retirement Agency
- Maryland Treasurer’s Office
- Miller Howard Investments
- MMA Praxis Mutual Funds
- New Alternatives Fund, Inc.
- New Jersey State Investment Council
- New Jersey Treasurer’s Office
- New York City Comptrollers Office
- New York State Comptrollers Office
- New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
- North Carolina State Treasurer
- Parnassus Investments
- Pax World Fund Family
- Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Progressive Asset Management
- Portfolio 21
- Rhode Island State Treasurer
- Rockefeller & Company Socially Responsible Investing Group
- Sentinel Investments
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- Sheetmetal Workers Pensions Fund
- Sierra Club Mutual Funds
- SJF Ventures
- Social Investment Forum
- Social Responsibility Investment Group
- Trillium Asset Management Corporation
- Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
- Unitarian Universalist Association
- United Methodist Church – General Board of Pension and Health Benefits
- Vermont State Treasurer’s Office
- Walden Asset Management, a division of Boston Trust & Investment Management Company
- Winslow Management Company
Energy Management, Inc.
Mindy Lubber, the President of CERES is a Director of the Apollo Alliance that JUST SO HAPPENS to connect with VAN JONES; Obama’s Green Czar and Carl Pope.
Michel Gelobter, a director at CERES is an advisory committee member for the Alliance for Climate Protection; attached to AL GORE and Obama’s Energy Czarina CAROL BROWNER.
So America there you have it!
Big corporations/companies investing in a “global” eco-friendly earth with the likes of the SEIU,AFSCME investing in them and utilizing the “social” background of Unions and far left envrionmental groups to push their agenda.
GLOBAL SOCIALISM at the hands of activists!
IT IS ALL ABOUT POWER AND MONEY!