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Trillium Presents Honorary Joan Bavaria Award, Annual 2019 Ceres Conference

April 29-May 1, 2019 // San Francisco, CA—Trillium was honored to sponsor and be an active part of the 2019 Ceres Conference. The annual conference includes speakers, breakout sessions, and most importantly, the presenting of the Joan Bavaria award. This year, 650 investor, business, and capital market leaders attended, and over the three-day program, discussed successes towards, opportunities for, and hurdles to achieving a sustainable and just global economy.

Trillium’s Will Lana (left) presents this year’s Joan Bavaria award recipient, Laura Campos (right) from the Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into Capital Markets recognizes a leader in this transformation towards a sustainable global economy. The winner of the award encapsulates the goals and visions of Joan Bavaria, a pioneer of social investing who founded Ceres and Trillium Asset Management.
The conference also featured various ‘breakout’ sessions, including one which was led Trillium’s Jonas Kron, along with others representing various professional sectors. The session, Humans and Machines: Ensuring Artificial Intelligence Works for All, led to discussions on the ways investors and companies from diverse sectors can direct AI technologies to benefit society, while vigorously mitigating the associated human rights risks. The annual Ceres Conference is a perfect example of Joan’s vision, and Trillium is always grateful to support such an important event that triggers essential momentum.