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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

Requiring Disclosure of Climate Change Risks Makes Sense for Investors, Companies, and the U.S. Economy
U.S. House lawmakers took an important step forward on Tuesday in protecting the American economy from the impacts of climate change. They advanced legislation that would require all publicly held companies to disclose critical information on climate-related risks in their operations and supply chains. The bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019, is rooted firmly in the...
Jul 17, 2019 6:45 PM ET
Ceres Praises New Bill That Will Help Ensure Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for 1 Million Californians
Ceres joins other environmental and community advocates and many California businesses in welcoming a major legislative victory today after state lawmakers approved a bill that will help ensure more than 1 million Californians have safe and affordable drinking water.  Specifically, Senate Bill 200, creates the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, which will help many small water...
Jul 9, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Repeal and Replace of Clean Power Plan is a “ Step Backwards” for the U.S.
June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Environmental Protection Agency repeal and replacement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a “step backwards for U.S. climate action and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres. Today, the EPA issued its replacement rule for...
Jun 19, 2019 2:05 PM ET
CEOs of Major Companies Call on U.S. Congress to Set a National Price on Carbon
Washington D.C. — Today, more than 75 businesses including eBay, Exelon, Gap, Levi's, Nike, Mars Incorporated, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Tesla and others will meet with a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers to call on Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation, including a price on carbon. Collectively, today’s Lawmaker...
May 22, 2019 12:20 PM ET