Robert J. Rubinstein

Social Entrepreneur,
Founder TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investing) Group

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Robert Rubinstein is a longtime resident of The Netherlands. In 1999, he founded a company to introduce the thenradical concept of sustainable investing. This concept became the foundation of TBLI Group – Triple Bottom Line Investing. From its early days, the aim of this small company was and is unabashedly global: To create an inclusive values based economy. The aim is to maximize investment flows into sustainability initiatives by showing the opportunities triple bottom line investing offers to investors. It seeks nothing less than to reeducate the financial world that on the opportunities triple bottom line investing offers to investors.

TBLI pushes forward the notion that a truly sound investment is one that provides, not just financial rewards, but social and environmental ones, as well. Since then, the concept is now a household name in the financial world.

For more than 18 years, TBLI Group has built the ecosystem for the Impact Investing and ESG community through advisory, educational and networking services. Rubinstein, the CEO of TBLI GROUP, has been instrumental in integrating ESG and TBLI into the culture and strategy of international corporate business and investment companies. He has taught courses in sustainable finance at the Rotterdam School of Management and currently delivers lectures at international Business Schools and universities.

Rubinstein is a tenacious public speaker on both TBLI and ESG at global conferences and business meetings and has been asked to speak at numerous engagements including the Global Reporting Initiative, the inaugural Impact Investing Israel Summit and World Pension Council in Singapore.

Rubinstein, who lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two sons, was the founding publisher/editor of five magazines, the most recent of which was Source, the first European management magazine devoted exclusively to corporate social responsibility.

Rubinstein was Chairman of the Swift Prize of the King Boudewijn Foundation and a commissioner for the State of the World Commission on Globalization. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Ethical Markets TV editorial advisory board, IMSA (International Sustainability Consultancy), the 3IG International Interfaith Investment Group, the BNP Paribas Investment Partners (ESG), Tellspec, and the ASN Foundation.