Ceres & Trillium Seek Nominations to Honor Leaders in Building Sustainable Global Economy; Nomination Deadline is March 1

Jan 11, 2011 12:15 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) BOSTON, MA - January 11, 2011 - Ceres and Trillium Asset Management are seeking nominations for the fourth annual Joan Bavaria Awards for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. Submissions will be accepted until March 1 and nominations can be submitted at http://www.ceres.org/bavaria_awards.

The Joan Bavaria Awards are given annually to two leaders working to move the capital markets toward a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns. One award is given for long-term impact; the second award is for innovation.   Bavaria, a pioneer of social investing who died in 2008, founded Ceres and Trillium Asset Management.   “Joan 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.”   In 2010, the Center for Political Accountability in Washington, D.C., was honored with the Bavaria Award for Innovation, and investor advocate Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management in Boston was honored with the Bavaria Award for Impact.   Previous winners also include the sustainable business school Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Washington, the research collaborative Enhanced Analytics Initiative, and activist, prize-winning historian and Global Reporting Initiative founder Bob Massie.   Winners of the 2011 Bavaria Awards will be presented at the opening reception of the Ceres Conference in Oakland, CA on May 10 at the Oakland Marriott City Center.   For more information or to submit a nomination, visit http://www.ceres.org/bavaria_awards, or contact Scott Kleiman at mailto:kleiman@ceres.org or 617-247-0700 x142.   About Ceres Ceres is a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 98 investors with $9 trillion of collective assets focused on the business impacts of climate change.   About Trillium Trillium is the oldest and largest independent investment advisor focused exclusively on sustainable and responsible investing. Trillium has close to $1 billion under management with offices in Boston, Durham and San Francisco.   CERE11146