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Ceres is a energy conservation organization based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1990. As of 2018 they had $20 million in revenue and $20 million in assets.

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy.

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Program areas at Ceres

Sustainable capital markets: see schedule osustainable capital markets: Ceres mobilizes influential financial market actors to engage and collaborate on environmental, social, and governance issues to advance leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions through working groups and shared learning opportunities, such as webinars and events. Ceres works with investors specifically to better manage carbon, water and supply chain risks, and ramp up global investments in clean energy and sustainable food and water systems. Ceres directs the Ceres investor network on climate risk and sustainability which includes more than 160 institutional investors, managing more than $26 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies, and key policy and regulatory solutions. Some of our key investor coalitions and initiatives include the global investor coalition on climate change, climate action 100+ and the investor agenda. Influential investors from leading asset management firms, public pension funds, labor and socially-responsible investment ...

Sustainable business strategies: see schedule osustainable business strategies: Ceres aims to integrate sustainability into company performance by scaling up positive social, environmental and economic results in all areas of the business, from the boardroom to operations, including supply chains. Ceres' company network comprises 50+ companies, nearly 75 percent of them fortune 500 firms, setting the highest bar for sustainability leadership. Through direct stakeholder engagement, standard-setting, regular benchmarking, and strong collaborations with coalitions like we mean business, Ceres moves companies to raise their ambition on robust sustainability goals and improve resiliency in their operations and supply chains. Ceres' in-house expertise, combined with our unique access to investors, companies and other advocacy organizations, provides members the critical insights they need to strengthen performance on key 'material' environmental and social impact areas. Leveraging the Ceres roadmap for sustainabilit your vision and practical framework for guiding corporate sustainability leadership Ceres works with company network ...

Policy: see schedule opolicy: through its policy program, Ceres aims to strengthen climate and clean energy policies at the state, federal and international levels, which will facilitate the faster transition to a clean energy global economy. Working in a bi-partisan manner, Ceres brings the voices of businesses and investors to advocate in Washington, dc and in key states across the country for climate and energy policies to strengthen our economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide jobs. Ceres directs the business for innovative climate and energy policy (bicep) coalition, comprised of 50+ companies including a range of well-known consumer brands. In the wake of president trump's announcement of his intent to withdraw the u.s. from the paris climate agreement, we helped launch and grow we are still in into a coalition of more than 3500 investors, companies, mayors, governors, college president and other leaders committed to u.s. action on climate ...

Form 990s for Ceres

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-10Nov 7, 2019990View PDF
2017-10Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-10Oct 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-10Jan 10, 2017990View PDF
2014-10Sep 30, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Ceres

Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,024,464
Program services$4,117,405
Investment income and dividends$63,198
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$5,690
Net income from fundraising events$-26,320
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$128,222
Total revenues$20,312,659

Vendors for Ceres

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
CBIZ MHM LLCTax accounting2019-09-06
██████Content management system software2019-09-02
██████████CRM software2019-09-02
████ ██████████████ ███Marketing and Communications$104,2152018-10-01
███████ ████████ ███████ ███Construction$498,3472018-10-01
████ ███████████ ███Tech Support$177,8252018-10-01
████ ██████████████ ███Program Consulting$277,1312018-10-01
████ ██████Tax accounting2015-09-30

Personnel at Ceres

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Dawn MartinChief Operating Officer$175,340Oct. 31, 2018
Susan BoyerChief Financial Officer$48,138Nov. 7, 2019
█████ ██████Chief Development Officer$202,419Oct. 31, 2018
█████ ████Vice President , Climate and Energy$129,569Oct. 31, 2018
█████ ██ ██████President$248,238Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ██████████Past Chief Financial Officer$126,668Oct. 31, 2018
███████ █████Secretary$0Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ███████████Vice Chair$0Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ███████Treasurer$0Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ████████Vice Chair$0Jan. 8, 2019
...and five more key personnel

Peer energy conservation and development organizations

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2Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest501(c)(3)$7.5 millionChicago, IL
3Conservation Law Foundation501(c)(3)$17 millionBoston, MA
4Center for Ecotechnology (CET)501(c)(3)$7.2 millionPittsfield, MA
5Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)501(c)(3)$60 millionCharlottesville, VA
6Environmental Law Institute501(c)(3)$6.3 millionWashington, DC
7California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC)501(c)(3)$5.1 millionSan Francisco, CA
8Public Citizen Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
9Friends of the Earth501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
10Clean Water Fund (CWF)501(c)(3)$6.9 millionWashington, DC
11Resources for the Future501(c)(3)$9.1 millionWashington, DC
12Vote Solar501(c)(3)$6.0 millionOakland, CA
13Green and Healthy Homes Initiative501(c)(3)$7.7 millionBaltimore, MD
14Elemental Excelerator501(c)(3)$14 millionHonolulu, HI
15Elevate Energy501(c)(3)$24 millionChicago, IL
16The Energy Coalition (TEC)501(c)(3)$9.9 millionIrvine, CA
17Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development501(c)(3)$5.3 millionMinneapolis, MN
18Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)501(c)(3)$19 millionMinneapolis, MN
19Retiree Resources Corporation501(c)(3)$46 millionKnoxville, TN
20Rocky Mountain Institute501(c)(3)$53 millionBoulder, CO
21Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)501(c)(3)$5.6 millionWashington, DC
22Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)501(c)(3)$7.9 millionMontpelier, VT
23Montgomery County Green Bank Corporation501(c)(3)$18 millionRockville, MD
24Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)501(c)(3)$9.5 millionMontpelier, VT
25Ecology Action of Santa Cruz501(c)(3)$33 millionSanta Cruz, CA