Sunday, 26 November 2017 09:00

Family Office Forum

TBLI and Prestel & Partners are joining forces.

After 20 years of bringing cutting edge content to the financial sector, onESG and Impact Investing, TBLI Conference has decided to join forces with theleading family office forum, Prestel & Partner. TBLI will be responsible forESG and Impact Investing Content Development topics at Prestel & Partner events.

Who is Prestel & Partner?

Prestel & Partner has worked successfully with Family Offices & UHNWI over the last 8 years to become the global leader in bespoke Family Office events, as indicated by the number of participating genuine Family Offices. 
They bring together 100+ *genuine Family Offices to each event and guarantee many more investors present than providers. Family Offices & UHNWI attend the Forum to gain knowledge and expertise on best practice in Governance, Investments, and to network amongst peers. Curated topics and an exclusive networking environment facilitate the exchange between families, wealth owners, Family Offices and a few select experts. 
By presenting at the ESG and Impact Investing part of the Family Office Forum of Prestel & Partner, you are assured of meeting a high concentration of decision makers/wealth owners, which are your target audience. Read the report from the last Zurich Event to better understand, who attends.

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Planned Events:

Singapore  5 - 6 December, 2017,  The Fullerton The Asian Forum for 100+ genuine* Family Offices as per our definition below

Dubai 6 - 7 February 2018,The Palace Downtown
Where over 100+ MENA region Family Offices and principals meet

Germany, Wiesbaden 17 - 18, April 2018 
Where 150+ German speaking UHNWI and genuine* Family Offices meet

San Francisco, 11-12th September 2018, The Cabernet Sauvignon Yacht, where 100+ N American Family Offices meet

London 9-10th October 2018, The Dorchester, where 140+ London based Family Offices gather

Zurich 13-14 November, 2018,  Dolder Grand Hotel, The meeting place for 100+ genuine* Family Offices from all over the world 

Sunday, 22 October 2017 11:37

TBLI Dinner



Book Today. Limited space.


TBLI Foundation is organising 4 Impact Investing private dinners as fund raisers for its work in building a global community of Values Investors. The 5 dinners will be held in various European locations from Oct.-Dec, 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,— (equivalent amount in Pounds, CHF, or SEK) Just click on the register button for the event that you would like to attend and fill in registration form. 


Locations October are:

Sold Out! Register Zurich - October 30, Zurich Haus zum Rüden Locations

Locations November are:

Register Geneva - Nov. 9, Geneva Cercle de la Terrasse 

Register Milan - Nov. 23, Milan Giacomo Arengario

Location December are:

Register Paris - Dec. 13, Paris, Cercle de L’Union Interalliée

TBLI Foundation mission: to help mobilize money flows into ESG and Impact Investing, through conferences, educational services and investor research and tools.

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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robert rubenstein

Story originally featured on The Huffington Post.

Robert Rubinstein wants to create an economy that nurtures well-being. For two decades, he has worked tirelessly to encourage business leaders and investors to join him.

Rubinstein’s Triple Bottom Line Investing TBLI Conference is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference, which educates asset owners and managers about investment opportunities with social returns alongside financial returns, has been held 33 times across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia.

Although he was born in Brooklyn, Rubinstein has lived most of his life in the Netherlands. He became interested in ESG Investing (Environmental, Social, Governance) while working as a magazine publisher in the 1990’s. He ran what he calls, “The first European management magazine on sustainability.” But when his financiers “pulled the plug” on the magazine, Rubinstein sought out new methods for spreading the good word of ESG and SRI (Socially Responsible Investing).

Thus, TBLI was born. That first year, Rubinstein partnered with the Rotterdam School of Management. “There were about a hundred attendees. [RSM] was so risk-averse that I had to sign a contract promising to cover any financial losses personally. In exchange I was allowed to keep 50% of any profits. To their great surprise, we made a profit.”

His vision realized and financially vindicated, Rubinstein went solo the next time around and created the TBLI Group to manage the conference. From the beginning, he set out to distinguish TBLI from other conferences focused on ESG, SRI, and impact investing. He did this by putting more of a focus on provocative and educational content.

“What I remember and what I really liked about those first few years is that we had very aggressive conversations,” Rubinstein recalls. “We encourage attendees to challenge each other - in a polite way of course. Don’t just believe what people are saying, because you’ll never learn that way.”

What set it apart also created friction as the conference found its footing. “This hurt us because some asset owners don’t like being challenged, but we never ask anyone questions that they can’t answer. We just want people to feel that they’ve learned something.”

Rubinstein identifies this conviction with the critically-acclaimed HBO drama The Wire, which has a theme of questioning authority. He compares his conference’s unwillingness to ‘play the game’ to the attitude of lead character Jimmy McNulty, the rebellious detective who was always willing to ask tough questions. “People do what’s right for them, instead of the right thing to do. That’s pretty much the essence of The Wire.”

This attitude has remained an obstacle to getting investors excited about impact investing. “Everybody is still interested primarily in the financial returns. A small group of investors do focus more on impact first rather than returns, but they are a minority. The vast majority, when they invest, they want it to grow. They want a market-rate return.”

Rubinstein’s task, and the task for all of the speakers at the TBLI Conference, is to enlighten these investors. Rubinstein focuses his attention towards asset owners and managers, making this a doubly daunting task.

“Convincing people is easy,” Rubinstein says. “If you ask anybody, ‘do you want a financial return and a social/environmental value?’ Even cocaine traffickers and serial killers would all say, ‘Sure!’ Why would anyone be against that? But that question is not often asked to clients, because asset managers are afraid of their clients. They’re afraid the client will lose money and that they will lose the client. That’s the difficulty.”

Rubinstein also thinks that the media plays a part in mystifying the impact investing world. “It’s not sexy,” he says with a laugh. “They aren’t covering the ESG and impact investing world on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. They’d rather cover artificial intelligence, FinTech, and Blockchain. The two sectors that provide the largest employment in the world are small scale agriculture and hospitality. But people are putting their money into AI, FinTech, and blockchain! Sustainability isn’t sexy.”

Since the Great Recession, interest in impactful investing has increased. Rubinstein sees his mission as one of turning this interest into concrete gains. “There’s a lot of chatter about impact investing [since 2008]. It’s like a fitness club; everybody wants to show that they’re a member of the club, but nobody actually wants to get on the exercise machines. People talk about it because they want to be a part of the club, but it doesn’t always transfer into new money flows.”

Nevertheless, Rubinstein remains optimistic that through socially responsible investing, major social concerns such as climate change and poverty can be addressed. “The financial sector doesn’t have big, complex infrastructure that has to be torn down and built up again; they press a button and money goes in the direction they want. Once they’re brought into it, you can mobilize a lot of money quickly.”

The biggest hurdle is that, according to Rubinstein, “Products don’t reflect their true cost.” Social and environmental costs, such as damage to the environment, are not reflected in the prices of commodities such as fossil fuels. He insists that when such costs are taken into account, sustainable investing actually provides the best return out of all investing strategies.

“I want a society where people are honorable; they do what they say and say what they do. Unlike now, where the ones who are talking the most are doing the least, and the ones that are doing the most are talking the least.”

But Robert Rubinstein is a talker and a doer. The TBLI Conference Nordic 2017 proves that. He is prepared to continue this work for as long as it takes to see real, structural change.

“Impact investing is akin to farming. The financial sector are hunters. They are incentivized for short-term behavior. It’s difficult teaching farming to hunters. It takes time. But that’s what we’ve been doing with TBLI.”

Vanessa Grellet (Moderator)Vanessa Grillet

Chair  - Nexus impact investing group - France - Linkedin




Fraser Brown Fraser Brown- A vision for the application of Blockchain technology for the finance of smallholders and BOP eco-credit.

Founder - Net-Positive Solutions - UK Linkedin 


Brian IselinBrian Iselin

President - - Switzerland - Linkedin




Sofie BlakvstadSofie Blakstad

Founder & CEO - Hiveonline - Denmark Linkedin





Jiro OlcottJiro Olcott

Managing Partner - Guard Global Ltd - France - Linkedin


Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:49

Impact Investing Platforms

Here is an overview of the leading Impact Investing Platforms with links.


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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:03

Network Partners (Nordic 2017)


Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:27

Media Partners (Nordic 2017)


Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:45

Services & Fees

Register until 31 May and save 2,000 SEK

We offer one rate for all attendees.
7,950 SEK*   General Conference Registration
5,950 SEK*   Early Bird Registration until 31 May  
* All rates exclude 25% VAT

One-on-One Meeting Packages

We offer services to connect you for potential investment / business opportunities through one-on-one meetings. 

Fees for Meeting Packages

4,950 SEK*    Package 3 meetings 
8,000 SEK*    Package 5 meetings 
12,500 SEK*  Package 8 meetings 
* All rates exclude 25% VAT


  • We will pre-qualify contacts to assure maximum alignment of interests.
  • One-on-one private meetings with potential investors or business partners.
  • Minimum 3 and maximum 10 meetings will be arranged.
  • Online meeting registration and calendar to keep track.
  • Private table at a designated meeting room at the venue for 30 minutes per meeting.
  • We offer a package of minimum 3 meetings at SEK 4,950. Additional meetings can be booked at approximately SEK 1800 each. If you are interested in booking, please indicate your preference below.

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 11:09

Terms & Conditions

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Terms & Conditions


  • All conference registrations and passes are personal and cannot be shared
  • TBLI does not cover any travel costs and other expenses incurred
  • TBLI complies with strict Dutch privacy law regulations and will never disclose contact information to third parties for commercial purposes
Speakers / Moderators
  • Speaker registrations are considered final after payment has been received
  • Speakers may become part of a Sponsorship package at any time and paid Speaker fees will be refunded
  • Speakers and/or Moderators are required to cancel their registration via email to TBLI Conference BV
  • All presentations become part of the TBLI CONFERENCE™ website presentation database immediately after the conference.
Cancellation & Refunds
  • All cancellations received prior to one (1) week before the conference starting date will be refunded
  • All cancellations received less than one (1) week before conference starting date, as well as failure to attend, will be liable for 100% of the paid fee
Force Majeure
If for any reason beyond our reasonable control (including but not limited to strikes; labor disputes; acts, regulations or orders of governmental authorities; civil disorder; disasters; acts of terrorism; acts of war; acts of God; fires; floors or other emergency conditions) it is impossible or illegal for us to organise the conference, such non-performance is excused and we may cancel the conference without further liability of any nature.