Joan Bavaria Award
Phil Angelides, a Leader in Shareholder Activism and Green Investment, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award
Phil Angelides has been awarded the fifth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made today, the first day of the annual Ceres Conference, which is running May 1-2 at The Fairmont in San Francisco, CA.
Angelides is currently President of Riverview Capital Investments, a real estate investment firm which focuses on clean energy projects and sustainable urban development. From 1999 to 2007, he served as California’s State Treasurer. During his eight years in elected office, Angelides called for a renewed push in shareholder activism and launched the Green Wave Initiative, encouraging investment in green technologies and urging companies to address the financial risks of climate change and reduce their energy consumption.
About the Bavaria Award
Ceres and Trillium Asset Management launched the Joan Bavaria Award in 2008 as a tribute to Ceres' founder, Joan Bavaria.
The award honors unique investor and NGO leaders who are working to transform the capital markets into a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns. The award is presented each year at the Ceres Conference.
2012 Bavaria Award Winner
Tessa Tennant, President and co-founder of The Ice Organisation, has been awarded the fourth-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made at Tuesday’s opening reception of the Ceres annual conference, which runs April 25-26 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA.
The Meaning Behind the Joan Bavaria Award
The award strives to recognize an investor or NGO leader who is innovative and/or impactful in creating solutions to build a sustainable economy that takes social and environmental concerns into account.
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