Time to Vote!

Thank you for taking the time to submit your nominees for the TBLI ESG Leaders Awards 2012. We received a lot of entries and now it is time to Vote! Awards will be handed out to those in the industry who have excelled in their dedication to ESG and Impact Investing (in Europe and United States of America) in the following categories:

‘Best Investor in ESG’,

‘Best Asset Manager Investing in ESG’,

‘Best Research House/Consultant in ESG’,

‘Best IMPACT Investing Product’,

‘Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing’.

The winners will be announced November 8th during the Grand Dinner at TBLI CONFERENCE™ 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. It is still possible to participate as a sponsor, please find more information on our site. Find out who has been nominated and cast your vote!

German ESG Market and UNPRI

Just gave two lectures on Impact Investing at FNG (German Social Investment Forum) in Berlin and Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) at MN Services, Den Haag.

I was particularly excited to hear about the significant growth of ESG in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, in the FNG report. PRI continues to grow in members, assets signing  the PRI, and many new initiatives including Impact Investing.

Hopefully all the asset owners and managers I met will join us at TBLI CONFERENCE in Zurich, November 8-9, 2012


TBLI Club, TBLI Speaking, ESG Leaders Awards

We launched the TBLI Club in Paris on Sept. 4th at BNP Paribas and held our second TBLI Club in Amsterdam at ABNAMRO. Both were a great success with an excellent talk on Impact Investing by Gloria Nelund, former CEO of Deutsche Wealth Management USA. Her presentation can be found on Pathable for all club members.

“Thanks for the great gathering last week. How did you feel about it? I received good feedback from several people. there was really good ebergy being shared! ” Eric Buckens, ABNAMRO

Busy month this month with speaking engagements on Strategic Importance of ESG and Impact Investing:
-The talk at LH Forum in Le Havre, France September 13-14, 2012 went extremely well. Very large turnout for first time event The aim of the Positive and Responsible Economy Movement, the ambition of the LH Forum, is to bring together the participants of an economy which contributes in a positive manner to society and its different stakeholders; a virtuous, balanced and fair economy placing people at its heart.

Future Speaking Engagements:
-NET Impact Lecture on Social Finance September 20th, 2012 at RSM University
-FNG (German Social Investment Forum) Berlin Sept 24
-MN Service PRI Meeting Den Haag, Sept. 25

TBLI Academy will be announcing a new training course on ESG and Impact Investing that we have developed with MHC International

Looking forward to greeting everyone at TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE  in Zurich, November 8-9 where we will announce the winners of the TBLI ESG Leaders Awards. If you want more details, visit Awards 2012

September 15th deadline for the TBLI ESG Leaders Awards 2012!

As you may already know for 6 years now TBLI has been handing out the prestigious ESG Leaders Awards at the TBLI CONFERENCE™. The opportunity to submit your nominees ends September 15, 2012. The judges are experts and thought leaders in the ESG & IMPACT Investment industry and will be handing out 5 awards for:

  • ‘Best Investor in ESG’
  • ‘Best Research House/Consultant in ESG’,
  • ‘Best IMPACT Investing Product’,
  • ‘Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing’
  • ‘Best Asset Manager Investing in ESG’.

An overview of past sponsors and winners can be found on our site.

The aim of the TBLI ESG Leaders Awards is to turn the spotlight on the investors and practitioners for their achievement and success in ESG & Impact Investing. The awards are open to institutional capital owners worldwide (including pension funds, foundations, insurance companies, family offices and charities).

You can nominate your organization or favorite ESG Leader for the TBLI ESG Leaders Awards 2012 by clicking on the following link: submit your nominees. It will only take 2 minutes of your time.

The winners will be announced November 8, during the Grand Dinner at the TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Thank you for your participation!