TBLI Conference EUROPE

October 28 and 29, 2014 – VU University Amsterdam

At October 28 and 29, the TBLI Conference EUROPE took place at the VU University Amsterdam. Founded in 1999 by Robert Rubinstein, the TBLI intends to introduce and foster Triple Bottom Line Investing and to re-educate the financial world. The TBLI-conferences are not merely a platform to present and discuss new concepts and approaches. Attendees have also ample opportunities to network and find new business partners.

The event consisted of keynote speeches from Ernesto Sirolli and Arvind Narula, round tables with experts in the field of ESG and impact investing and 14 workshops on specific issues, ranging from “Investing in sustainable agriculture and food production” to “trends in philanthropic investing”. It became clear that, although impact and ESG generic lorazepam investing are by no means new phenomena, various actors are working with very different concepts of impact and impact/ESG investing. While some define impact investing in terms of intentionality, measurability and profitability, others take a broader perspective and specify impact as systemic change on a national or international scale. Others again, differentiate ESG and impact investing along the line of liquidity and illiquidity. The same holds for the question of measurement of impact.

For further information about the conference please read the FULL REPORT, which gives and overview and some detailed information about specific workshops.

Banking of the Future – Book Launch and Panel Discussions

October 8, 2014 at Goethe University Frankfurt

At October 8, 2014, two new books – „CSR und Investment Banking“ and „Responsible Investment Banking“ – were presented at Goethe University Frankfurt. The two anthologies, edited by Karen Wendt and published in a management-series of the Springer publishing house, contain new scientific findings, innovative approaches and best practice examples. Following the basic idea of the series, renowned scholars and experts as well as bankers, managers of investment funds and representatives of NGOs contributed to the book. Some of the authors were also on the podium of one of the two panel discussions of this evening.

FULL REPORT (in German language)

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Thank you for participating in the “Banking of the Future” Book Launch and Panel Discussion

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I would like to thank you for taking part in the Book Launch of “CSR und Investment Banking” and “Responsible Investment Banking” at Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Thanks to all the attendees, sponsors, speakers, organizers and the publisher – Springer International – the event was a great success. The program and the discussions were spectacular. The broad range of perspectives and views represented in the first panel particularly pleased me. Among the discussants were board members of ethical banks, opinion leaders from around the world and an emerging markets specialist from India as well as an internationally renowned academic from Canada. Moreover, a highly respected diversity specialist and the head of the “Frankfurt School-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Collaboration Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance” enriched the panel.

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Discovering Hands

IMG_9334_WEB_640x480Discovering Hands® is a new concept developed by the gynecologist Dr. Frank Hoffmann from Duisburg and in the meantime – a new brand. The mission of Discovering Hands® is to detect cancer in an early–stage by having palpated the breast by blind women. The Siemens Health Insurer supports and pays as one of the first health insurance company in Germany this promising method for early detection. The blind women who have highly developed palpating senses are trained and evaluated together with the Essen University Hospital. Meanwhile the method has been certified as a certified training by the Medical Association MTU.

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