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FEATURED EVENT : TBLI Conference USA – May 29-30

TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014, which invites asset owners, asset managers as well as socially responsible investing specialists and service providers to participate in a rich program on current trends, opportunities and challenges in the ESG and impact investing space, is set for May 29-30.

The two-day event aims to set the tone for further discussion and learning in 16 conference workshops. Two topics have been singled out for the opening plenary: “Trends in Impact Investing – going mainstream?” and “Investing in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure”.

Over the course of two days, attendees are invited to choose from 16 sessions, divided into three tracks, including:

A) Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG),

B) Impact Investing and

C) Sector Specials.

Building on the opening debate on impact investing’s role in mainstream finance, workshops cater to more specific questions for impact investors, fund managers or entrepreneurs. Subjects include: How to structure impact investing across asset classes, what to learn from deals gone south, sustainable investing in BoP-markets or the future of philanthropy investing.

Around ESG integration and risk management, the program offers sessions on ESG metrics, ESG in fixed income markets, the role of shareholder activism, sustainable infrastructure investing, and supply chain risks. For those seeking an introduction to global development and state-of-the-art in the sector, a line of workshops on noteworthy trends also runs through the program.

Three sector-specific sessions put the focus on the sustainability performance, opportunities and challenges around renewable energies, food production and health.

What To Expect?

  • Meet approximately 300 finance professionals on ESG and Impact Investing
  • Choose from two roundtables and 16 workshops to learn and exchange expertise
  • Find new business partners

Who Should Come?

Institutional Investors, family offices, those interested in values-based investing, wealth managers, fund managers, rating agencies, SRI research specialists, consultants, sustainable businesses and social entrepreneurs. The full conference program can be found here. There’s also still time to register.

Find out more by following @tbli_conference on Twitter and check out more updates through the hashtag #tbliusa14.

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