Millennial Recruitment and Impact Investing


For the past 25 years, I have been hearing how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability will be critical for the corporate world on three levels:

  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Reputation

If a company wanted to attract the best and the brightest and retain that talent, they would have to anchor CSR and Sustainability in all their business processes. When I taught at Rotterdam School of Management on Sustainable Finance, I heard the same refrain, but my course was still one of the few electives at a ranked Business School, at the time. Now the situation has changed dramatically, on the supply side. You can’t find a leading ranked MBA program of Business School that is not teaching Social Enterprise, Impact Investing or Sustainability. Insead, Harvard Business School, Yale University’s School of Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Kellogg School of Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NYU Stern, Saïd Business School-University of Oxford, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Haas School of Business-Universtiy of California-Berkeley, Columbia Business School, Hult International Business School, Duke-The Fuqua School of Business, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Rotman School of Management-Univesrsity of Toronto,  Schulich School of Business, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management-Cornell, and many others. There are even lists so the best business school for Social Enterprises. Business Plan Competitions have sprung up like Hult Prize which offers $ 1 million dollars for best social enterprise plan. Morgan Stanley partners with Kellogg and Insead for the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Here is a study on universities teaching social enterprise.


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When I visited Wharton, I was told that the most popular club at the Business School was Social Enterprise. Other universities, echoed those thoughts.  It is with that in mind that TBLI has engaged in Academic Partnershps with the leading Business Schools to host TBLI as part of educational outreach to students, faculty and alumni. Those schools include INSEAD, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Stern, BI Norwegian Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Hult International Business School, Free University Amsterdam, Kellogg School of Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Recruitment Opportunity

With all this supply and demand by students, why aren’t the recruiters of the leading corporations and financial institutions positioning themselves as Impact Investing or Social Enterprises advocates or supporters. This is a golden opportunity with so many students wanting to either start their own social enterprises or work for companies that support these initiatives. If student and alumni interest continues to grow, demands on the financial sector (wealth managers, investment banks, asset managers, service providers) and non-financial sector will become equally large. Responding too slow and too late could impact recruitment, client retention and new clients. Seize the opportunity and show the best and the brightest why working for your organisation can achieve both career and fulfilment goals.

TBLI CONFERENCE™ Series 2014-2015

TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014

Sept 10-11, 2014, TBLI CONFERENCE will be holding its first event hosted by a business school, BI Norwegian Business School has graciously offered to host and jointly organise our event.  Register Here!

TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014

TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014, will be held on 28-29 October at the Free University Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Early Bird ends Aug 15, 2014 – save € 295  Register here! 

TBLI CONFERENCE@Hult 2014

TBLI CONFERENCE@Hult 2014, will be held on 17 November at the Hult Business School. Early Bird ends Sep 26, 2014 - save $ 250  Register here! 

TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015 will be held on April 29-30 at Insead in Singapore.
TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2015 will be held on 15-16 June, 2015  at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen.

The following events are planned for 2015 and exact dates will be confirmed shortly:

TBLI CONFERENCE at Kellogg School of Management, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
TBLI CONFERENCE@WHARTON
TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2015 in New York
TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2015 in Amsterdam

TBLI Foundation

We want to thank Ms. Negar B. Moghaddam for becoming a Founder of TBLI.

Please make a generous donation to help TBLI with its educational outreach program to educate asset owners and managers. Help us build a global community of ESG and Impact Investors.

Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.

 


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Milestone:More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners


Here is an exciting milestone in fuel free energy developments (renewable energy)

The US Now Has More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners 

July 22nd, 2014 by 

There are now more people working in the solar industry than there are coal miners, according to Politifact. They cite the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit, which counted 142,698 employees in November of 2013 who spend “at least 50% of their time supporting solar-related activities.”

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TBLI CONFERENCE™ Series 2014

TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014

Sept 10-11, 2014, TBLI CONFERENCE will be holding its first event hosted by a business school, BI Norwegian Business School has graciously offered to host and jointly organise our event.  Register Here!

TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014

TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014, will be held on 28-29 October at the Free University Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Early Bird ends Aug 15, 2014 – save € 295  Register here! 

TBLI CONFERENCE@Hult 2014

TBLI CONFERENCE@Hult 2014, will be held on 17 November at the Hult Business School. Early Bird ends Sep 26, 2014 - save $ 250  Register here! 

TBLI Foundation

We want to thank Laura Giadorou-Koch for becoming a Friend of TBLI.

Please make a generous donation to help TBLI with its educational outreach program to educate asset owners and managers. Lets build a global community of ESG and Impact Investors.

Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.

 


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Euros 700 Million Impact Investment


TBLI Inspiration

At our recent TBLI Club, Robert Dijksterhuis, Director International Programmes at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency spoke on the new Dutch Good Growth Fund. This is a 700 million euro facility providing funding investment in 66 emerging markets through Dutch sme’s, a fund of fund and a credit guarantee. It was very inspiring to see the Dutch take a lead on funding the “missing middle”.

TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014

Sept 10-11, 2014, TBLI CONFERENCE will be holding its first event hosted by a business school, BI Norwegian Business School has graciously offered to host and jointly organise our event. Please join us

TBLI Foundation

Help TBLI with its educational outreach program to educate asset owners and managers. Lets build a global community of ESG and Impact Investors.

Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.


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Independence or Interdependence Day


July 4th is the day that most Americans celebrate their independence from the British. For me, it is even more special. It is the day that I married by best friend, Rieki Crins. 20 years ago today we decided to continue our journey as friends and partners, forever. Best decision I ever made. So for those shooting off fireworks today, please think of us while you celebrate Independence Day for us it is Interdependence Day. Enjoy.

TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014

Sept 10-11, 2014, TBLI CONFERENCE will be holding its first event hosted by a business school, BI Norwegian Business School has graciously offered to host and jointly organise our event. Hope you can join. 

TBLI Inspiration

I often meet very inspiring people who are doing the heavy lifting, digging the holes and not cutting the ribbons. Working tirelessly without reward or even recognition. I recently met two outstanding men. One is Jean-Louis Kiehl of Cresus who is helping hundreds of thousands of French trying to get out of personal debt. Not glamorous but essential, made even more difficult as there is no central registration for those individuals with bad credit ratings, in France.  The other is Frederik Galtung of Integrity Action, who is building a culture of integrity by supporting citizens and organisations to develop effective systems that promote integrity.  Oh by the way, Frederik has figured out a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Both men just working at the coal face with complete conviction, under staffed and under funded, but always willing to share, help and inspire. Thank you.

TBLI Foundation

I would to personally like to ask you to help TBLI scale our activities by becoming a Founder, Patron, Supporter, or Friend. Your generous donation will help in our educational mission. We have gotten several organisations who realise the value of our work and we are grateful for that support. Please support our work by making a contribution and we will add your name to the list.

Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.


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