Guest Post: Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres: Tackling Climate Change is Economic Imperative

Guest Post: Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres: Tackling Climate Change is Economic Imperative

As extreme weather impacts accelerate around the globe, hundreds of thousands of people will gather to rally support for climate action in New York City this week.

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Heads of State from around the world will meet at the UN Climate Summit to catalyze global action on climate change. Ceres will be there, bringing our powerful network of investors and companies, including General Motors, to make the case that tackling climate change is not only an environmental issue, it’s an economic imperative.

So what can you do to participate in Climate Week? No matter where you are this week, you can take a few simple steps to support action on climate change.

1. Join General Motors in signing the Ceres Climate Declaration. 
The Climate Declaration, which has now been signed by 1,000 companies and thousands of individuals, calls on U.S. policy makers to take action on climate change. Join us during Climate Week by signing the Climate Declaration

2. Build on the success of the Global Weekend of Action.
Yesterday we witnessed hundreds of thousands of people, from all over the country and all walks of life, marching through the streets of New York City to say, in one loud voice, that the time is now for real action to address the challenge of climate change. Throughout the rest of this week there will be hundreds of additional events taking place across the globe to reinforce this message. You can learn more about events near you at

Ceres has a 25-year history of mobilizing businesses, investors and policy makers to address climate change and build a more sustainable economy. Throughout Climate Week, we’ll be highlighting the business and investor case for acting on climate. Through a series of events and announcements we’ll make the case that tackling climate change is not just good for the future of our planet, it’s essential for the future of our economy, and businesses and investors agree.

If you are in the private sector, and see the impact that climate change is having or will have on your operations, your supply chain, or the communities in which you work, but you have not yet joined the swelling chorus of businesses, investors and citizens who see the need for action, please join us – and General Motors – in making your voice heard!



Mindy Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.



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