Joseph F. Keefe
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pax World Management LLC
Joseph F. Keefe is President & CEO of Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds (www.paxworld.com) and a leader in the field of sustainable investing. Pax World Funds include the Global Women’s Equality Fund (PXWEX), the only mutual fund in the United States focused on investing in companies that are global leaders in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Across all of its funds, Pax World withholds support from all-male corporate board slates and actively engages with companies to embrace gender diversity on their boards.
Joe was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” for 2007, 2008 and 2011, and in 2012 was recognized by Women’s eNews as one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century,” where he was the sole male honoree. In 2014, he was one of five CEOs to receive the Leadership Award from the Women’s Empowerment Principles (www.weprinciples.org), a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women. Joe is also Chair of the Board of Women Thrive Worldwide (www.womenthrive.org), a Washington-based non-profit advocating for shaping U.S. development assistance and trade policy to benefit women and girls living in poverty around the globe.