Ceres seeks to organize businesses and investors to support climate mitigation policies; have those businesses institute more sustainable practices in their businesses—including through their supply chains; and organize the investment community in support of clean energy. Ceres is leading the efforts to promote the Clean Trillion. The theory is that if investments in clean energy can reach one trillion dollars a year, the market will be self-reinforcing. Ceres is also playing a critical role in helping to develop the ClimateWorks finance strategy.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for leveraging the insurance industry to promote climate and clean energy goals
CERES works with businesses that support environmental policies, to ensure policymakers are aware of the corporations support for improving the environment. This planning grant will allow CERES to determine if there is role that philanthropy can play in helping the insurance industry to be more visible in their support for action on climate change and clean energy goals. The insurance sector could be a key ally in advancing climate change policy, since the sector's profits will be affected by unpredictable, adverse weather patterns. The CERES report will allow the Environment Program to determine what strategies, if any, to pursue in this realm.
for general operating support
An additional $1 trillion per year must be invested in clean energy between now and 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate impacts. Ceres is helping catalyze substantial shifts in capital by focusing on opportunity as well as risk, including moving large companies to take bold climate and clean energy action in operations, products, and supply chains, and moving investors (including insurers) to invest in clean energy.