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! 

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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

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

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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.

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25th Anniversary TBLI CONFERENCE-Celebrating with Friends


For those of you who weren’t able to attend the 25th Anniversary of TBLI CONFERENCE, May 29-30, 2014, here is a film capturing some of the highlights. The full version of the plenary presentations will be available on our website, shortly.

It was a spectacular event. Everyone contributed to the success of TBLI CONFERENCE. It is so inspiring to bring together the ESG & Impact Investing thought leaders and great humanitarians and experience the passion and generosity of everyone. We were overwhelmed by the number of people who came up and asked how they could help TBLI CONFERENCE.

I particularly want to thank our team, Iris, Stephanie, Stephen, Danielle, Libby, and Niels. In addition, all the staff of Credit Suisse, the volunteers, the TBLI Ambassadors, attendees, speakers, moderators and sponsors. You all made TBLI a great success and a joy. Thank you.

Hope you can join us at the other events this year. 

TBLI CONFERENCE™ Series 2014-Building A Global Community Of ESG And Impact Investors

NORDIC (10-11 Sept) – EUROPE (28-29 Oct) – @HULT Boston (17 Nov)

We received great testimonials like this one.

The TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014 in New York City was inspiring, empowering, and brought people from many sectors together to discuss important sustainability issues and solutions that can only transpire through “collective impact”. Furthermore, discussions focused on developing solutions to emerging ESG challenges. As opposed to other sustainability conferences, TBLI CONFERENCE attendees interacted and engaged at all levels, from CEOs to students and volunteers – everyone was important and included in the discussion.The workshops instigated thought provoking ideas and helped cultivate new connections bringing people with different skill sets together to work on projects. These workshops were not just lectures where CEO’s talked at you but they  were excited to share progress with everyone and welcomed constructive criticism, partnerships, and suggestions as discussions were free flowing as a general curiosity and openness pervaded the atmosphere. The TBLI Conference truly put the “social engagement” in triple bottom line.

Punita Koustubhan

TBLI Foundation

Help us scale our activities by becoming a Founder, Patron, Supporter, or Friend. Your generous donation will help in our educational mission.

About TBLI FOUNDATION
TBLI FOUNDATION (Stichting TBLI) will serve the global ESG and Impact Investment communities through Conferences, educational services, investor research and tools. Our mission is to increase understanding and awareness of the benefits of a value(s) based financial system, and thus help mobilize money flows into ESG and Impact Investing to ensure a brighter future.

TBLI FOUNDATION supports the ongoing global TBLI CONFERENCE™ Series by making content more broadly available to investment professionals and the public via reports, white-papers and video interviews, partnerships with educational institutions and like-minded nonprofits. The foundation is implementing a digital model to facilitate access to content and interactions in the community.

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