Business Schools and Impact Investing


TBLI Nordic

We just came back from our first TBLI Conference Nordic, which was hosted by BI-Norwegian Business School, our first Academic Parntership with a Business School. It was a great success as from the feedback we got. The model of partnering with the Business Schools will allow TBLI to scale up its activities of educational outreach to asset owners and manager. We look forward to future partnerships.

“TBLI Conference stands out from other conferences in the standard of value I received during my attendance.  The topics covered, quality of contacts made, deals executed and community generated are noticeably better than other conferences I’ve attended.  Thank you Mr. Rubinstein for your vision & execution”

Ibrahim AlHusseini
The Husseini Group LLC
Managing Member

TBLI CONFERENCE Series 2014-2015-Investors receive 50% discount for attendance. Contact Iris for discount code.

  • TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014, 28 & 29 October 2014, Amsterdam/The Netherlands, VU University
  • TBLI CONFERENCE @HULT 2014 , 17 November 2014, Boston/USA, Hult International Business School
  • TBLI CONFERENCE@Kellogg-Booth 2015 , 23 January 2015,  Chicago/USA, The University of Chicago
    Booth School of Business,
  • TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015, 29 & 30 April 2015,  Singapore, Insead
  • TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2015, 15 & 16 June 2015, Copenhagen/Denmark, Copenhagen Business School
  • TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2015, Sept 2015, Location and date to be confirmed
  • TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2015, Nov 2015, Location and date to be confirmed

If you want to support any of these events as speaker, sponsor, volunteer contact us

Ronan Ryan (Michael Lewis Flashboys) Keynote at TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014.

TBLI Club

TBLI CLUB Amsterdam on 23 Sept, 17:00 will have Ms. Hedwig Siewertsen, Managing Director D.O.B. Equity as special guest speaker. TBLI Club is invitation only.

Hedwig Siewertsen is managing director of DOB Equity, an independent long term investor in African businesses that positively contribute to a more social and sustainable society. DOB Equity invests long term equity and provides business support that adds value and growth to portfolio companies.

Podcast

Great Planet Money podcast on how to be a successful social entrepreneur selling lollipops. Start at 08:25.

TBLI Foundation

Support the TBLI Foundation to help expand our educational outreach, and create a community of ESG and Impact Investors.  Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.


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TBLI First Academic Partnership


Academic Partnerships with Leading Business Schools

On Sept. 10-11, TBLI will be holding its first conference in partnership with a leading business school. BI Norwegian School of Management will be our partner and we are quite excited at this development. Last year, TBLI reached to many of the leading business schools to form an academic partnership, with the goal of increasing the number of events per year, hoping to integrate some ESG and Impact Investing in curriculum, help raise awareness of students, alumni and faculty.

  • TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014,  10-11 September 2014,  Oslo/ Norway,  BI- Norwegian Business School
  • TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014, 28 & 29 October 2014, Amsterdam/The Netherlands, VU University
  • TBLI CONFERENCE @HULT 2014 , 17 November 2014, Boston/USA, Hult International Business School
  • TBLI CONFERENCE@Kellogg-Booth 2015 , 23 January 2015,  Chicago/USA, The University of Chicago
    Booth School of Business,
  • TBLI CONFERENCE@Wharton 2015 (date to be confirmed)
  • TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015, 29 & 30 April 2015,  Singapore, Insead
  • TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2015, 15 & 16 June 2015, Copenhagen/Denmark, Copenhagen Business School

Erika Karp Keynote at TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014.

Activists promise biggest climate march in history

People’s Climate March in New York and cities worldwide hopes to put pressure on heads of state at Ban Ki-moon summit

TBLI Foundation

Many other have benefitted from the efforts of TBLI to create a global community of ESG and Impact Investing.TBLI Foundation was set up to help expand our educational outreach of TBLI through additional non-profit funding. Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.


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TBLI on the Road


TBLI CONFERENCE™ Series 2014-2015

TBLI will be quite busy coming months with our TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014 (10-11 Sept) in Oslo, TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014,(28-29 October) in Amsterdam, TBLI CONFERENCE@Hult 2014,  (17 November) in Boston

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

Speaking Engagements

I will be speaking at the following events and have been able to secure special offers for our network.

  • At the UK Family Office Forum in London, The Dorchester, 21 – 22 October 2014 I will be speaking on The historical conflict between making profit and doing good – how to bridge it? Are you a genuine* Family Office?  Prestel and Partern are delighted to welcome you and offer you privileged free admission! Simply contact office@prestelandpartner.com
  • The 2nd Annual Conference of the Reporting 3.0 October 6-7, 2014 in Berlin. I will be speaking in the session Impacting stakeholders-Reports don’t cut it – why is it so difficult to attract stakeholders to the benefits of sustainability?  All members of our network receive a 10% discount code by using the code: R3_FRIENDS

TBLI Foundation

Many other have benefitted from the efforts of TBLI to create a global community of ESG and Impact Investing.TBLI Foundation was set up to help continue our educational outreach of TBLI through additional non-profit funding. Learn more about TBLI Foundation and our work.

What has TBLI Accomplished ?https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1260693/TBLI%27s%20Impact%2C%20Network%20and%20Success%20.pdf

I am making a personal appeal to you, if you have not done already to support our TBLI Foundation by becoming a Founder, Patron, Supporter or Friend. We need your support to continue and expand our work.


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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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