Earth Day, Drones and Arthur Rubinstein

I was in Monterey to give a talk on Commercialising ESG and Impact Investing at the Monterey Institute, last week. I really enjoyed being in Monterey and meeting the audience of students and professors, who were all looking to align their personal values with their career. Thank you Yuwei, Erina, and Sarah for the invitation and hospitality.


Next week TBLI ASIA will be held in Singapore, on April 29-30. Come join us. Our keynote speakers Arvind Narula and Ibrahim AlHusseini will inspire you with their vision and amazing projects. Meet many of the thought leaders in ESG and Impact Investing and learn why is there so much interest.

I would be grateful if you would register and/or forward this link or one pager to your network for those who would like to join us. TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015, 29 & 30 April 2015, Singapore

“TBLI is a battery charger event. It’s an event that makes you realize how outdated your thinking has become. It is a crash course, a mini green investing MBA. It’s an energizing place – it’s got a critical role in diffusing the best practice”
Leo Johnson (PWC Partner and BBC Presenter Presenter of the BBC World News programmes “Down to Business” and “One Square Mile”.)

TBLI:Where Investors Meet and Deals Get Done.

Earth Day

My brother, Arthur Rubinstein, had his birthday on Earth Day. Happy Birthday. When we grew up on Brooklyn there was no Earth Day, just Arthur’s special day.  Now we can celebrate both. Hope you enjoyed yourself in a low carbon manner.

Climate Change

Saw a great scalable solution in sequestering carbon through massive tree planing. Bio Engineering wants to plant 1 billion trees a year through the use of drones.

TBLI Foundation

After playing an important role in creating a global sustainable finance movement for the past 16 years with 24 TBLI CONFERENCES, we are excited to see a groundswell of interest in ESG and Impact Investment around the globe, coming from such diverse groups as institutional investors, family offices, HNW, social entrepreneurs and academia.  To help advance the discussion and in line with our educational mission, we are scaling up our activities in ESG and Impact Investing to reach a wider audience – in the financial sector and beyond. In the coming years,
we plan to do the following:
  1. Improve the global outreach of TBLI CONFERENCES – by offering additional events, with increased content on emerging economies.
  2. Broaden the thematic scope of TBLI CONFERENCES by including special sessions on topics of regional and common interest.
  3. Publish the content of TBLI CONFERENCE workshops and plenaries via documentation and white-papers developed in cooperation with business schools,  and  making that content publicly available;
  4. Produce a Spotlight Video Series of 60-80 interviews with thought leaders and practitioners at TBLI CONFERENCE to be distributed online. The aim is to educate the investment community and the public, and to raise awareness on sustainable finance.
  5. Support the integration of sustainable finance into the curricula for business school students and executive education. We are partnering with selected business schools in Europe, Asia and the US.
To assist us in funding these efforts, we have created the TBLI Foundation.  TBLI Foundation is partnering with SharedImpact to receive grants and donations in a tax-efficient manner, as a non-profit entity (501(c)(3)) for donors in the United States, a registered charity for donors in the UK, a registered charity for donors in Hong Kong, and a charitable vehicle for The Netherlands.

I would like to ask for your help in these efforts by supporting TBLI Foundation through SharedImpact.

Thank you.



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.

TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2011 – 10 and 11 November 2011

Title:  TBLI Conference Europe,

Location: TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2011 Grange St. Paul’s Hotel***** London, United Kingdom,

Dates: 10 and 11 November 2011,

The prime annual global networking and learning event on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing. ? Theme for 2011: “ESG and Impact Investing: Now More Than Ever!” ? Attendees will be able to determine their preferred workshops during the conference itself and need not register in advance, which may mean some workshops will be (more than) full and others sparsely attended. This remains part of our 13-year conference tradition. ?

Based in Amsterdam, the TBLI GROUP™ raises awareness of sustainable investment in the financial sector, by assisting investors and providing a global network for parties who share in this goal. For more information, visit

Speakers will be available for comment after each session; interviews can also be arranged. For press passes or interviews contact Esther van der Weij: esther (AT)
Tel +31.20.428.67.52*21/M +

This event is made possible in part by the generous support of: Sarasin,
ESG Leaders Award,  ASN Bank,  Buisness in Development,  AVIVA Investors, Thomson Reuters,
ECP International SA, Vigeo, Mn Services N.V, SAM – sustainability investing, Veolia Environmental Services, oekom research AG, ECP International SA, MicroCapital, Novethic, Venture Business Research, Ethical Performance, Blassys, Corporate Register, SRI World Group, SRI World Group, EuroCharity, Eurekahedge, EFFAS, UNEP – Finance Initiatives,  Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen, International Association of Microfinance Investors – IAMFI.