Water

Ceres builds investor and business leadership to protect freshwater supplies around the globe, integrating capital market solutions into everything we do. We seek to turn smart water management into a business fundamental and water stewardship into an economic imperative.

Videos from this campaign

Content from this campaign

Research, Reports & Publications

Companies Are Making Progress on Water Management, but New Report Calls for Greater Action To Ensure Sustainable Water Supplies
Companies have made progress in managing their water use and ensuring their boards and senior executives oversee water management efforts.

Research, Reports & Publications

New Analysis Introduces Framework To Help Investors and Companies Understand True Value of Water Stewardship
A new analysis highlights an innovative approach for investors and companies that aims to strengthen the business case for water action and shows where corporate boards and executives should prioritize investments for the greatest impact on their business and society.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Valuing Water Finance Initiative: A Watershed Moment
From the recent destructive flooding in Kentucky and Mississippi to the dwindling Colorado River supply, no one is spared from the global water crisis that is accelerating before our eyes.

Environment

Ceres Launches New Investor-Led Effort To Move the Biggest Corporate Water Users and Polluters To Value and Act on Water as a Financial Risk
The Valuing Water Finance Initiative is a new effort to engage 72 of the world’s biggest corporate water users and polluters to value and act on water as a financial risk and drive the necessary large-scale change to better protect water systems.

Environment

Six Fast-Food Giants Commit to Science-Based Targets, but Challenges Remain
A three-year global investor engagement with fast-food giants has resulted in significant progress on climate target-setting but has raised concerns for investors about the management of both emissions and water usage in the supply chain.

Events, Media & Communications

Ceres CEO Joins Vice President Harris for Launch of White House Action Plan on Global Water Security
Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber joined Vice President Kamala Harris and leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID for the launch of the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

New Ceres Report Identifies Seven Sectors Putting Global Freshwater Resources at Risk
A new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit Ceres reveals how industry practices are driving five critical threats to global freshwater systems

Responsible Production & Consumption

New Analysis Shows Value at Risk From Negative Water Impacts in Apparel and Meat Industries
A first-of-its-kind analysis finds that the cost of addressing harmful water impacts could top nearly $1.8 billion annually for some large publicly-traded packaged meat and apparel companies

Environment

Food Companies Aren’t Moving Quickly Enough To Fend off Global Water Crisis, New Benchmark Report Finds
Most food companies are not taking the necessary action to reduce their demands and impacts on freshwater resources, further worsening the global water crisis, according to a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.

Environment

Futurecasting a World With Water Aware Financial Institutions: Four Takeaways
Understanding the real enormity and complexity of the water crisis that companies face requires a concerted effort at combining scientific and financial insights, according to speakers convened by Ceres at World Water Week 2020.
Ceres | Sustainability is the bottom line.

More from Ceres

  1. Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability
    TURNING POINT: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability is an assessment released by Ceres that examines how more than 600 of the...
  2. Climate Change
    Ceres mobilizes the most influential investors and companies in tackling climate change as a sustainability issue that must be addressed at every...
  3. State Policy
    It is imperative that states maintain and expand policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting clean energy solutions. Strong...
  4. Food and Agriculture
    The profitability of the world’s largest food and agribusiness companies depends on secure access to a reliable supply of commodities, but this secure...
  5. 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...
  6. Deforestation
    Since 1990, our planet has lost about 129 million hectares of forest, an area equivalent in size to South Africa. Much of this deforestation is driven...
  7. Water
    Ceres builds investor and business leadership to protect freshwater supplies around the globe, integrating capital market solutions into everything we...
  8. Climate Action 100+
    Climate Action 100+ is a five-year initiative led by investors to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to improve...
  9. Ceres Conference
    Join Ceres and hundreds of institutional investors, corporate executives, policymakers and regulators at Ceres 2021 as we call for the urgent...
  10. We Are Still In
    We Are Still In is a coalition made up of more than more than 3500 investors, companies, mayors, governors, college presidents and other leaders...