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2018 Joan Bavaria Award | Nomination Form

General Information

The Joan Bavaria Award is presented annually by Ceres and Trillium Asset Management to recognize a unique investor, business 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 at the 2018 Ceres Conference in Boston, MA. 

Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted through Friday, December 15, 2017, at 8:00 PM EST. 

To submit an official nomination, complete this survey in its entirety, including all required information. Nominations must also be accompanied by at least one third- party reference letter submitted by a person or organization that is not affiliated with the nominator or the nominee. All materials must be submitted with the nomination form and reference the name of the nominee; only complete nominations will be considered. To preview a PDF of the full nomination form, please click here
Please see further details around eligibility and nomination criteria outlined below. Should you have any questions, please contact:
Brittany Cipriano, Ceres
(617) 247-0700 x154
  • 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. 
Nomination Criteria
  • 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 & impact. 
  • Nominations without a third party reference letter of endorsement will not be considered (page 3). 
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Please enter the name of the person you are NOMINATING for the Joan Bavaria Award. Self-nominations or nominations of organizations will not be accepted. 
Please tell us who YOU are.  Anonymous nominations will not be accepted. *This question is required.