Mindy S Lubber
President and Founding Board Member, Ceres
Mindy Lubber is the President and a Founding Board Member of Ceres, a non-profit organization that is mobilizing many of the world’s largest investors and companies to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges. She directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk, a group of 120 institutional investors managing over $14 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change, and also oversees engagements with 100-plus companies committed to sustainable business practices and the urgency for strong climate and clean energy policies. Under Ms Lubber’s leadership, Ceres launched ‘The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability’ and ‘The 21st Century Investor: Ceres Blueprint for Sustainable Investing’, visionary guides highlighting environmental and social performance improvements companies and investors must achieve to succeed in the resource-constrained 21st century global economy.
In 2016, Ms Lubber received the Climate Visionary Award from the Earth Day Network, and the William K Reilly Award for Environmental Leadership from the Center for Environmental Policy at American University. The December 2015 online edition of Vogue Magazine featured Ms Lubber as one of their ‘Climate Warriorr’, one of the top 13 women advancing the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN Conference at COP21. In 2010, she was honored by the United Nations and the Foundation for Social Change as one of the ‘World’s Top Leaders of Change’ for her work in mobilizing leading companies to integrate environmental challenges into core business strategies. She is a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance’ by Directorship magazine.