Mindy S. Lubber is the CEO and President and a founding board member of Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy.  Under her leadership, Ceres has launched visionary and practical guides, including The Ceres Blueprint for Sustainable Investing and The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, for investors and companies to succeed in the 21st century global economy.
 
Mindy leads negotiating teams of institutional investors, Fortune 500 CEOs and sustainability advocates who have taken far-reaching positions on corporate practices to tackle climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. She briefs powerful corporate boards and directors on how climate change affects shareholder value, and regularly speaks about sustainability issues to high-level leaders at the New York Stock Exchange, United Nations, World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, American Accounting Association and the American Bar Association.
 
Mindy is a recognized thought leader and has received numerous awards for her leadership in helping to build a sustainable future. In 2016, she received the Climate Visionary Award from the Earth Day Network, and the William K. Reilly Award for Environmental Leadership from American University’s Center for Environmental Policy. She was honored by the United Nations and the Foundation for Social Change as one of the World’s Top Leaders of Change, and is a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Change. Vogue Magazine recently named her a Climate Warrior for her contributions in mobilizing business support for the historic Paris Climate Agreement, and Directorship Magazine named her one of The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance.  
 
Mindy is often featured in top media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and has appeared on CNBC.com, National Public Radio, and other broadcasting outlets. She regularly pens blogs for Forbes, Huffington Post, and other popular news sites. In 2014, Mindy presented at TEDx Lake Geneva in Switzerland, highlighting the role of the private sector in solving climate change.
 
Prior to Ceres, Mindy held various leadership positions in government, financial services and the nonprofit sector. Mindy joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1995 as a Deputy Regional Administrator and was named Regional Administrator under President Bill Clinton in 2000. As Regional Administrator, she was responsible for the administration and management of the EPA’s New England Regional Office and its then $450 million annual budget. She organized aggressive cleanups of hazardous waste sites with a goal of redevelopment, job creation and urban revitalization, ensuring the protection of drinking water supplies and children’s health.
 
Mindy was also the Founder, CEO and President of Green Century Capital Management, a family of environmentally responsible mutual funds. She also served as Director of the Mass Public Interest Research Group.
 
Mindy holds a master’s in business administration from SUNY Buffalo and earned a law degree from Suffolk University. She resides in Brookline, Mass., with her husband and has two grown children