Mindful Money Conference 2020
Wed Aug. 5th 2020
Wednesday 12th August - Mindful Money is pleased to announce the return of our Annual Conference. This year the conference will look at how we can make the transition towards sustainable finance, with a focus on retail investment, and the role of investment providers in a just transition to a zero carbon, climate-resilient economy.
Online Seminar Series
Wed Aug. 5th 2020
In response to the global impacts being felt by every New Zealander during the COVID-19 outbreak, Mindful Money is looking for the positive opportunities and ways that we can build back better. A big part of the solution is investing ethically and making a positive impact through our choices. There is a growing global movement to make investment a force for good, and we want to ensure New Zealand is at the forefront.
Is it time to divest from alcohol?
Wed July 29th 2020
Nicki Jackson, Executive Director of Alcohol Healthwatch and David Beattie, Principal, Booster Asset Management and David (Rāwiri) Ratū, Campaigner against the continued unequal harm of alcohol on Māori, all joined Mindful Money to talk about alcohol investing. The seminar discussion examined the case for divesting from alcohol and the arguments for a more selective approach. There has been a strong campaign for stronger health warnings on alcohol labeling and the prevalence of alcohol harm. Mindful Money annual surveys that show that most Kiwis want to avoid all alcohol companies in their investments, or the worst companies. Or is there a way to use responsible investing to push for for responsible drinking?
Seminar Series: Building trust & sustainability in investment
Wed July 22nd 2020
Barry Coates, founder and CEO of Mindful Money, interviewed Rob Everett, CEO of the Financial Markets Authority. This wide-ranging interview covers trust and confidence in KiwiSaver funds and other investments, sustainability and responsible investing, future developments for the FMA, Climate-related financial disclosures and the case for changes in the corporate governance system.
Seminar Series: Beyond Divestment
Wed July 15th 2020
Beyond Divestment: How Fund Managers are engaging with companies on climate action. Andrew Bascand, Managing Director of Harbour Asset Management and Jorge Waayman, ESG Analyst.
Seminar Series: Mindful Money, one year on
Wed July 1st 2020
Barry Coates, CEO and Founder of Mindful Money, was joined by Karen Swainson, Mindful Money's Operations Manager, to review the first year of operations, and why Mindful Money's work is so important in the work towards a sustainable future.
Seminar Series: A roadmap towards sustainable finance
Wed June 24th 2020
The Sustainable Finance Forum (SFF), an initiative of the Aotearoa Circle, is preparing a roadmap towards a more sustainable finance system. The interim report has identified that the current finance system is not sustainable, equitable or fair, ad it makes the case for urgent reform. Key members of the SFF Secretariat, Pip Best and Erica Miles, discuss the challenges and ways forward identified in the interim report.
Seminar Series: The urgency of climate finance
Wed June 17th 2020
"If people take the trouble to find out about ethical and sustainable funds, using Mindful Money, they will find that they outperform conventional funds. The evidence is rock-solid." Sir Jonathon Porritt
Seminar Series: Principles for a Responsible Recovery
Wed June 10th 2020
Simon O'Connor, CEO of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA), says that it is not an exaggeration to refer to the rise of responsible investing worldwide as a revolution within the investment sector. Responsible investment is now mainstream, especially over the past 3-5 years, due to several factors, including compliance, consumers and competitive positioning.
Seminar Series: Thinking clearly about investing in a crisis
Thu June 4th 2020
Barry Coates, founder, and CEO of Mindful Money discusses with Mary Holm, personal finance journalist, what to be aware of when investing in a period of crisis.
Seminar Series: What’s ESG management and why does it make a difference?
Thu May 28th 2020
Barry Coates, founder and CEO of Mindful Money speaks with panelists Philip Houghton-Brown – Chief Investment Officer for Mercer Funds, Simon O’Grady – Chief Investment Officer for Kiwi Wealth, and Rebekah Swan – ESG Specialist at AMP Capital about the key aspects of ESG management.
Seminar Series: The role of the independent ethical financial adviser
Thu May 21st 2020
Dr. Rodger Spiller discusses the role of the independent financial adviser. Hear about the evolution of ethical investing in NZ, the role of a financial adviser, different types of ethical investing and evidence showing good financial returns from going ethical.