Founder and CEORobert Rubinstein has been an integral thought leader for the Triple Bottom Line Investment Industry for many years. His mission, spearheaded by the organization Triple Bottom Line (TBLI) Group, is to create an inclusive values based economy. The aim is to maximize investment flows into sustainability initiatives by showing the opportunities triple bottom line investing offers to investors.
TBLI is a concept that Rubinstein pioneered, which puts forward the notion that a truly sound investment is one that provides, not just financial rewards, but social and environmental ones, as well.
For more than 20 years, TBLI Group has built the ecosystem for the Impact Investing and ESG community through advisory, educational and networking services.
TBLI Group’s signature event TBLI CONFERENCE™ is the longest-running and largest global forum to bring together investors, asset managers and thought leaders in sustainable finance for networking, peer-to-peer learning and finding new business opportunities. It has convened more than 30 times across Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America.
TBLI has raised significant capital for investment by introducing new business partners and mobilizing capital for sustainable investment. Among numerous initiatives TBLI has partnered with SWIFT, ABP Pension Fund, NYSE Euronext, European Union and initiated institutional investors for the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Until now, social impact has primarily been driven by non-profits, environmentalists and philanthropists and has recently grown to mainstream capital markets.
TBLI aims now to marry its history and dedication in the social impact space along with expertise in the global capital markets by dedicating resources in transactional services.
Conference ManagerSamuel is Conference manager of TBLI since January 2018. Since the 2007 Paris TBLI Conference, Sam has been working the front desk during most TBLI events. Inspired by Robert’s passion for sustainability, Sam has decided to join TBLI officially as a conference manager to help run the conference smoothly. He manages the process of events planning and execution phases.
Besides monitoring all logistical processes and budgets, he also takes care of the day-to-day tasks in the office and curates the TBLI Weekly.
Dr. Rieki Crins
Special events manager
Dr. Rieki Crins is a cultural anthropologist and specialized on the Himalaya kingdom of Bhutan. She obtained her PhD on Gender and Sustainability in Bhutan in 2008. Rieki Authored several articles and three books on Bhutan.
The last 18 years Rieki has been working in the travel-industry, she designs and guides high end cultural trips to Bhutan, Eastern Himalaya (Sikkim), Rajasthan and in the 90’s in Zimbabwe and Botswana.
This experience of working in the travel world has let to her to the project that she is doing today: to combine her passion of bringing into practice true sustainability in the tourist sector, preservation of cultural heritage, zero emission building practicing, creating jobs. To bring this passion she has set up a cultural authentic and emission free hotel-school in Bhutan in 2015 for unemployed Bhutanese youth. Rieki founded the Learning Exchange Foundation in 2009. The foundation has as aim help people to help themselves by giving them access to knowledge, like vocational hospitality training, raising awareness about organic food and green technology and creating jobs. Today Rieki is working with TBLI organising special events and retreats.