Fuel Free Energy Scenarios and TBLI comes to Wall Street

I am excited about doing a second road trip to New York, Feb. 10-17, 2013, to promote the upcoming TBLI CONFERENCE™ USA. We are finally bringing TBLI CONFERENCE™ to Wall Street on June 17-18, 2013. The response has been quite overwhelming. Come take a look and discover for your self why TBLI CONFERENCE™ is the leading convening force of asset owners and asset managers on ESG and Impact Investing, and has been held 20 times over a 14 year period. Register now and save $ 800,–

Renewables Global Futures Report

Renewables Global Futures Report 2013 just published. Showing the potential of Renewable Energy (fuel free ) growth world wide, look at various scenarios. Here is one of the projections. Full Report available here.

Energy Projections 1

Best Wishes for New Year and Words of Inspiration

I was traveling in New York, recently to promote our upcoming TBLI CONFERENCE™ USA 2013 . One of the meetings I had was with Andrea Pizziconi who I  hadn’t seen for quite a while. It was an inspiring afternoon for both of us. Andrea told me about a speech that she found inspiring when things seemed tough and pulled it up on her blackberry. I read the speech by Theodore Roosevelt and it totally resonated with me.

This has been a tough year for many of us and I hope Theodore Roosevelt’s words give you the strength to persevere and finish the path that we started. Sometimes the challenge seems insurmountable and we need a little push and reminder, why.

The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic” Theodore Roosevelt, delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

TBLI wishes everyone, especially those in the arena, an inspiring, balanced, reflective, exciting, inspiring and brilliant New Year.

Happy Holidays and enjoy.

TBLI-CONFERENCE VIDEO LIBRARY EUROPE 2012 IN ZURICH.

We have now posted all the videos online from the TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE ZURICH 2012

PAUL ROSE

(Keynote speaker) Vice President – Royal Geographical Society. Explorer, Broadcaster
United Kingdom. Paul is a polar expert, environmental, exploration and field science consultant. With a proven track record in business engagements Paul is a sought-after speaker, chairman and moderator for industry and NGO events. Paul interviews Pavan Sukhdev on his vision for tomorrow’s corporation.

Pavan Sukhdev :: TBLI CONFERENCE™ Founder and CEO - GIST Advisory UK Pvt LtdPAVAN SUKHDEV

(Keynote speaker) Founder and CEO – GIST Advisory UK Pvt Ltd – United Kingdom
Corporation 2020 – Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World.
Pavan is interviewed by Paul Rose, Paul listens to Pavan on how he lays out a sweeping new vision for tomorrow’s corporation, one that will increase human wellbeing and social equity, decrease environmental risks and ecological losses, and still generate profit.

Martin Rapaport :: TBLI CONFERENCE™ Europe 2012 Martin Rapaport is Chairman of the Rapaport Group, a leading diamond and jewelry organizationMARTIN RAPAPORT

(Keynote speaker) Chairman – Rapaport Group – United States of America.Martin Rapaport is Chairman of the Rapaport Group, a leading diamond and jewelry organization with over 12,000 clients in 82 countries. Martin Rapaport is a leading advocate for fair trade jewelry and an ethical diamond industry Development Diamonds – Challenges and Opportunities – Over one million people dig for diamonds. Most go to bed hungry. There must be a reason GOD scattered diamonds among the poorest people on earth and made the richest people desire them.

Steve Howard :: Chief Sustainability Officer - IKEA Group - The NetherlandsSTEVE HOWARD

(Keynote speaker) Chief Sustainability Officer – IKEA Group The Netherlands – IKEA – Making Positive Changes for People and the Planet .
Economizing with resources and acting in the best interests of people is part of IKEA’s heritage..
Hear how the Swedish home furnishings company is embarking on even more significant changes to its business, from important investments in renewable energy, to securing long-term supplies of raw materials and bringing affordable sustainability into millions of homes around the world.
Watch these videos or, watch more videos by following the More Videos button…Speaker Presentations can be found on the TBLICONFERENCE site TBLI CONFERENCE Presentations

20th TBLI CONFERENCE™ & ESG LEADERS AWARDS 2012

We recently held our 14th TBLI CONFERENCE™ in Europe (20 events in total, including TBLI CONFERENCE™ ASIA) and I must say it was one of the best events we ever held. There was a large turnout of asset managers, owners and service providers in the ESG and Impact Investing space, in spite of the market difficulties. It reminded us why  TBLI CONFERENCE™ is known as the leading convening force of asset owners and asset managers for educational outreach, networking and business opportunity development around ESG and Impact Investing.

Impressions (photos and presentations) can be seen here.

TBLI ESG LEADERS AWARDS

The ESG Leader Awards not only reward but also aim at inspiring the financial industry towards sustainable investment. Together with dedicated sponsors, TBLI handed out 5 prestige industry trophies at the TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2012 in Zurich on November 8-9, 2012. During the Grand Dinner five Awards were presented to companies or organisations whose efforts further the cause of sustainable investment and who demonstrate exemplary performance in the field of ESG and Impact investing.

Overview of all TBLI ESG Leaders Awards 2012 winners:

  • Award for Best Investor in ESG
    Sponsored by Natixis AM
    WINNER: Evangelisches Johannesstift (EJS)

  • Award for Best Asset Manager Investing in ESG
    Sponsored by BNY Mellon AM
    WINNER: Vontobel Asset Management

  • Award for Best Research House/ Consultant in ESG
    Sponsored by Chipshol
    WINNER: Oekom Research AG

  • Award for Best IMPACT Investing Product
    Sponsored by Credit Suisse
    WINNER: SJF Ventures

  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & IMPACT Investing
    Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
    WINNER: Hazel Henderson

Congratulations to all and we look forward to greeting you at our next TBLI event in 2013 – they will be held in New York and Zurich.