Joan Bavaria Award
|Nominations for the 2015 Joan Bavaria award are now closed. The winner will be announced at the 2015 Ceres Conference. Learn more about the conference and register here: www.ceres.org/conference.|
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 annually at the Ceres Conference.
Entrepreneur and Advocate for Sustainable Investing, Geeta Aiyer, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award
Geeta Aiyer, sustainable investing entrepreneur and Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, has been awarded the seventh-annual Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. The announcement was made at the Ceres Conference, which is running today and tomorrow at The Fairmont in San Francisco.
Nearly three decades ago, at the start of Aiyer’s career, few investment firms were thinking about sustainability and social responsibility in their investment practices. But, as a founder of Walden Capital Management and Boston Common Asset Management, which now has $2.2 billion assets under management, Aiyer has established a proven track record of strong returns while focusing on shareholder engagement on social and environmental issues. Her effective leadership has helped incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns globally into investment strategies and shift the landscape of sustainable investing. Epitomizing her broad reach, Aiyer was elected recently to the Advisory Council for the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment.
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.
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.
For More Information
Please read our new rules and requirements for eligibility.