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

Energy

State, Federal Policymakers Meet With Major Employers To Explore Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Opportunity at Eaton Experience Center
Pennsylvania state and federal policymakers joined with representatives from major businesses today to share perspectives on how the Commonwealth’s public and private sectors can work together to capture the full economic potential of federal clean energy and infrastructure

Environment

Senate Bills Provide Bipartisan Path Toward Lowering Global Pollution and Boosting U.S. Manufacturing
Ceres applauds U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R – LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D – RI) for each introducing legislation that would create a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

Environment

Ceres Applauds Farm Bill Extension, Urges Expansion of Climate-Smart Investments in 2024
Ceres today pledged to continue working with leading food, apparel, and agriculture companies in the coming months to pass a five-year Farm Bill reauthorization that equitably invests in U.S. farmers and rural communities.

Environment

Ceres Welcomes Gov. Newsom’s Commitment To Sign California’s Nation-Leading Climate Disclosure Legislation
Ceres President and CEO Mindy Lubber issued the following statement following remarks by Gov. Gavin Newsom of California today at the start of Climate Week NYC 2023.

Environment

Leading Companies Urge Congress To Help More Farmers Access Conservation Programs in Farm Bill
Ten leading food and beverage, apparel, and agriculture companies are urging Congress to use the 2023 Farm Bill to modernize and expand the tools for farmers to access federal conservation programs and resources.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Ceres Honors the Companies and Policymakers Whose Leadership Inspired Historic Climate Wins in 2022
Last year was the most consequential for climate, clean energy, and environmental justice policy in U.S. history.

Green Infrastructure

LEAD On a Clean Economy Brings Companies and Investors to Capitol Hill With United Call To Bolster America’s Clean Energy Momentum
Dozens of large companies and investors are taking to Capitol Hill this week to participate in LEAD on a Clean Economy 2023, a two-day advocacy event that will bring business leaders into direct meetings with members of Congress and the Biden administration.

Environment

Media Advisory: Business Leaders To Call on Congress To Invest in America and Accelerate the Just Transition to an Advanced Clean Economy
C-Suite executives and investors to hold a virtual roundtable and media briefing with key congressional lawmakers at LEAD on a Clean Economy 2030.

Environment

As Clean Energy Incentives Power a U.S. Manufacturing Revival, Congress Must Reject Their Repeal
The Ceres BICEP Network today sent a letter to Congress, urging them to reject the repeal of the clean energy incentives and other climate and environmental justice investments within the Inflation Reduction Act as part of ongoing negotiations related to the federal debt limit.

Energy

U.S. House Republican Energy Package Fails To Move the U.S. Toward an Affordable, Secure, Clean Energy Future
Ceres stands in opposition to H.R. 1, the wide-ranging and unbalanced energy bill that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on this week, calling it a step backward for U.S. energy security and away from building an advanced, clean economy that reduces costs.
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