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Minister Shaw’s Insights into the Climate-Related Disclosures Bill

Climate change is one of the key factors driving responsible investing. Financial markets globally are playing a major part in shifting investment away from emission-intensive activities and towards a lower-emission economy.

New Zealand is leading the charge and is likely to be the first country in the world to make climate-related reporting compulsory for the financial sector.

Compliance to these increasing reporting requirements places additional pressure on the financial sector in New Zealand, however overall it will help investors, shareholders and companies to assess climate-related risks and opportunities and make more informed decisions.

Join us for an open conversation with Minister Shaw who will give his insights into the passing of this bill and answer questions on the challenges and opportunities in this space now and in the future.

Attendees can submit their questions for the Minister at registration or here, to be included for discussion during the session.

Recommended pre-reading for this event can be found here: New Zealand’s Climate Disclosure Bill status.

This is the first of two sessions taking place to discuss the Climate Disclosure Bill, the next is an in-person event being held in February in Auckland. 


Minister James Shaw - Minister for Climate Change and Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity) - New Zealand Government
Minister Shaw is a Co-leader of the Green Party and has been a Member of Parliament since 2014. He’s had a successful career in management consulting, primarily in London, where he lived from 1998 to 2010. He believes that, with vision and purpose, politicians can bring the large-scale, transformational change that is needed to build a truly inclusive economy, and a healthier planet. His diverse business experience and expertise, from working for multinational corporates through to local start-ups and community organisations, enables him to lead the Green Party and New Zealanders towards a high-tech post-carbon economy and society.
Leeanna Kohn-Hardy - Founder - Finappster
Having participated in the Creative HQ Incubation Programme and Atto Accelerator, Leeanna’s leading the development of finappster™ - a fintech platform that provides automated, SDG-aligned reporting to asset managers so that they can share assurances of the socially responsible activities of investee companies to their investors. In her own time, Leeanna is on the Executive Council of FinTechNZ and co-chairs the WealthTech working group; is a participant of the Sustainable Business Network; and manages her own Meetup group – the Sustainable Network.
Executive Director - FinTechNZ


Oct 20
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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