An interview from Emerging Markets ESG
Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Robert Rubinstein, Founder and CEO, TBLI Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – May 6, 2011
By Geoffrey on May 6, 2011
Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:
To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners; To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets; To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets; and To enable SRI practitioners in emerging markets to network with peers around the world. This week’s interview is with Robert Rubinstein, Founder and CEO, TBLI Group™, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Robert Rubinstein founded TBLI Group™. TBLI Group™ have pioneered the concept of ”Triple Bottom Line Investing” (TBLI) or as often referred to as ESG (environmental, social and governance) or impact investing, which is a sustainable finance approach that takes into account environmental, social and financial returns. In this context, we have played a key role in mobilizing private sector capital for sustainable development projects. As part of their activities, TBLI Group™ has organized seventeen TBLI Conference™ events as well as sustainable finance training programs for leading banks, including teaching sustainable finance to MBA students at Rotterdam School of Management. TBLI Conference™ has become the most important and largest event on ESG Impact Investing in the world.