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  Camejo, Peter M.
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NamePeter M. Camejo
AddressP.O. Box 3629
Folsom, California 94609, United States
Website [Link]
Born December 31, 1939
DiedSeptember 13, 2008 (68 years)
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Last ModifedDavid
Jan 01, 2021 03:09pm
Tags Hispanic - Married - Cancer - Straight -
InfoPeter Miguel Camejo (63) was a first generation Venezuelan-American who fought for social and environmental justice since his teens. Peter was chairman and co-founder of Progressive Asset Management, Inc., a broker-dealer firm which promotes socially responsible investments. He created the Eco-Logical Trust for Merrill Lynch, the first environmentally screened fund of a major firm, and a top performer. He served three years as trustee of the Contra Costa County Employees Retirement Association. He was also appointed by the Lt. Governor of Hawaii to be an advisor to the Hawaii Capital Stewardship Forum.

Camejo served for five years on the Board of Directors of Earth Share, a federation of the 41 largest environmental groups in the United States. He also helped form the Environmental Justice Fund, to finance and unify environmentalists of color. Through an organic farming firm, Earth Trade, he helped Nicaragua become the world?s largest producer of organic sesame.

Peter worked to defend the rights of Latino workers in the U.S. and to free political prisoners in Latin America. In 1976 he ran for President as a socialist, gaining ballot status in 30 states. He marched in Selma, Alabama with Martin Luther King and was active against the War in Vietnam. In college at UC Berkeley and MIT, he studied math and history. After winning a student council election at UC Berkeley, he was suspended for ?using an unauthorized microphone.?

Peter was a long-time supporter of the women's movement and gay and lesbian rights. In 1987, he launched a program, called "The IRA that cares" to help fund the S.F. Aids Foundation. Camejo created the Council for Responsible Public Investment, funded for anti-tobacco divestment work by the California Health Department.

Camejo was a published author, including his most recent book, The SRI Advantage: Why Socially Responsible Investing Has Outperformed Financially. He was fluent in Spanish and English, and lives with his wife, Morella, in Folsom, California.




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Sep 14, 2009 12:00pm Perspective Remembering Peter Camejo  Article Craverguy 
Sep 14, 2008 01:00am Obituary Peter Camejo dies - helped found Green Party  Article particleman 
Apr 25, 2008 05:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Camejo on Capitulation  Article Craverguy 
Jan 09, 2007 12:15pm News Green Party hopeful [Camejo] has cancer  Article Patrick 

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