TBLI Ambassadors

After an inspiring and successful TBLI CONFERENCE™ in New York we are now moving on to convene TBLI CONFERENCE™ and TBLI CLUB in EUROPE. In addition, we are laying the foundations for expanding TBLI CONFERENCE™ to the Middle East, South America and Asia. To help with this expansion, we have approached a small group of thought leaders in the sector to become ‘TBLI Ambassadors. Their role will be to promote future events, provide feedback for program content,  and mobilize more asset owners to come to TBLI Conference, as part of our educational outreach,

We have been overwhelmed by the reaction of nearly all the potential ambassadors. I want to thank them all for agreeing to help scale up our activities and sharing their knowledge, passion and commitment.  Their bios along with the names of other new ambassadors will be posted  on our website in the coming week.

Thank you all.

TBLI Ambassadors:

Ida Beerhalter • Yvonne Beri • Giampiero Grandi • Ariane de Vienne •Edward Hoare • Grace M. Kataoka • Michael Knagenhjelm • Hans Lak • Noelle-Claire LeCann  • Gloria Nelund • Andrea Christie Pizziconi • Paul Rose • Joanne Sawicki • Joan Trant 

How to educate staff about ESG and Impact Investing?

For 15 years, TBLI CONFERENCE™ has been educating asset owners, managers, service providers to financial sector about ESG and Impact Investing. What seemed nearly impossible, namely how do you get those that influence investment decisions to look at the social, environmental and governance impact as well as the financial returns.

It is not that difficult. The financial sector is quite predictable group and needs to see three things before they change behavior:

  • Self Interests-What’s in it for me?
  • Opportunity-Where can I invest?
  • Money Flows-Where is the money going?

If you consistently focus on these 3 points, and cover all asset classes, and do that consistently over a long period, like TBLI CONFERENCE™ has done, you will change behavior, get mandates, and mobilize money.

Come find out how HSBC, BNP Paribas, and Mitsubishi UFJ, among many others  used TBLI CONFERENCE™ to educate staff about ESG and Impact Investing, by using it as a large educational seminar. By attending TBLI CONFERENCE™, financial institutions can educate their staff, get buy-in because staff meets their peers, and generate new business.

Early bird discount ($ 800) ending April 12th. Register Now!

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.