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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:43

Seminar A-Innovation in Financial Products

Daniela Herrmann (Moderator)Daniela Herrmann

Chairman & Founder - Topan AG - Switzerland Linkedin 

 

 

Erik BreenErik Breen

Director SRI - Triodos Investment Management - Netherlands Linkedin

 

  

Aarti RamachandranAarti ramachandran

Head of Research & Corporate Engagement - FAIRR Initiative - UK Linkedin

 

 

Dirk de Vlaam

Managing Director- Sarona Asset Management - NL Linkedin

 

This year's TBLI Conference features an "Impact Investor Summit", starting with fundraising GPs pitching their vehicles, followed by Startups pitching to Impact-oriented panels that will respond to pitches as well as specific challenges within each category: Health, Agro/ Food, Green & Clean and Equality & Education. One-to-one meetings are facilitated immediately after each category.

09:00 GP Pitches Panel

Kim Neel Wyon (Moderator) 

Senior Partner - Optiteam - Denmark Linkedin

 

 

Vishal Shah

Partner - Hudson Capital - USA Linkedin

  

 

  

Benoit Ribaudbenoit ribaud

Sales Director - Alquity Investment Management - UK Linkedin

   

 

 Marko Kyyrönen

Managing Partner & CEO - EduImpact - Finland Linkedin

 

 

 

Richard BurrettRichard Burrett

Partner - Earth Capital Partners LLP - UK Linkedin

 

 

Elena SavostianovaElena Savostiano

Managing Partner - Ember Infrastructure Partners - US

 

09:40:Health Pitches & Panel 

 Pitching

   

Henrik Norstrom Henrik nordstrom

COO - Brighter AB - Sweden Linkedin

   

 

Henrik Albertsen

CEO - Unumed - Denmark Linkedin

 

 

Peng Cheng

Founder & CEO - PauseAble - Denmark Linkedin

 

 

Catharina BorgenstiernaCatherina Catharina

CEO Camanio Care Inc.Sweden Linkedin

 

 

Panel

  

Lisbeth Stausholm Zacholisbeth stausholm zacho

Founding / Manager Partner - Nordic Impact Funds - Denmark Linkedin

 

 

 

Benoit Ribaudbenoit ribaud

Sales Director - Alquity Investment Management - UK Linkedin

 

  

Michael Mathiesen  

CEO - Bambwa AB - Denmark Linkedin

 

 

 

 

10:20:Agro/ Food Pitches & Panel 

 Pitching

 

Keith Agoada

Co-Founder - Producers Tokens & Producer Markets - USA Linkedin

 

  

Lizzie Merrill

COO - Ignitia - Sweden Linkedin

 

 

Sofie AllertSofie Allert

CEO & Co-founder - Swedish Algae Factory - Sweden Linkedin

 

 

 

 

Sergio FigueredoSergio figueredo

Project Manager Impact Investment - FAST - Colombia

Executive Director - Choco4PEace: Blockchain and Cacao (Building Lives with Dignity) Linkedin

 

 

 

Panel 

 

Johan Jörgensen  jj o w

Partner - Sweden Foodtech - Sweden Linkedin

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Rakels Stephanie Rakels

Aqua-Spark - Development & Investor Relations Director - Netherlands Linkedin

 

 

Klaas de BoerJohn Slagter

Managing Partner - Entrepreneurs Fund - Netherlands Linkedin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00:Coffee Break/Networking

 

11:30:Green & Clean Pitches & Panel

 Pitching

 

John Slagter John Slagter

President - The Mackinac Technology Company - USA Linkedin

 

 

 

Asger Trier Bing

CEO - M-PAYG - Denmark Linkedin

 

 

 

Klaas de BoerJohn Slagter

Director - General Fusion - Canada Linkedin

  

 

 

 

 

Olof MarkooOlof marko wernmuth

Partner - Wermuth Asset Management - Sweden Linkedin

 

 

Maurizio TottaMaurizio Totta

Owner & CEO - ASF -Austria Linkedin 

 

 

Panel

 

Vishal Shah

Partner - Hudson Capital - USA Linkedin

 

 

  

Richard BurrettRichard Burrett

Partner - Earth Capital Partners LLP - UK Linkedin

 

 

Caroline WalerudCaroline Walerud

Walerud Ventures, Partner - Sweden Linkedin 

 

 

12:15:Equality & Education Pitches & Panel

 Pitching

Veronica D'Souza

CEO & Founder - Carcel - Denmark Linkedin

 

  

Jonna Pitkänen

COO - Mightifier - Finland Linkedin

 

 

Viktor Lidholt Viktor Lidholt

Founder - Newsvoice -Sweden Linkedin

 

 

 

Riku AlkioRiku Alkio

CEO - Seppo - Finland Linkedin

 

 

Kristian RönnKristiaan Ronn

Co-Founder - Normative - Sweden Linkedin

 

Panel

 

Liza Chong

CEO - INDEX: Design To Improve Life - Denmark

 

 

 

 Marko Kyyrönen

Managing Partner & CEO - EduImpact - Finland Linkedin

 

 

 

Luca Rancilio Luca Rancillo

Owner - Rancilio Cube - Italy Linkedin

 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:40

Media Partners (Nordic 2018)

 Media Partners

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:58

Network Partners (Nordic 2018)

Network Partners

Monday, 19 February 2018 12:55

Conference Venue

Conference Location

Nasdaq Stockholm AB
Tullvaktsvägen 15
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 405 60 00
Website: Click here

Monday, 19 February 2018 12:55

Accommodation

Hotel List - Close to Nasdaq (venue)

Hotel List - Central Stockholm

Click here to see a few hotel options in central Stockholm in different price ranges.

Monday, 19 February 2018 12:53

TBLI CONFERENCE™ NORDIC 2018

34th TBLI CONFERENCE

NOV. 08-09, 2018

Join institutional investors, fund distributors and asset owners at the leading conference on global ESG and Impact Investing. Network, explore investment opportunities and discuss the latest trends

Who has registered, as of today?

WHAT TO EXPECT

• A carefully curated program tailored for both ESG and Impact Investors
• Practical Workshops with case studies, market analysis and lessons learned
• Interactive TBLI Masterclasses on opportunities, innovation and risks
• High-Level Plenary Sessions with seasoned ESG investors, entrepreneurs, CSR and SRI specialists
• Entrepreneur Pitching Salon featuring pre-qualified businesses

Curious to explore our previous TBLI CONFERENCES NORDIC? Click here

Friday, 01 December 2017 11:40

Impact Investing Platorms

Update on nearly all the Impact Investing Platforms.

 

 

Major new alliance of religious investment funds creating a better and fairer world

November 2, 2017:
Launch of the Zug Guidelines to Faith-consistent Investing. Photo ARC: Mike Shackleton

ZUG, SWITZERLAND: November 2, 2017: A global movement aimed at shifting billions of dollars of faith-based investments into initiatives supporting sustainable development and the environment has been launched following a unique three-day meeting of faith leaders and financial investors in Zug, Switzerland. 

By unanimous agreement among participants at the Zug Faith in Finance meeting, an alliance will be created to spearhead this movement and develop faith-consistent investment goals. Participants included more than 30 different faith traditions from eight religions, representing over 500 faith investment groups and trillions of dollars in assets, as well as senior United Nations figures and leading impact investment funds. 

“It will enable faith groups to share information, experience, knowledge, research and resources to ensure they put their investments and assets into initiatives to help create a better world for all. This initiative is backed by the UN and by many traditions within the religions,” said Martin Palmer, Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), which organised the meeting. 

“The new alliance – so new it hasn’t even got a name yet – will develop a faith response to the challenge of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals,” he said. 

The alliance marks a huge shift from the tradition of religion saying, for ethical reasons, what they won’t invest in (for example, tobacco, weapons, pornography, fossil fuels) to a proactive policy of ensuring faith assets and investments will have a positive “faith-consistent” impact – making money work for good, while still bringing in the returns that faiths need to fund their activities. 

 
The Faith in Finance meeting launched the Zug Guidelines to Faith-Consistent Investing with a dramatic procession through the medieval city of Zug, and in partnership with the Swiss Impact Investment Association. 

This, the first collection of guidelines by eight major faiths, gives an unprecedented overview of where religious investment is placed now. It highlights what principles each tradition calls upon when it decides its investment priorities, and in many cases makes a statement that a good proportion of the money should where possible be invested in environmental and sustainable development. 

Palmer said: “The long-term impact will be to empower faith groups – and the billions of people who make up their congregations – to decide how to use their investments, their pension funds and their assets to create a better world, one that as Cardinal Turkson says, responds to two cries, the cry of the poor and the cry of creation.” 

Cardinal Peter Turkson , who was recently asked by the Pope to head up a powerful new agency in the Vatican with the task of “promoting integral human development”, flew from Rome to attend the meeting. 

 
He said that when in 1993 he was appointed Archbishop of Cape Coast in Ghana he looked at how many of the churches were funded – by donations and grants, which were not only decreasing, as missionary organisations decreased, but which was also a very unequal model. 

He realised then there had to be a new form of access to capital for churches to support their own activities, and he set about campaigning and acting to bring this about. 

“I brought that experience in Ghana then to what I do in the Vatican now,” he said. “And I believe very much in education of people in how to invest money, and in how to make informed choices so what you invest in is something good.” 

There are many trillions of dollars of investment funds owned by the faiths around the world. In 2016 a Georgetown University study suggested that the value of religious goods and services in the US was around 1.2 trillion and that the household incomes of religiously affiliated Americans was around $4.8 trillion. The global figure will be many times greater. 

“We have known for some time what the faiths were against in their investments,” Palmer said. “But now we – and they – have a much better idea of what they are for.” 

The new alliance has been welcomed by the United Nations. Opening the Faith in Finance meeting, Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UN Environment Programme, said: “The governments have made a public political commitment to the sustainable development goals and we now have to hold them accountable to that. But we realize that this agenda is far too complicated to leave up to the governments. They cannot do it alone. 

“Your Zug Guidelines to Faith-Consistent Investing set out what the faith-based organisations are for, as contrasted with what they are against, how your values translate into value-based investment decisions. I encourage you all to work with us and we with you to make this sustainable agenda a reality. That, I think will be one of the great achievements of this generation.” 

No sooner were the guidelines launched on October 31 than several key faith groups from Europe and Asia requested that they join the movement and create their own investment guidelines.

LINKS

More background, presentations and talks as well as the pdf version of the Zug Guidelines are available from the Zug event page

Link to photographs from the event

Background

Much of the good works (schools, hospitals, care centres, poverty alleviation programmes etc) of any religion is funded by the faith’s investment programme. 

There has always been a level of negative screening – many religions are clear what they will not invest in, which sometimes includes alcohol, weapons, tobacco, and more recently fossil fuels: faiths won’t invest in “bad” industries. Every year for the past 20 years this movement has been gaining momentum, and religious organisations have also used their role as shareholders to push for and publicise change. 

But now, many religious investment departments are taking a further path. Instead of just saying what they are against, dozens of faith finance groups are now saying what they WILL invest in, in order to make the world a better place and align their money with their values. 

The meeting was held in collaboration with the Swiss Impact Investment Association (SIIA) annual summit. SIIA have already asked to join the alliance and offered to host an annual faith in finance programme at their summit. 

It took place at the beautiful Lasalle Haus Jesuit Centre in the hills outside Zug, eastern Switzerland. 

Notes to editor: ARC is a secular body founded in 1995 by HRH Prince Philip that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices. It is the main partner for the UN in working with the faiths on the SDGs. www.arcworld.org. 

It is sponsored by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Pilkington Foundation and WWF-UK as well as Earth Capital Partners, Hermes Investment Management, Linius Capital, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, Resilience Brokers, Sarasin & Partners, Tribe Impact Capital, Triodos Investment Management, WHEB. 

Sunday, 26 November 2017 09:16

TBLI VIP Impact Dinner Paris

TBLI VIP IMPACT INVESTING DINNER- Dec. 13 Paris, France (During Novethic Summit)

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Book Today. Limited space.

TBLI Foundation is organising an Impact Investing private dinner as fund raiser for its work in building a global community of Values Investors. The dinner will be for a small group of thought leaders (25 max.). The goal is to support each other in our ambition of scaling up Value(s) Investing.

You will enjoy the food, company and conversation. The location will always be warm, comfortable, refreshing with delicious food and wine.
Come meet your peers, in a trusted environment, who share a passion of using investment to improve society and the environment, as well as making money.
The costs for attending the dinner are Euros 295,—

Join our special TBLI VIP dinner on Dec. 13 at 19:00, in Paris. Location will be private Club Cercle de l’Union Interalliée 

Please RSVP for Paris Dinner to guarantee your seat as we have only a few seats left.

If you would like to make an additional contribution to TBLI Foundation, just chose pull down menu of 500 Euros increments.

Please register quickly, as we have limited space.
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