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Joan Bavaria Award

The Joan Bavaria Award was created by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management Corporation to recognize investor, business, and NGO leaders who have helped move the capital markets from a system focused on short-term profits toward one that balances financial prosperity with social and environmental health.

for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets

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Nominations for the 2016 Joan Bavaria Award can be made here.

The Joan Bavaria Award recognizes investors, businesses and NGO leaders who have helped move capital markets from a system focused on short-term profits toward one that balances financial prosperity with social and environmental health.

The Joan Bavaria Award is presented by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management Corporation at the annual Ceres Conference on May 4-5 in Boston, MA.

Eligibility & Rules

More information on the eligibility requirements and rules can be found here.

Learn about last year's Winner: Geeta Aiyer

Geeta AiyerGeeta Aiyer, sustainable investing entrepreneur and Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, was awarded the seventh-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made at the 2015 Ceres Conference in San Francisco.

Aiyer has a proven track record of strong investment returns while focusing shareholder engagement on social and environmental issues. She has helped incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns globally, shifting the landscape of sustainable investing. Epitomizing her reach, Aiyer is also on the Advisory Council for the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment. Read more...

About the Bavaria Award

Ceres and TrilliBlack and White of Joan Bavariaum Asset Management launched the Joan Bavaria Award in 2008 as a tribute to Ceres' founder, Joan Bavaria. The award strives to recognize an investor or NGO leader who is innovative and/or impactful in creating solutions to build a sustainable economy while balancing social and environmental concerns.

Learn more about Joan Bavaria.

Previous Winners

2015

Geeta Aiyer, Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management

2014

Sister Patricia Daly, OP, Executive Director, Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment

2013

Phil Angelides, President, Riverview Captial Investments

2012

Tessa Tennant, The Ice Organisation

2011

Impact Award
Peter Kinder, Co-Founder of KLD Researh & Analytics
Innovation Award
William Foote, Root Capital

2010

Impact Award
Tim Smith, Walden Asset Management
Innovation Award
The Center for Political Accountability

2009

Impact and Innovation Awards
Robert K. Massie

2008

Impact Award
Enhanced Analytics Initiative
Innovation Award

Bainbridge Graduate Institute