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Election 2020: Financial sector will have to report on climate change risk in world-first move

Stuff Henry Cooke and Thomas Coughlan 15 Sep 2020
Roughly 200 of New Zealand’s biggest companies and financial organisations will be made to report on climate change risk, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has announced.

The policy will force large financial organisations in New Zealand to disclose how exposed their business and investments are to climate change-related risk. Some entities, such as the NZ Super Fund, are already proactively disclosing such risks, ahead of the mandatory regime.

Climate change is a problem that requires global solidarity – just like coronavirus

Women's Agenda
We hosted the second instalment of the Women Leading Climate Action series on Tuesday, a virtual discussion in partnership with ActionAid Australia that aims to lift the voices of women who are leading on solutions and action on climate change.

Climate change and investment

Good Returns 11 Feb 2020 By Mint Asset Management
It was around this time last year that I went to the movies and saw Vice, starring one of my favourite actors Christian Bale portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to Vice President under the George W Bush administration.

There was a short scene in the film that just blew me away. It was when a public focus group was asked the question: “‘Global warming’ sounds bad doesn’t it, how do you feel about the term ‘climate change’?” Everyone agreed it sounded much less scary and the next day it was adopted all over the world through a brilliant PR marketing campaign.

Coronavirus: Economic stimulus is climate’s ‘Last Chance Saloon’

Marc Daalder of Newsroom (via Stuff)
As governments around the world prepare to spend billions of dollars to stimulate their economies, climate activists see these investments as the last chance for big spending on climate change, Marc Daalder reports

"We're out of time."

That's the alarm that Climate Change Minister James Shaw has been raising for anyone who will listen.

Why carbon emission reporting is important for your retirement wallet

Stuff David Boyle, 7 Feb 2020
OPINION: Australia is burning and too many New Zealand companies are behaving as if it's business as usual.

The debate on whether climate change is real or not has come and gone, the key question is what are we all going to do about it?

It's a question that should matter to anyone who is an investor, including the 3 million New Zealanders who are in KiwiSaver.

The United Nations is concerned that climate change could have a significant impact on financial markets and also the value of stocks you have money invested in, including through your Kiwisaver.

Investing to influence climate change

Money Management 6 Feb 2020, Chris Dastoor
When running for Prime Minister in the 2007 election, Kevin Rudd described climate change as “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time”.

Over time we’ve seen policies come and go, including the carbon pricing scheme enacted by the Gillard government in 2011.

Despite the ineffectiveness of public policy to take hold and be a catalyst, the market had slowly created options for consumers and investors to help contribute to change.

Why investing in coal mines could (maybe) be 'responsible investment'

Newsroom Nikki Mandow 18/12/19
Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Newsroom business editor Nikki Mandow looked into responsible investment, and found that it is way more complicated, nuanced - and interesting - than she could ever have imagined.

Why divest from fossil fuels?

Australian Ethical Investment David Macri 14 November 2019
Fossil fuel divestment can have a real impact on a company’s prospects. By refusing to invest in companies that are causing climate change we are denying them a social licence to operate.

Persistent Carbon Emissions Signal Global Climate Goal Is Out of Reach

Bloomberg By James Thornhill and Eric Roston December 4, 2019
While global carbon emissions growth is slowing, the persistent rise is a warning that governments aren’t doing enough to stave off the worst consequences of climate change, according to a new report.

Australian Ethical: Clear and present danger

13 November 2019 David Macri Chief Investment Officer Australian Ethical Investment Limited
I was in London early this month where I witnessed the climate change rallies in full swing. It was an extraordinary sight. The movement's supporters came from all walks of life. It could have easily been mistaken for a fun run if not for the placards railing against the environment crisis.