"The world will benefit when economy supports well-being"Robert Rubinstein (Founder & CEO, TBLI GROUP™)
"The world will benefit when economy supports well-being"Robert Rubinstein (Founder & CEO, TBLI GROUP™)
Although born in Brooklyn, New York, Robert Rubinstein is a longtime resident of The Netherlands. So, back in 1999, when he founded a company to introduce the then radicalconcept of sustainable investing, it seemed only natural to name it after his distant former hometown: Brooklyn Bridge - Connections to the Future B.V. (BB).
The concept behind this company was the introduction of TBLI – Triple Bottom Line Investing.
From its early days, the aim of this small company was and is unabashedly global: It seeks nothing less than to re-educate the financial world.
We are constantly looking for people who'd like to join our conference Volunteer Team at various locations.
There are various positions available at each event. In exchange for accepting one of the volunteer positions outlined below, you will receive full, free admission to the conference and you will be able to network with thought leaders from the financial sector. Accommodation and travel is at your own expense.
Are you interested? Please apply via the form.
The TBLI conference stands for both quality and for focus on the right things within the investment space. I do not know any other conference like this, and this is meant in a pure positive way. Both the crowd and the presentors are really different from the 'usual suspects' within the financial industry, and this is what makes it unique.
Morten Halborg - CIO Skandia Asset Management
At the confluence of impending climate disaster, social inequality and the outbreak of conflict, we were thrilled by the multiple impact investors and stakeholders that want to to make of Colombia's peace process a profitable investment. Choco4Peace aims to be their partner to write a new tomorrow!
Sergio Figueredo - CEO Choco4Peace
The conference was very insightful. I was very impressed by the quality and the wide range of the startup pitches
Anna Belorde - Family Office
This Conference is a bit broader in its approach attracting individuals accross the industry, however all with the same focus of facilitating and learning about impact, RI and ESG.
Rickard Nilsson - GES Inernational
We met with more interested investors and influencers than at any other comparable conference. Well done Robert and Sam, impressive.
Carl Pendragon - CEO Skymining
TBLI attendees are the people making this world a better place, by sustainable businesses and impact related investments.
Kim Neel Wyon - Optiteam
What a great event to learn and connect with people who are eager to invest their time in ESG/Impact Investing!
Marko Kyyrönen - CEO Edulimpact Venture Capital Ltd
TBLI is one of the most interesting, informative and well run Conferences I have ever attended. It was serious enough to provide real value; light enough to be enjoyable and brilliantly put together.
Geoffrey Lipman - Director The SunX Program
This is my first attendance and I am very appreciative: This is a remarkable gathering of people who are not only committed to changing the world but who uniquely have the resources to do it. TBLI then offers the creative the space for building systemic action for the SDGs. The world needs more of TBLI!
Paul Chatterton - WWW Landscape Finance Lab (Founder & lead)
The 2018 Stockholm event was extremely valuable two days. It focused attention in the precise areas I needed, along with excellent insightful practitioners out the field making a social impact, with not too many options but enough to learn a great deal in new areas the accompanying workshops. I wouldn’t hesitate flying quite a distance for another event.
Laetitia Cash - Founder Emerald Tablet
We found very useful connections both as potential partners, investors and friends across the globe. We are already following up with them. Great to be and really feel ourselves a part of the vibrant TBLI family! Robert, thanks a lot!
Anton Zur - Founder HumanVenture
Well organised conference with many new insights to sustainable investing.
Colin Seng - Head of Research Nippon Life Global Investors Singapore
The TBLI Conference was a fantastic opportunity to meet Impact Investors, get feedback on our proposition, and identify new opportunities for funding. It is an open environment where it is easy to connect with like-minded people and create new partnerships.
Olly Wheatcroft - Program manager The Suns Program
As a first time participant to TBLI, I would like to thank everybody for a wonderful organisation. A friendly and relevant venue that I will surely recommend and definitely attend again.
Daniel Besson - Advisor Skymining
TBLI Conference stands out from other conferences in the standard of value I received during my attendance. The topics covered, quality of contacts made, deals executed and community generated are noticeably better than other conferences I’ve attended. Thank you Mr. Rubinstein for your vision & execution
Ibrahim AlHusseini (The Husseini Group LLC)
I have been attending your conferences for several years and always find them worthwhile. Your most recent event in Amsterdam was of an extremely high standard - the speakers were first class and there was a level of in-depth engagement with the issues that was thought-provoking and highly informative. Congratulations
Rufo Quintavalle (Agro-Ecological Investment Management)
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 (Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Limited)
TBLI has established itself as the most significant gathering place for those interested in sustainable and related investment strategies. The rich array of firms and strategies represented at TBLI make it the best place to come to hear from cutting edge investors and learn from their experiences….
TBLI may rightly take credit for offering a unique platform that brings together this diverse field of work. By reaching across the silos it fosters a set of discussions that are critical to advancing not only the interests of those involved in sustainable finance, but in improving the understanding of mainstream investors with regard to the innovations taking place within the financial services arena
Jed Emerson (Senior Fellow, Generation Foundation, Generation Investment Management)
The TBLI is the internationally most renowned gathering for SRI we have today. As in all paradigm shifts, change begins with a growing number of champions and leaders who are clever enough to survive in the old paradigm while preparing for the new. To that end TBLI, the most influential conference on this arena, has played a role that cannot be overestimated
Karl Henrik Rober (PhD, MD Founder of Natural Step)
TBLI [is] – first and foremost – an investment conference. There are many other venues for advancing pure social and environmental activism. TBLI is different because your time is spent on investment fundamentals, new research on maximizing alpha, and meeting with investors who have similar levels of fiduciary responsibilities to manage and/or guide large investment portfolios….TBLI creates a safe-place for real financial professionals to ask questions and rethink long-held ideas of managing investments
Toni Symonds (Chief Consultant, Assembly Committee on Jobs Economic Development and the Economy California State Legislature)
TBLI is one of the most important organizations to provide a meeting ground for those thoughtful individuals in the financial, industrial, academic and NGO communities who seek to create greater awareness about the environmental and sustainablity issues
Prof. Prakash Sethi (University Distinguished Professor, Baruch College)
Congratulations on the fantastic conference, there was so much new content presented and new connections made! I know you barely have time to take a deep breath before the next conference, but hopefully you'll have some time to tap yourselves on the back! Thank you again
Eszter Vitorino (Global Reporting Initiative)
I would like to thank you again for this wonderful experience in Amsterdam. It was of so much value to be surrounded by these wonderful people. Thank you for that
Daniela Herrmann (Founder & President of Topan AG)
Thank you so much for your kind invitation and your warm welcome to TBLI - it was a great pleasure to be present and participate in this enthusiastic movement. Encouraging & Refreshing ! Congratulation for the conference's organization and the quality of the participants
Angela de Wolf (CEO of Conser)
Thank you so much for a really good conference, it was very informative and helpful, and it was great to hear how things are evolving and to be able to connect with such an interesting group
Nerissa Martin (Family Trust Advisor Tokien Trust)
Congratulations to you and your team for yet another great TBLI event in a good venue. I passed on this feedback to your staff before I dashed off to catch a plane home. You seem to have a great knack and skill in always finding some really interesting people that no other conference or body ever does and some interesting new funds for investors to consider
Howard Pierce (Former CEO of Environment Pension Fund)
Dear Robert, I trust you are busy following up and recovering from last week’s conference. I did attend the event, and must say I was quite impressed with the caliber of speakers and content of discussion. Great networking as well, I've got a couple of job leads. Thanks for putting on a substantive event (as compared to others I’ve attended)
Lisa Leenhouts-Martin (The GAVI Alliance)
Thank you so much and all your team for arranging such a great event. It was so useful and refreshing to be in the company of like-minded people
Edward Hoare (C. Hoare & Co.)
My experience at TBLI was terrific! I really commend you for 1) being a tireless advocate for triple bottom line investing, and 2) creating a rich and focused forum for the impact investment ecosystem actors to engage among themselves
Joan Trant (TriLinc Global)
We are quite aware of the wonderful work you have been doing which is very complementary to our own efforts. My sincere congratulations for the enormously important work you have been doing
George Kelly (Environmental Bank & Exchange)
Congratulations on the fantastic conference, there was so much new content presented and new connections made! I know you barely have time to take a deep breath before the next conference, but hopefully you'll have some time to tap yourselves on the back!
Eszter Vitorino Regional Network coordinator- Global Reporting Initiative
I just wanted to say thank you very much again for the opportunity to participate in the conference over the last two days. I thought there were many good presentations and a lot of positive dialogue, so you should be pleased with how it came together. Martin Rich, Co-founder & Chair,Future-Fit Foundation
Thank you Robert for giving us the opportunity to support you. We found it a very interesting and fruitful conference.Johanna Cavallin,Climate & Sustainable Financial Solutions,SEB
TBLI, Stockholm was a very enjoyable, informative and successful event with the chance to hold conversations with a broad range of knowledgeable, active investment management professionals.
Our SDG conversation, moderated by Martin Palmer, exposed a number of important points about types of investment including Social Bonds which proved helpful to all, I believe. It also highlighted an opportunity for further sharing of knowledge about how investing sustainably does have impact for us as a global society.
Wishing you and your team continued success.and thank you again, Robert. Rosemary J De Vos Coasts for Life Ltd London
I came back to the office with a lot of valuable input and energy. Just this morning my thoughts from the conference led to a very valuable discussion with one of me colleagues.Jenny Johansson Investment Analyst Proventus Capital Management AB
You are welcome, and thank you for inviting me. I really enjoyed participating once again.
The people were interesting, dynamic and very open to networking, and you really had great speakers. Irene Winther Multilingual Project Manager and Business Developer
It was my 1st time to participate & I was impressed with the diversity and background of the participants. I had several interesting discussions & have one or two active leads to follow up with. I also think our Inclusive Finance business could be interested. Philip Brown Managing Director, Capital Markets at Citi
Thank you very much for a nicely arranged event. I found it very interesting to sit in on the seminars and workshops, as well as meeting peers and people. I did enjoy the Nasdaq premises, it was easy to mingle around. Hampus Hårdeman Institutional Sales ISS-Ethix
It was good to meet you and thank you for organizing a great conference. Zee DE GERSIGNY CEO VICTUS GLOBAL
I have to thank you for the invitation and possibility of attending such a high profile event.
The informal feedback I got here and there also , I have no doubts it was a great event.
Thank you once again.Manuel Valadas Preto Founder M-Eskudo
t was a great conference with exciting new and old connections being made. Congrats + thanks!
It was a pleasure to moderate the workshop on investing in renewable energy system; my impression was that everyone enjoyed it.Andreas Renner Founder B Corp Germany
Thank you Robert for an excellent event!Anna Ryott CEO Swedfun
Thanks for a fantastic conference. Even though I had to leave early I have heard many positive words from participants -- excellent as always as one put it! Mats Andersson Former CEO AP4/Founder & CEO NO2CO2 AB
I was really impressed by your event. I learnt so much.Martin Palmer Secretary General Alliance for Religions and Conservation
First and foremost a big thank you for a great conference in Stockholm. It was inspiring to meet all the great people attending and to get feedback and responses on the panel debate Andreas moderated with us. Frederik van Deurs Managing Partner and Founder Green Tech Challenge
I just wanted to follow up on our discussions at TBLI in Stockholm. We really enjoyed our first TBLI event and appreciate the work you guys did to bring together such special people and a stellar program.Ariel Perez Hartree Partners London
Thank you for inviting us to the TBLI. It was truly awesome. And I think the overall impression was good. Martin Persson Director the Eco Innovation Foundation
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We take the privacy and protection of data and information seriously and are committed to handling the personal information of all our constituents (“Party” or “Parties”), including, but not limited to, customers, suppliers, colleagues or any other communities, in which we operate, in a responsible manner that meets the legal requirements of the countries in which services are provided.
TBLI Group Holdings B.V. (“TBLI”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) has, as a component of our business, an international business-to- business Information Services Group. We serve commercial, professional and academic communities by facilitating network connections and educational forums. TBLI creates and provides access to content, knowledge exchange and business intelligence for the purpose of aiding individuals and organizations the ability to work smarter, and in collaboration, for efficient operations and effective decision making solely related to building sustainable communities.
The TBLI brand of Companies is comprised of a number of legal entities organised as: TBLI Conference BV TM, which conducts conferences and convenings; TBLI Consulting B.V.TM; which offers consulting and advisory services; and Stichting FoundationTM, which conducts ecotourism and other special events under TBLI Foundation.
We operate and are governed by EU data protection laws. If there is a specific jurisdiction requirement, TBLI provides information on how personal information will be handled in that country and in compliance with any additional rights that apply.
What we collect
This section explains the personal information that may be collected when using www.TBLIgroup.com or when contacting the Company.
▪ Contact details such as name, email address, postal address and telephone number;
▪ Professional background information;
▪ Comments, feedback, posts and other content submitted;
▪ Interests and communication preferences including marketing permissions where appropriate;
▪ Geographic Location information (e.g. the country in which a Party is based); and
▪ IP address information and information relating to the use of the website.
We collect personal information in the following main categories:
▪ Website visitor data (e.g. analytics);
▪ Subscriber data provided when signing up to news alerts; and
▪ Contact data provided when asking general questions via the
Sensitive personal data
If collecting or storing sensitive personal data, such as information relating to health, personal values or beliefs or political affiliation about customers, visitors and exhibitors, we will typically ask for explicit consent.
Children’s personal data
Our services and products are directed to academics and business professionals. They are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal data from this age group. If any information is collected from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, it will be deleted and destroyed.
How and why personal information is used
This section explains how and why we use personal information.
Lawful Processing in Europe
As we collect and use personal information, the lawful basis for use of this activity in Europe, as required under European data protection laws, are:
▪ Where it is necessary for entering into or performing a contract
▪ Where we have a legitimate interest to do so, provided your rights do not override these interests
▪ Where the Party or Parties have consented to its use
Website monitoring and analytics
We may use personal information to analyse the use of our website content and services, in order to improve them, to develop new content and services and to predict future customer behaviour, as part of TBLI’s legitimate interests as a commercial organisation.
Any personal information provided on the Contact Us page will be used only to provide a response or to service the request or enquiry made. The information provided will not be added to the marketing or customer prospect databases of TBLI’s operating entities.
The information collected when a Party signs up for News Alerts is used only to provide that service, and to understand the background and interests of our subscriber list.
In providing the service we gather statistics about how many emails are opened, using industry standard technologies including image downloads. This is to help TBLI monitor and improve news alert services and information is collected and analysed at an aggregate level only.
With the Party’s permission, from time to time TBLI may use registration details for contact outreach about the TBLI news alert services.
A Party may unsubscribe from the service at any time using links provided within TLBI emails directions or by following this link.
How we protect personal information
Any personal information given to TBLI will be treated with the utmost integrity, care and security. This section sets out some of the security measures in place.
A variety of physical and technical measures are used to keep data safe and prevent unauthorised access to, or use of, or disclosure of personal information.
Electronic data and databases are stored on secure computer systems and TBLI controls general access to information, using both physical and electronic means. TBLI colleagues receive data protection training, and the Company has detailed security and data protection policies that colleagues are required to follow when handling personal data.
All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that personal information is kept secure from unauthorised access. However, we cannot guarantee it will be secure during the transmission process to this website because this transmission is not controlled by TBLI.
International transfer of personal information
As an international business and because of the technologies used within our Company, personal information may be accessed by TBLI colleagues and third-party service providers from locations outside of the European Economic Area, whose data protection laws may not be as extensive as those in Europe.
To ensure the same level of protection is in place when processing data is conducted outside the European Economic Area, TBLI uses appropriate safeguards approved by the European Commission.
TBLI applies appropriate protection to make sure personal data remains adequately protected and is treated in line with this Policy. TBLI has international data transfer agreements between its companies and with relevant third-party service providers based on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission.
This website contains links to other websites, including those of other Companies within TBLI. These businesses will have their own privacy policies, tailored to their particular business practices and the sectors in
Who we share your personal Information with
As an international company, to provide services and products to our clients and colleagues, we may share information for specific reasons. This section explains how and why we share personal data with other Companies within TBLI, suppliers and other third parties.
Sharing with the TBLI brand of Companies
TBLI may share personal information with certain other Companies within the TBLI brand for specific purposes. For example, other TBLI Companies may assist in providing services or in carrying out internal analysis of the usage of products and services.
Sharing with Service Providers
TBLI may share personal information with third parties to assist in providing products and services. These include website hosting/development providers, website analytics providers, email tracking service providers, cloud storage and cloud communication service providers and providers of other cloud software that enable TBLI to provide the service. TBLI will only share personal Information with such third parties to the extent necessary for the third parties to provide such assistance.
Sharing with other Organisations
TBLI may share personal information with third parties outside TBLI in the event of a sale, merger, acquisition, partnership, joint venture, or negotiations related to the same with respect to all or part of our business.
In some circumstances, the Company may be legally required to disclose personal information, because of a court proceeding, police activity,
money laundering, or other judicial or law enforcement body, or government agency has so ordered a request.
How long information is kept
We will only retain personal information for as long as is necessary and as permitted by applicable laws.
TBLI will retain personal Information while in use for product and services as described in the section above and the Company may continue to retain it after these uses have ended where a legitimate business purpose exists. For example, if a Party has opted out of marketing communications from TBLI, the Company will retain limited details to ensure the opt-out request is honoured. TBLI may also continue to retain personal Information to meet legal requirements or to defend or exercise the Company’s legal rights.
The length of time for which we will retain personal Information will depend on the purposes for which it is retained it. After TBLI no longer needs to retain personal Information, it will be deleted or securely destroyed within a reasonable period of time.
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We want to ensure each Party remains in control of personal information disclosed. TBLI ensures that the personal Information held is accurate and up-to-date to the best of our ability. The Company is committed to allow any Party the opportunity to opt out of future marketing communications.
Information on how to opt out will be given when personal information is collected and specified on every marketing or news alert email sent. If at any stage a Party would like to update or correct such personal information, or opt-out of future marketing communications, email or write the Company at the physical or email addresses provided in the ‘Contacting Us’ section below.
TBLI operates in countries with data protection laws that may provide individuals the right to be able to access and control their information. TBLI will enable each Party to exercise those rights as provided by data protection laws.
EU data protection laws give individuals a number of rights, where personal data and information is processed by Companies active performing services and operating in Europe. Under General Data Protection Regulation these are:
▪ The right to confirmation whether or not TBLI has personal data and, if so, to obtain a copy of the personal information held. This is known as subject access request;
▪ The right to have inaccurate data rectified;
▪ The right to have personal data erased. This does not however apply
where it is necessary for the Company to continue to use the data
for a lawful reason;
▪ The right to request the restriction or suppression of personal data,
such as, in the event the Company will stop using data, but the
Company has the right to continue to store it;
▪ The right to obtain personal data that has been provided to TBLI,
and on the basis of consent or performance of a contract, and where technically feasible, transmitted in a common electronic format to corporate and designated representatives or directly to another company.
▪ The right to object to the use of personal data. Specifically, a Party has the right to object to the Company’s use of personal data for marketing and in relation to automated decision making, including profiling where there may be legal or similarly significant effects.
There are exceptions to the rights above. Where a Party requests the Company as part of these rights, to act in accordance with the law, TBLI will respond to the best of the Company’s abilities and the Party’s satisfaction, although there may be situations or circumstances where the Company is unable to do so or to comply within a reasonable period of time.
Depending on the laws of the country where the Party is domiciled, the Party may have other rights in respect to a Party’s personal information. If a Party expresses a wish to exercise any legal right in respect of personal information, please contact TBLI via one of the methods set out in the Contact Us section below.
In some cases, TBLI may be entitled to decline a request made regarding personal information, in accordance with application laws. TBLI will provide explanation if that is the case. Otherwise, TBLI will meet the Party’s request promptly and within reason. If a Party has requested a suspension of TBLI marketing messages, please note that a Party may receive them for a short period while the request is processed.
We hope to resolve any privacy concerns in a swift and responsible manner. If a Party is not happy with TBLI’s response, or if a Party believes that personal data protection or privacy rights have been infringed upon, please contact with complaint to any supervisory authority or other public body with responsibility for enforcing privacy laws. In the UK, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office regulates and enforces data protection law. Their procedures can be found at www.ico.org.uk.