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Keynote Speakers confirmed

Written by Iris Bune
Monday, 06 Oct 2014

We have very exciting speakers lined-up for our plenary sessions during TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2014! All have vast experience in the field of Impact Investment. Please meet our Keynote speakers!

Opening Keynote: Ernesto Sirolli

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world' s leading consultants on the topic of economic development. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, Latin America , USA and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self determination. Dr. Sirolli resides in the USA where he was invited to establish the Sirolli Institute, a social enterprise that teaches civic leaders how to capture the passion energy and imagination of its own citizens. Dr. Sirolli received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences from Rome University in 1976 and a Ph.D in Local Enterprise Facilitation from Murdoch University, Australia in 2004. Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books: "Ripples from the Zambezi" a best seller that is used by Economic Development Faculties in Universities the world over, and :"How to start a business and ignite your life" a book aimed at would be entrepreneurs. In 2012 Dr. Sirolli was invited to give a TED TALK ; his 17 minutes talk :"Shut up and Listen" has been translated in 31 languages and downloaded more than 1 . 8 million times.

Second Keynote: Arvind Narula

Arvind Narula, owner and CEO of Urmatt Ltd., Thailand, has over 30 years of experience in contract farming in Thailand. His projects select high value crops and target the poorest farmers with price guarantees, agronomic training and funding. He has launched or consulted for projects in Myanmar, Argentina, Tanzania, India and Sierra Leone, Sweden and Denmark. Every project is aimed at poverty alleviation through profitable impact investment. Arvind is a graduate of the Schiller University, Paris and also attended the Sorbonne and the Chulalongkorn University’s Sasin Executive Program. He is a sought after speaker at international rice conferences and Impact Forums. He speaks English, Thai, French, German, Punjabi and Hindi and some Japanese. Arvind is the Regional Chairman of the World Presidents Organization for S.E. Asia and Chairman of the World Rice Alliance. He is also a founder and director of : Organic Latin America SA, Argentina BioAsia Ltd., Thailand BioAxiom Ltd., Thailand Hill Tribe Organics Ltd., Thailand Perfect Earth Pte., Singapore.

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Thank you for making our first NORDIC conference a success!

Written by Iris Bune
Monday, 22 Sep 2014

Already one week has passed since our TBLI CONFERENCE NORDIC 2014 and debut in the Nordic region. It was a wonderful, intimate gathering of people from the ESG and Impact Investing world. We are very grateful for the support you have all given us!

We look forward coming back to the Nordic region in 2015.

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With almost 150 participants coming from various industries in US, Asia and Europe, it was highly rewarding and thanks to all who participated we were able to offer many different perspectives.

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OECD identifies economic threats Norway; oil is one of them

Written by Iris Bune
Thursday, 14 Aug 2014

This May, the OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) states that the Norwegian economy will generally be good in the coming years, but points out two risk factors that may threaten the expected development: The price of oil and the real estate market.

This is another reason why divesting in fossil fuel is increasingly important. It is a tremendous risk for our planet and therefore a big risk for investors. Awareness as well as action are moving in the right direction, thanks to many initiatives world wide. The past months, The Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) sparked the debate at various Norwegian Universities about whether petroleum research is defensible from the point of view of research ethics.

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Are the Nordic countries ready for Impact Investing?

Written by Iris Bune
Friday, 18 Jul 2014

Abigail Noble leads the work on impact investing at World Economic Forum. She is the co-author of the World Economic Forum’s recent publications on Impact Investing From Ideas to Practice, From the Margins to the Mainstream. Through her work, Abigail has a good view of the development of impact investing globally.

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View Keynote Speeches at TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014 on Youtube now

Written by Iris Bune
Friday, 11 Jul 2014

We are pleased to be able to share with you the keynote speeches of both Erika Karp (CEO Cornerstone Capital Inc.) and Hendrik Jordaan (CEO One Thousand & One Voices), held at our last TBLI CONFERENCE USA in NewYork.

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