Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA
President, Ceres & Director, INCR
Mindy S. Lubber is President of Ceres, the leading coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to build sustainability into the capital markets and address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of more than 95 investors representing nearly $10 trillion in assets that coordinates U.S. investor responses to the financial risks and opportunities of climate change.
Ms. Lubber is the recipient of the Skoll Social Entrepreneur Award and under her leadership, Ceres has been awarded Global Green USA's 2009 Organizational Design Award and Fast Company Social Capitalist Awards in 2007 and 2008. She was recently voted one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance for 2009" by Directorship Magazine, who noted Ceres' substantial influence in its field.
Before coming to Ceres, Ms. Lubber was the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Founder/CEO of Green Century Capital Management, an investment firm managing environmentally screened mutual funds.
Recent Blog Posts
Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry – which is on the frontlines of climate change – is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.
‘Protect our climate’ was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was ‘stop using fossil fuels.’
There is an urgent need for an additional $1 trillion per year to be invested in clean energy over the next 36 years if the world is to avoid the potentially catastrophic environmental and economic impacts of climate change that scientists predict.
When Tom Steyer and Robert Rubin joined me on the stage for Ceres’ 6th Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations to discuss the economic impacts of climate change, it was immediately clear that I was in the company of two businessmen who truly understood the essential role that financial leaders must play in the global transition to a low-carbon economy.
Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.