New Zealand was the first country in the world to legislate climate-related reporting for the financial sector.
Hear from government personnel and representatives from industries impacted by this legislation. Our panel of experts will discuss:
- Expectations about the extent of emissions removed by the financial sector
- Some insights into the XRB’s upcoming consultation on Strategy, Metrics and Targets
- Managing the increasing regulatory reporting requirements, and
- Where innovation and technology can help.
Join us for an open conversation online with stakeholders from across the finance industry who will give their perspectives on challenges and opportunities in this space now and in the future.
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.
- Director Climate Standards - External Reporting Board
Dr Sharman has an extensive background in climate and sustainability policy areas, most recently as Head of Policy at Ara Ake, the entity responsible for accelerating energy innovation to support New Zealand's transition to a low-emissions energy future. Previously, Dr Sharman worked for the New Zealand Productivity Commission where she developed the Commission’s final recommendation on the climate-related disclosure regime for New Zealand.
Prior to this, Dr Sharman was a consultant to the European Commission while at consulting firm Amec Foster Wheeler (now part of Wood), focusing on climate and energy policy. She also worked for the International Hydropower Association where she contributed to the international implementation of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.
- Co-founder, CEO & Resident Wayfinder - Pathfinder Asset Management
John believes ethical investing can fund a better, fairer world. For over a decade he’s embedded this belief in a series of award-winning, innovative ethical funds, including Pathfinder’s KiwiSaver plan which recently won Mindful Money’s Best Ethical KiwiSaver Fund award.
Pathfinder’s investments are positively impacting social housing, climate action, microfinance for women and clean water. According to Morningstar, it’s the only KiwiSaver with all its funds ranking in the top 3 for returns in 2020 and 2021. As well as returns, Pathfinder’s progressive social enterprise KiwiSaver model helps fund 20 Kiwi charities. Right now, John’s mission of growing individual wealth and collective well-being is exactly what we need.
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.
Ngaio has a real passion for relationship management and her key strengths lie in relationships, strategic thinking and innovation. In addition to her background in physics, deep tech, and innovation she’s the Chair of KiwiNet and a savvy, experienced fund manager, with extensive networks in New Zealand’s early-stage entrepreneurial circles, who is authentic and kind, and possesses a knack for knowing just what kind of support her founders need.