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Nominations sought for annual Joan Bavaria sustainability awards

Awards in honour of social investing pioneer

Nominations are being sought for the fourth annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets, named after social investing pioneer Joan Bavaria.
Two awards – one for long-term impact, the other for innovation – are given annually in recognition of moving “the capital markets toward a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns”.
Bavaria, who founded Ceres and Trillium Asset Management, died in 2008.
The nomination deadline is March 1 and nominations can be submitted here Bavaria was one of my heroes, a visionary who did an extraordinary job at both laying out a vision for changing the world, and at making that vision become reality,” said Ceres president Mindy Lubber.
“The Bavaria Awards celebrate those who are executing her grand vision of integrating sustainability into the capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.” The 2010 awards went to the Center for Public Accountability in Washington and Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management.
The 2011 winners will be announced at the Ceres Conference in Oakland, California on May 10.