Awards Event

The Mindful Money Awards are an annual celebration of leadership in ethical and responsible investing.

Tuesday 29th June 2021
Grid AKL, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

The Mindful Money Awards celebrate the role that ethical and impact investing are playing in making money a force for good. They reflect the growing movement to re-orient investment finance towards sustainability and well-being, providing solutions to the mounting crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality.

The Awards honour the funds and the individuals who are leading the movement to make responsible investing the new normal, and impact investing the progressive frontier.

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The Mindful Money Awards will consist of a short conference before transitioning into the award presentations. The event will wrap up with networking and celebratory drinks for awards recipients and attendees.

3:30pm Registration

4:00pm Karakia & Welcome, Barry Coates, Founder and CEO of Mindful Money

4:10pm Keynote Address, Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

4.25pm 2nd Keynote Address, Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change

4:40pm Panel: Solutions for the climate emergency – the role of investment

  • Rod Carr – Chair of the Climate Commission
  • Bridget Coates – Co-Chair of Centre for Sustainable Finance
  • Rod Oram – Business journalist
  • Erica Finnie – Executive Director of 350 Aotearoa

5:10pm Introducing the Awards: Responsible investment comes of age - Barry Coates, Founder and CEO, Mindful Money

5:20pm Mindful Money Awards presentation ceremony - te Radar, MC

6:10pm Closing remarks and Networking drinks (drinks and canapés provided)

7:00pm End of event


Highlighting the areas that have been instrumental in the success of ethical investing, the categories for the 2021 Mindful Money Awards are:

Best Ethical KiwiSaver Fund Provider

The finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Booster, Generate, Mercer, Pathfinder, and Simplicity.

Best Ethical Retail Investment Fund Provider

The finalists are: AMP Capital, Booster, Harbour, Mercer, and Pathfinder.

Best New Ethical Fund 2021

The finalists are: Booster, Harbour, Mint, and Pathfinder.

Best Impact Investment Fund

The finalists are: Community Finance, Impact Enterprise Fund, Purpose Capital and Soul Capital

Most Effective Investment Fund for Climate Action

The finalists are: Climate Venture Capital Fund and New Zealand Green Investment Finance

Best Ethical Financial Adviser

The finalists are: Ethical Investing NZ, Money Matters, and Rutherford Rede.

Best Media Reporting on Ethical Investing

The finalists are: Daniel Smith/Good Returns, Deleted/Stuff Circuit, John Berry in collaboration with Stuff, and Rob Stock/Stuff.

 To read more and enter the awards click here.

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As a sponsor your organisation will be associated with this high-profile awards evening on ethical investment which celebrates responsible investing as the wave of the future. The event will bring together leaders in the finance and major corporates, government regulators, media and opinion formers.

You will be associated with the launch of a major campaign to take responsible investing into the public mainstream.

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