Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Ceres

Sustainability is the bottom line.

four stars

96.52

99 Chauncy Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 247-0700   Web Site
EIN: 22-3053747

Board Leadership
Anne Stausboll
Chair

CEO
Mindy Lubber
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.52 four stars
  Financial 97.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in 1989, Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world's biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Ceres' mission is to transform the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. Ceres' vision is of a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth's biological systems and resources. Ceres advances its vision by bringing investors, environmental groups and other stakeholders together to encourage companies and capital markets to incorporate environmental and social challenges into their day-to-day decision-making.

Formed in 1989, Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world's biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Ceres' mission is to transform the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. Ceres' vision is of a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth's biological systems and resources. Ceres advances its vision by bringing investors, environmental groups and other stakeholders together to encourage companies and capital markets to incorporate environmental and social challenges into their day-to-day decision-making.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of Company Network members
48
Percentage of Company Network members with a renewable energy (RE) sourcing goal
70
Total assets under management of Investment Network
26,000,000,000,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ceres on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ceres on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,344,149
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $233,440
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,577,589
   Program Service Revenue $3,208,592
Total Primary Revenue $17,786,181
   Other Revenue $80,500
TOTAL REVENUE $17,866,681
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,622,814
   Administrative Expenses $1,214,428
   Fundraising Expenses $1,100,389
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,937,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,929,050
   
Net Assets $13,933,486

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$213,276 1.42% Mindy Lubber President

Mission

Formed in 1989, Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world's biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Ceres' mission is to transform the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. Ceres' vision is of a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth's biological systems and resources. Ceres advances its vision by bringing investors, environmental groups and other stakeholders together to encourage companies and capital markets to incorporate environmental and social challenges into their day-to-day decision-making.

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Charity Contact Info

Ceres
99 Chauncy Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 247-0700
fax: (617) 267-5400
EIN: 22-3053747

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Board Leadership

Anne Stausboll
Chair

CEO

Mindy Lubber
President