Over 125 Door County businesses have come together to express their care for the natural world. By signing the Climate Declaration these businesses have committed to foster innovation, encourage efficiency, enhance public health, create new jobs and bring technological advances to the market.
Twenty-five years ago a small group of investors founded Ceres largely in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill that occurred on March 24, 1989. The idea was to bring environmentalists and capitalists together to forge a new sustainable business model, one that would protect the health of the planet and the long-term prosperity of its people.
Throughout its history Ceres has introduced numerous tools to weave environmental and social challenges into company and investor decision-making and the capital markets. One such tool was the creation in 2008 of BICEP, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy. That project of Ceres is focused on moving past partisanship and making the business case for action by emphasizing the link between solving the climate crisis and economic opportunity. Another tool is the Climate Declaration.
Ceres and BICEP launched the Climate Declaration on April 10, 2013 as a business leader call to action on the rising ecological, economic and human costs of climate change. Signed by more than 1,000 companies and thousands of individuals, the Climate Declaration asserts that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century, and urges the public, policymakers and business leaders to take action.
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To get your business involved, please fill out our Declaration Sign Up Form and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org