BETHESDA, Md. and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbara Krumsiek, Chair, President, and CEO of Calvert Investments, Inc. has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 SRI Service Award which was presented last week at The SRI Conference, the longest-running annual event of its kind in the world.
The SRI Service award recognizes one individual each year who demonstrates a range of contributions to the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investment field, including: industry leadership, significant innovations, high standards of ethical conduct, cooperation and communication, and success in expanding the influence of investing for a sustainable future.
More than 550 investors and investment professionals who attended the 25th annual SRI Conference last week had an opportunity to cast a ballot for the recipient of this prestigious award. Votes were counted and the award was presented by the 2013 SRI Service Award recipient, Geeta Aiyer, President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, on the final night of The SRI Conference.
SRI Conference producer and First Affirmative Financial Network president, Steve Schueth, said: "After 17 years at the helm of Calvert Investments, Barbara Krumsiek was an excellent choice for the 2014 SRI Service Award. Thanks to her leadership, Calvert is a highly visible leader among investors and investment professionals who are directing investment capital for positive impact. Calvert's engagement with the companies in which they invest, and their advocacy efforts focused on helping portfolio companies become more responsible corporate citizens, commands the respect and admiration of the entire SRI industry."
This award comes as Ms. Krumsiek transitions from leading Calvert Investments to launching a new research institute focused on advancing the field of sustainable and responsible investing. She noted, "I'm stepping down from day-to-day responsibilities as CEO of Calvert Investments, but I'm not stepping back from my commitment to this industry."
Ms. Krumsiek has successfully advocated on issues relating to the advancement of women in business including efforts to increase the representation of women on corporate boards. Under her leadership, the Calvert Women's Principles® were created in 2004, marking the first global code of corporate conduct focusing exclusively on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide.
Ms. Krumsiek has been cited often for her leadership and influence in business. In 2013, she was recognized as one of Washington Business Journal's Power 100, "Most Powerful Women" by Washingtonian Magazine and won the "Private Sector Woman of the Year" Award from Financial Women's Association of New York. In 2012, she was awarded the Columbia University Business School's Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics. Read her full bio here.
About Calvert Investments
Calvert Investments (http://www.calvert.com/) is a leading investment management company using sustainability as a platform to create value for investors. The firm, founded in 1976 and headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, manages approximately $13.5 billion in assets.
About The SRI Conference
The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies, http://www.SRIconference.com), is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to direct the flow of investment capital for positive impact. The 25th annual SRI Conference was held November 9-11, 2014. Next year, the 26th annual SRI Conference will be November 3-5, 2015 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
SOURCE The SRI Conference, Colorado Springs; Calvert Investments, Bethesda, Maryland