Over the years, while we’ve been organizing educational Conferences, training and events on triple bottom line investing for financial professionals, we’ve seen the TBLI community grow. Many people have told us how they’ve benefited from our work; you may be one of those. And interest in ESG and Impact Investment continues to rise—a development we’re very happy about!
We’ve been exploring different ways to scale our work and serve a larger community, and have determined that a non-profit foundation, with a primarily educational mission, is the optimal structure.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the TBLI Foundation, a non-profit that will help us to serve the ESG and Impact Investment community more effectively and comprehensively. The TBLI Foundation (Stichting TBLI) has been created under Dutch law.
Our mission is to help mobilize money flows into ESG and Impact Investing, by offering conferences, educational services and investor research and tools
TBLI Conference Series
Starting in 2014, TBLI Foundation will financially support TBLI Conferences. Content from the ongoing conference series will be made more broadly available to investment professionals and the public via reports, webinars, white-papers and video interviews. Partnerships with educational institutions and like-minded nonprofits will also be created. The geographic scope of the conferences will expand to emerging markets.
Importantly, the Foundation will implement a digital model to facilitate access to content and interactions among participants in the community.
TBLI Foundation is also establishing academic partnerships with selected leading international business schools to host the conferences, with participation expanded to include students and alumni. To date, TBLI academic partners include Wharton, NYU Stern, BI-Norwegian School of Management, Copenhagen Business School, Kellogg School of Management and Booth School of Business, Hult Business School, Free University Amsterdam, Florida International University; several others will be confirmed shortly.
TBLI Conferences will be expanded to a broader audience, including wealth holders (institutional investors, private investors, family offices), finance professionals, social entrepreneurs and business students.
Content from TBLI Conference workshops and plenaries will be more widely published. Content will be expanded in cooperation with TBLI to business school partners.
Spotlight Video Series of 60-80 interviews with TBLI thought leaders and practitioners will be distributed online.
TBLI will support integration of sustainable finance into the business school curricula for students undergraduate, graduate executive education students in Europe, Asia and the North America, initially.
What We are Asking of Donors
I am asking you as one of TBLI’s committed participants to become a TBLI Founder, Patron, Supporter, or Friend. Financial support will help us scale up our work and evolve our operating model. We are seeking € 750.000 to support our implementation of a nonprofit structure combining digital tools with conferences and content produced in partnership with academic institution partners. That initial funding will enable the Foundation to begin generating sufficient revenue to become self-sustaining.
Support TBLI Foundation
Those who make a donation will be clearly recognized as TBLI Founder, TBLI Patron, TBLI Supporter, or TBLI Friend.
Levels of Giving:• TBLI Founder- Euros 5000+ • TBLI Patron- Euros 2500+ up to 5000 • TBLI Supporter-Euros 1000+ up to 2500 • TBLI Friend- Euros 250 up to 1000
-Donations via Bank Transfer:
If you require a tax efficient channel, TBLI has partnered with the global donor-advised fund SharedImpact to offer individual supporters of TBLI in the United Kingdom and the United States a tax-efficient channel through which they can make donations to TBLI. For more information visit Shared Impact
We are extremely grateful for your support.