JOAN BAVARIA AWARD Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets
2021 Bavaria award winner
Mark Campanale, founder and executive chair of the financial think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative, has been awarded the 2021 Joan Bavaria Award for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets. Campanale has been recognized for his lifelong dedication to aligning capital markets with the realities of the climate crisis—most notably through advancing his "unburnable carbon thesis,” which shines a light on the financial risk that fossil fuel companies and their investors face from stranded oil and gas assets. He helps to make a clear fiduciary argument for the decarbonization of investment portfolios.
About the bavaria award
Joan Bavaria was a pioneer of social investing, using her vision and passion to help catalyze change in the capital markets. She dedicated her life to exploring and developing all means of social investing and to educating and motivating other investors. Among other endeavors, she founded Trillium Asset Management and Ceres; her influence is still reflected by their efforts today.
In 2008, Ceres and Trillium Asset Management created the Joan Bavaria Award in Joan's honor, after she lost her prolonged battle with cancer. Joan was recognized as a personal hero by many sustainability leaders. The Joan Bavaria Award aims to carry on Joan’s legacy by honoring other sustainability heroes across the planet.
The award is presented annually by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management to recognize a unique investor or NGO leader who is working to transform the capital markets into a system that balances economic prosperity with social and environmental concerns. The next award will be presented during the Ceres 2021 digital program.
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Nominees must come from the investment or NGO communities
Nominees must share the spirit of collaboration and coalition building demonstrated by Joan Bavaria and the organizations she founded (Trillium Asset Management, Ceres)
Nominees cannot have demonstrated a pattern of egregious behavior counter to the spirit of the award
Anonymous or self- nominations, and nominations of an organization will not be considered
Employees of Trillium, Ceres, and participating judges will not be considered
The nomination must highlight individual accomplishments of the nominee, rather than an organization
The nomination must answer the central premise of each question
The nomination must provide explicit examples of both innovation and impact
Nominations without a third party reference letter of endorsement will not be considered
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