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Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.
Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

President, Ceres and Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.

Under Mindy’s leadership, Ceres launched The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, a visionary practical guide highlighting environmental and social performance improvements companies and investors must achieve to succeed in the resource-constrained 21st century global economy. She also helps coordinate Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of more than 20 leading consumer brand companies advocating for strong climate and clean energy policies in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to Ceres, Mindy held various leadership positions in government, financial services and the not-for-profit sector. Mindy joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1995 as a senior policy advisor and was named regional administrator under President Bill Clinton in 2000. Mindy was the founder, president and CEO of Green Century Capital Management, a family of environmentally responsible mutual funds and she also served as president of the National Environmental Law Center.

Recent Blog Posts

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Tackling The Oil Industry On Climate Change

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Sep 22, 2014

‘Protect our climate’ was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was ‘stop using fossil fuels.’

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

A Simple Equation For Closing The Clean Energy Gap

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Sep 19, 2014

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.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Risky Business Ups The Ante On Climate Change

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on Jun 24, 2014

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.

Huffington Post

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

by Mindy LubberHuffington Post Posted on Jun 19, 2014

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.

Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog

Oil Majors Need To Boost Leadership On Climate Change

by Mindy LubberForbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog Posted on May 29, 2014

An international group of investors is asking the world’s largest fossil fuel companies to assess the risks they face from climate change. These investors, managing trillions of dollars in assets, are motivated by concerns that companies in their portfolios are not adequately preparing for a future of lower demand for fossil fuels as the world transitions to cleaner energy sources.

Summit attendees include:

2 Degrees Investing
350.org
A.M. Best Company
ABB Technology Ventures
African Development Bank
AGF Management Limited
AIG Investments
Allen & Company Investment Advisors
Amalgamated Bank LongView Funds
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Anthos
ArcFinance
Ardsley Partners
Arjuna Capital
As You Sow
Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia
AV Advisors
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays
Barr Foundation
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Bayern LB
Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
BlackRock, Inc.
Bloomberg LP
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg News
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Blue Moon Fund
Blue Star Capital, LLC
Boston Common Asset Management, LLC
Boston Globe
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Brown Advisory
Brown-Forman Corporation
BT Pension Scheme
California Public Employees' Retirement System
California State Teachers' Retirement System
California State Treasurer's Office
Callan Associates
Calvert Investments
Cambridge Associates
Capital Dynamics
Carbon Disclosure Project
Carbon Tracker
Catholic Super
CCLA Investment Management
CES Global
Churchgate Capital Management
Citi
CJSC Mezhregionsouzenergo
ClearBridge Investments
Climate Advisers
Climate Bonds Initiative
Climate Central
Climate Change Capital
Climate Desk
Climate Policy Institute
COFRA Holding AG
Columbia University
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthrophy
Con Edison
Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer
Cornerstone Capital Inc.
Council of Institutional Investors
Council on Foreign Relations
Crayna Capital, LLC
Davis Bateson Group
DBL Investors
Debtwire
DendriFund, Inc.
Denny Family Partners
Department of Energy
Designing Sustainability
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Börse AG
Domini Social Investments LLC
Domini Social Investments LLC
Earth Experience LLC
EcoEnergyFinance
Edelmann
Educational Foundation of America
EKO Asset Management Partners
Empirical Asset Management
Enel
Energy Transition Advisors
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Resources Management
ERAFP
Ernst & Young
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations
Farallon Capital Management/ NextGen Climate Action  
Fast Company
Fenton
First Affirmative Financial Network
Fitch Ratings
Fortune
Fossil Free Indexes LLC
Fourth Factor Advisors
Fried Frank
Friends Fiduciary Corporation
FTSE International Ltd
General Motors
Generation Foundation
Generation Investment Management LLP
Geo-Investors
GISR
Glass Lewis & Co.
Global Impact Investing Network
Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
Goldman Sachs
Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Green America
Green Century Capital Management
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Inftrastructure
HRH The Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit
HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence
Humanity United
Impact Infrastructure, LLC
Impax Asset Management, LLC
Inflection Point Capital Management
InsideClimate News
Institutional Investor
Inter Press Service
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
International Finance Corporation
Investor Group on Climate Change, Australia / New Zealand
Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd
JCM Capital- Infrastructure Group
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jones Lang LaSalle
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kepos Capital
Laborers' International Union of North America
Lazard Asset Managment
Legg Mason
Legg Mason Investment Counsel
M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc
Mandate Pipeline
Manulife
MaRS Discovery District
Maryland State Retirement System
Maryland State Treasury
McClatchy Newspapers
McGuireWoods LLP
Meister Consultants Group
Mercer Investment Consulting, Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
MIT
Moody's Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Mosaic
MSCI Inc.
Munich Re Asset Management
NASDAQ OMX
Nathan Cummings Foundation
National Wildlife Federation
Natixis AM - Mirova
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nature Means Business
Nephila Advisors
Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
New Economy Coalition
New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
New York City Comptroller
New York State Common Retirement Fund
New York State Comptroller
New York Times
Next Generation
Nordea
Norton Rose Fulbright & CTI
NYC DCAS Energy Management
Octopi Waters Pty Ltd
Office of Robert E. Rubin
Office of the New York City Comptroller
Organisation for Economic Co-operatrion and Development
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation
Parnassus Investments
Partnership for Strong Communities
Pax World Management LLC
Pegasus Capital Advisors
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
PensionDanmark
Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations
Permian Global
PGGM Investments
Point Innovate
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Principles for Responsible Investment
Prudential Financial
Prudential Fixed Income
Prudential Investment Management
Putnam Foundation
REinsurance Association of America
Responsible Endowments Coalition
Responsible Investor
Reuters
RMS
RobecoSAM
Rockefeller & Co., Inc.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
Rutgers University
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Sarah Cleveland Consulting
Saunders Hotel Group
Scarab Funds
Scherman Foundation
Sea Change Foundation
SEB Investment Management
Second Nature
Service Employees International Union
Seward & Kissel LLP
Sierra Club
Sisters of St. Dominic, Caldwell NJ and Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
SNL Energy
SocialFunds.com
Solar Century
Sonen Capital
Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center
State of Connecticut
State of New York
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
State Street Global Advisors
State Treasurer of Connecticut
State Treasurer of Pennsylvania
State Treasurer of Vermont
Strategy International
Summit Global Management
Suncor
SustainabiliTank.info
Sustainable Energy for All
Sustainable Financial Markets Network
Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Sustainalytics
Swiss Re Americas
TckTckTck
TD Bank Group
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association- College Retirement Equites Fund
Temple University
TerraMarCo, LLC
TerraVerde Capital Management
The B Team
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation
The Financial Times
The Great Explorers
The Ground_Up Project
The Hartford
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Sierra Club Foundation
The World Bank
The World Bank Treasurer
Townsend Group
Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
Trillium Asset Management
Triple Pundit
Trucost
U.S. Department of Energy
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
UBS Investment Bank
ULI Greenprint
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church Funds
United Church of Christ - Pension Boards
United Nations
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Foundation
United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change
United Nations Global Compacy
United Nations Office for Partnerships
United Press International
Universities Superannualtion Scheme
University of Michigan
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
Veris Wealth Partners
Walden Asset Management
Wallace Global Fund
Water Asset Management
Wildlife Conservation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Willis
WIM/CRI
Winslow Foundation
Winston Eco-Strategies
Wolfensohn & Co.
Zevin Asset Management
Zurich Global Investment Management
Zurich Insurance Group