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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.
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.

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Entrepreneur and Advocate for Sustainable Investing, Geeta Aiyer, Wins the Joan Bavaria Award

Geeta AiyerGeeta 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.

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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 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.

Learn more about the eligibility and rules for the Joan Bavaria Award.

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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Please read our new rules and requirements for eligibility.

Previous Winners

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