Full Title: Gaining Ground: Corportate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability
Author(s): N/A
Publisher(s): Ceres and Sustainalytics
Publication Date: 4/2014


This report, Gaining Ground: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, evaluates how well 613 of the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies are integrating sustainability into their business systems and decision-making. The report— a collaboration between Ceres and Sustainalytics—assesses corporate progress across the four strategic areas first outlined in 2010 in the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability: Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, Disclosure and Performance.

Ceres and Sustainalytics last evaluated these companies in the 2012 report, The Road to 2020, where companies were placed into one of four performance “tiers.” Two years later, the Gaining Ground report reveals that while there is progress being made by an increasing number of companies and sectors, we are still not seeing the speed of change that is required—or the scale of innovation that is possible. Incremental progress in tackling global climate change and other sustainability threats is simply not enough.