Ceres and Trillium Asset Management are seeking nominations for the sixth annual Joan Bavaria Award. Submissions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, December 31, 2012.
The Joan Bavaria Award honors a unique investor, business, or NGO leader who is working to transform the capital markets into a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns. The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the 2013 Ceres Conference taking place May 1-2 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Bavaria founded both Ceres and Trillium Asset Management. She passed away in 2008 after a prolonged battle with cancer.
“Joan Bavaria was a visionary who did an extraordinary job at both laying out a vision for changing the world and making that vision become a reality. Her foresight and humanity continue to help catalyze change in the capital markets and create a more sustainable economy for a better world,” said Ceres President Mindy Lubber. “The Joan Bavaria Award honors and celebrates those individuals who are carrying out Joan’s great desire to integrate sustainability into the capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.”
In 2012, Tessa Tennant, President and co-founder of The Ice Organisation, was honored with the Joan Bavaria Award for her work in advancing sustainable investment.
“I’m deeply honored to have been voted by all of you for the award,” said Tennant in her acceptance speech last year. “Joan was so fearless about pushing boundaries. She gave me that confidence to just go out and do it.”
Previous winners include Willy Foote, founder and CEO of Root Capital, investor advocate Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management, and activist, prize-winning historian and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) founder Bob Massie.
For more information about the Joan Bavaria Award, visit www.ceres.org/awards/joan-bavaria-award
To submit a nomination, visit www.ceres.org/awards/joan-bavaria-award/nominate.