The postponed annual TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2011 on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investment will be held in Tokyo on September 15-16, 2011. The two-day pan-Asian Conference, convened at The Four Seasons at Chinzan-so Hotel, will look at all aspects of this fastest growing form of sustainable investing.

During the Roundtable on September 15 the special role the financial sector plays in rebuilding the Japanese economy, will be discussed. Renewable energy as well the ageing society and diminishing workforce will be themes to exchange ideas on.

Socially responsible investors need the latest research and industry insights in order to release the billions of investment capital that will finance a shift to a low-carbon energy system. Climate change and the economic growth in Asia are two of the rising forces that will shape the investment industry, and the world, in the years to come.

“TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2011 offers a forum for financial decision-makers and SRI thought leaders to collaborate and learn from each other about best practices in addressing today’s most pressing global issues,” says Robert Rubinstein, CEO and Founder of TBLI GROUP™.

Keynote speakers will be Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., who will discuss “The Revitalization for Japan - The Platinum Society”; Nicholas Parker, Chairman of the Cleantech Group LLC & Parker Venture Management Inc. in Canada, and Doris M. Schönemann, Chairperson at Swiss Federal Social Security Fund AVS/AI/APG in Switzerland.

Amongst the speakers will be: Keiichi Fukuyama, Executive Managing Director - RIPPA (Research Institute for Policies on Pension & Aging) in Japan, Hitoshi Takezume, Assistant Director Welfare Policy Division at the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, Herta Von Stiegel, Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Ariya Capital LLP United Kingdom, Hiroshi Tomita, Commodity Derivatives - Carbon Market at BNP Paribas, Japan, Geneviève Ferone, Vice-President Sustainable Development at Veolia Environnement in France, Michael Salvatico, Vice President, ESG Client Coverage at MSCI Inc. in Australia, Steven R. Okun, Director of Public Affairs-Asia Pacific at KKR Asia Ltd in Singapore, Yoshiyuki Makino, Senior Director and Head of S&P Indices in Japan.

Based in Amsterdam, the TBLI GROUP™ raises awareness of sustainable investment in the financial sector, by assisting investors and providing a global network for parties who share in this goal. For more information, visit http://tbliconference.com/.

Speakers will be available for comment after each session; interviews can also be arranged. For press passes or interviews contact Esther van der Weij: esther@tbli.org
Tel +31.20.428.67.52*21/M +

This event is made possible in part by the generous support of: BNP Paribas,
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, ASN Bank, ECP International SA,
The Good Bankers Co., Ltd., Developing World Markets, Sompo Japan Insurance
and S&P Indices.


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