December / 2011

Sparkplug Award, 2011 Recipient

The JMF board awarded the 2011 Sparkplug Award to Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, at its June meeting.  Ceres is the leading coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to build sustainability into the capital markets and address sustainability challenges such as global climate change.  Ms. Lubber also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, a network of more than 90 investors representing approximately $10 trillion in assets that coordinates US investor responses to the financial risks and opportunities of climate change.

In addition to her Sparkplug Award, Ms. Lubber is the recipient of the Skoll Social Entrepreneur Award and under her leadership, Ceres has been awarded Global Green USA’s 2009 Organizational Design Award and Fast Company Social Capitalist Awards in 2007 and 2008.  She was recently voted one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance” by Directorship Magazine, who noted Ceres’ substantial influence in its field.

Before coming to Ceres, Ms. Lubber was the Regional Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency and Founder/CEO of Green Century Capital Management, an investment firm managing environmentally screened mutual funds.

The Sparkplug Award will enable Ceres to create a training, education and recognition program for its 60-member staff.