Barbara J. Krumsiek

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Barbara J. Krumsiek "is one of the financial services industry’s highest-ranking and most senior female executives. She has been CEO and President of Calvert for the past nine years, and her career in the investment industry spans three decades. Before coming to Calvert, Ms. Krumsiek was a Managing Director at Alliance Capital Management LP...

"In addition to her professional responsibilities, Ms. Krumsiek’s community involvement is extensive. She serves as Chair-Elect of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Vice-Chair of the Board of The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. She serves on the Board of Visitors at the Howard University School of Law and on the Council for the Future of Courant at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. She is on the board of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., the Federal City Council and Goodwill of Greater Washington. She is an avid supporter of the Girl Scouts in the National Capital Region and serves on the Women’s Advisory Board to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. She also serves on the Board of the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area." [1]

" Barbara J. Krumsiek is Chair, President and CEO of Calvert Investments, Inc. Ms. Krumsiek's career in the investment business spans over three decades. Prior to becoming Calvert's President & CEO in 1997, she served as Managing Director at Alliance Capital Management L.P. in New York City, and was responsible for $17 billion in the mutual fund and variable insurance product lines.

"During her tenure, Ms. Krumsiek has established Calvert as a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable and responsible investing. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative, a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and 200 financial institutions around the globe mandated to develop and promote the links between sustainability and financial performance.

"As head of Calvert, she has successfully advocated on issues relating to the advancement of women in business. 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. The Principles have since become the basis for the Gender Equality Principles, an initiative of the City of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, and the Women's Empowerment Principles which is a collaborative effort between UNIFEM and the UN Global Compact. For this work, in 2010, she received the CEDAW Women's Human Rights Award.

"Ms. Krumsiek currently serves on several private and non-profit boards. She is a Board member of Pepco Holdings, Inc., Chair of the Board of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a Trustee of the Federal City Council, and on the Board of the Girl Scouts USA. She is a former Chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade... Ms. Krumsiek, a native New Yorker, resides in Washington, DC with her husband, Bart Leonard. " [2]


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  1. Barbara J. Krumsiek, competitive-edge, accessed September 1, 2009.
  2. Calvert Investments Management, organizational web page, accessed October 1, 2012.
  3. Calvert Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed May 6, 2012.
  4. Advisory Council, Trickle Up, accessed September 1, 2009.