TBLI ESG & Impact Hub

TBLI & Linkedin:

TBLI has decided to further expand the use of its massive network on linkedin through the use of TBLI Group. Please join our group to help scale up ESG and Impact Investing


A great source of books on sustainable finance is Do Sustainable Take a look

TBLI Conference Nov. 14-15, 2013

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TBLI Ambassadors

The following have agreed to become TBLI Ambassadors and support our efforts to create an economy based upon well being by actively scaling up TBLI’s impact.

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 

ESG Leaders Awards and Conference Updates

Recently visited Oslo and met Frederic Hauge, founder of the Bellona Foundation. He is implementing a fantastic project called Sahara Forest Project to address climate change, food security, energy, job creation, and several others. Take a look. We have invited Sahara Forest Project to speak at the upcoming TBLI Conference in Zurich.

Learn about the latest trends in the ESG and Impact Investing market at TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2013

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ESG Leaders Awards

Please nominate your choice to win, today, one of the ESG Leaders Awards which will be announced in Zurich, during TBLI Conference. Nominations closing this evening.

Writing for Blog

If you want to write for TBLI Blog, please send to robert@tbligroup.com. We have formed partnership with Thomson Reuters to increase outreach of TBLI.


In spite of all the negative news coming out of politicians not showing leadership, parliaments frozen, the financial sector reluctant to embrace so called “extra financial” investments. We continuously see positive signals with regards to market growth, and movement towards dealing with Climate Risk and investing in ESG and Impact.



Videos of Keynote Speakers from previous TBLI Events.

Busy Summer

Greetings to you all and I hope you have had a restful holiday. TBLI has been exceptionally busy as you can read below.


If you think that Values Based Finance is expensive or risky look at this:

Bloomberg News

U.S. Bank Legal Bills Exceed $100 Billion

By Donal Griffin and Dakin Campbell August 28, 2013

The six biggest U.S. banks, led by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM:US) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC:US), have piled up $103 billion in legal costs since the financial crisis, more than all dividends paid to shareholders in the past five years.

Come to TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2013 to learn about Values Based Finance.

Our new website is just about finished. One can now enquire about both annual events TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2013 and TBLI CONFERENCE™ USA 2014.  We also have all the presentations and videos made in New York at our recent TBLI CONFERENCE, and past venues are now online.

There will be another  TBLI CLUB event coming up in Paris and Amsterdam. We are looking forward to hearing Professor Alyson Warhurst, the founder and CEO of Maplecroft (UK) speak on ESG Risk Analysis and Mapping. The events will be held in Paris on 24 September (6pm) and in Amsterdam on 25 September (5 pm).

Further information on  keynote speaker and TBLI CLUB

Speaking Engagements:

For supposedly a quite summer, I never have had so many requests to give a talk on ESG and Impact Investing. I will be speaking at the following venues.

Philadelphia, USA-World Resource Ventures

Ulf Leonhard created and launched  as Europe’s first investor-entrepreneur matchmaking forum having recognized the potential and unmet market need for targeted funding facilitation in the resource management sector. Ideas, products & technologies for a better world meet with investors, customers, smart accelerators and multipliers.
October 24th & 25th hosted by Woodcock Washburn (www.woodcock.com )
Outstanding opportunity for European entrepreneurs presenting to an american audience!

24th annual SRI Conference  October 28-30, 2013

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to make money and direct the flow of investment capital toward a truly sustainable future.
The 24th annual SRI Conference will be October 28-30, 2013 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For those who attended the event  in 2006, you should know that The Broadmoor is under new ownership and has made some dramatic new commitments and improvements on the sustainability front.

Family Office Forum Zürich,  5 – 6 November 2013

Organized by Tobias Prestel and Katja Mülheim of Prestel & Partner, the international event gathers Family Offices, UHNWI, asset managers and service providers from all over the globe for two days of panels, conversation and networking on practical terms and trends about all subjects concerning Family Offices and UHNWI.

This marks the 4th successful year of such a Family Office Forum, and the 3rd year running. This time  a panel will be convened on Impact Investment, including world leading experts such as Robert Rubinstein.

Aiming to move the conversation from “why” to “how”, the event offers practical and actionable strategies that align with the attendees’ investment philosophies and help de-mystify the benefits and opportunities in ESG and Impact Investing.
After Zurich 5 – 6 November 2013, the Family Office Forum will launch in Mumbai, 5-6 March 2014 for an Indian audience, and return to Wiesbaden 5-7 May for a German audience. Please visit prestelandpartner.com for more information.

For guest pass attendance as asset owner, please email.

International Asset Owners Summit, Hong Kong Nov. 7-8, 2013

Join a host of pension and sovereign fundscentral banks and government agencies from across EuropeAsia and the Americas to discuss the latest advances in asset allocation and diversification strategies, bonds, equity, private equity and infrastructure investments
The Summit will cover the parallel rises of Asia Pacific and developing nations’ cross-border invest­ments across various asset classes as well as North American and European pension investments in Asia and their implications for financial markets at large.

Looking forward to greeting you all at TBLI in Zurich Nov. 14-15, 2013. Register now