Policy

Policy

Ceres is the leading organizer of investor and company support for climate and clean energy policies in the U.S. By making the economic case for action, Ceres advances business leadership in support of innovative policies that will help accelerate the low-carbon future. 

Through the Ceres Policy Network known as Ceres Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), we work with more than 50 companies to take stronger action on climate and advocate for low-carbon policies in the electric power, transportation, and other energy-intensive sectors at the state and federal level. The Ceres BICEP Network supports policy solutions that will increase American competitiveness, create jobs and provide a framework that gives companies certainty as they invest in low-carbon solutions.

We also bring investors along with us. Members of the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability participate in congressional briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country to press lawmakers on policies that will help them make better long-term investment decisions to support a low-carbon economy.

Content from this campaign

Ceres Applauds New House Climate Action Plan That Would Put the Us on Path to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050
June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for their leadership and thoughtful set of bold policy recommendations released today to tackle the global climate crisis as the U.S. works to rebuild the economy.  The Committee said in a statement that its climate action plan would...
Jun 30, 2020 5:15 PM ET
More Than 330 Major Businesses Call on U.S. Congress to Build Back a More Resilient, Sustainable Economy From COVID-19
Companies with combined market valuations of $11.5 trillion participate in LEAD on Climate 2020—the largest business-led lawmaker education and advocacy day on climate action
May 20, 2020 1:45 PM ET
U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050
As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050. The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the...
Nov 23, 2019 9:55 AM ET
Ceres CEO and President Tapped to Serve on U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Focused on Tackling Climate-Related Risks in Capital Markets
November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber has been appointed to the first-ever U.S. federal advisory committee focused on addressing the short and long-term financial and market risks posed by climate change to capital markets and throughout the broader economy. Lubber was appointed to the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the U.S. Commodity Futures...
Nov 19, 2019 12:55 PM ET
Proposed Changes to the Shareholder Proposal Process Would Limit the Ability of Investors to Manage Risks
November 5, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Proposed changes to the current shareholder proposal process would restrict an important avenue that investors use to manage risks and respond to emerging trends, said Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber. The rule proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would limit investor’s ability to file proposals by increasing the share...
Nov 5, 2019 3:50 PM ET

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