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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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Thank you for an amazing TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014

Written by Iris Bune
Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014

Our 25th TBLI CONFERENCE was another amazing experience! We like to thank our Location Sponsor, Credit Suisse, for making their beautiful location available. We also like to thank our other sponsors, speakers, moderators, volunteers and all who attended. We could not have done it without your support!

Below is a video impression of the conference. We'll be publishing more videos and presentations of the Keynotes, Roundtables, Workshops and interviews soon.

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Gender lens Investing Panel with Boston Common Asset Management, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Santa Clara University

Written by Iris Bune
Monday, 19 May 2014

Impact investing with a gender lens will be on the agenda in Workshop 16, on the second conference day. Join panel participants from Boston Common Asset Management, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and the University of California and the Multilateral Investment Fund to discuss current approaches and challenges for gender lens investing.

Speakers will share earn more about initiatives, products and investment strategies that aim to improve access to finance for women entrepreneurs and companies with women on boards and disucss why impact investors should use gender lenses when making investment decisions.

Susana Garcia-Robles, the moderator for the workshop, will introduce a recent report commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund, part of the Private Sector Group of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): The WeGrow Report produced by Ernst & Young.

Learn more about the background of the moderator and speakers on the panel here.

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