References

Book Review: Herman Daly’s Economics for a Full World: His Life and Ideas

This is available as a PDF here. BOOK REVIEW: HERMAN DALY’S ECONOMICS FOR A FULL WORLD: His Life and IdeasBook by Peter A. VictorReview by Jack Santa BarbaReview by Jack Santa Barbara, Ph.D.   New Zealand WEALL Hub Everyone in the Wellbeing Economy movement has an intellectual indebtedness to the work of Herman Daly, often cited …

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What is the Great Simplification?

Wise Response recommends this website with a series of podcasts and episodes exploring themes around degrowth. The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens is a podcast that explores the systems science underpinning the human predicament. Conversation topics will span human behavior, monetary/economic systems, energy, ecology, geopolitics and the environment.  The goal of the show is to …

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B Corporation, Transparency and Validity

B Corporation, Transparency and Validity Dr Robert Howell [1] Certified B Corporations state that they are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose   Certified B Corporations achieve a minimum verified score on the B Impact Assessment—a rigorous assessment of a …

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AMP Wealth Management New Zealand : Banks and Fossil Fuels

Dr Robert Howell September 2021   Introduction and Summary AMP has two separate entities. AMP Capital, based in Australia, is run separately from AMP Wealth Management New Zealand (AMPWMNZ) which operates the Kiwisaver Funds. Discussion of AMP Capital is not included in this analysis. This article describes and evaluates AMPWMNZ’s approach to ethical investing (which they …

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AMP Capital: Is it Responsible?

AMP Capital: Is it Responsible? Dr Robert Howell September 2021 Introduction and Summary AMP Capital’s approach to responsible investment is described, with its ESG Approach, its exclusions based on the concepts of harm or denial of humanity, and how it engages.  A brief description is given of the AMP Capital Ethical Leaders Global Shares Fund. …

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Generate and The Moral Bankruptcy of ESG

This report from Dr Robert Howell examines the New Zealand Kiwisaver fund ‘Generate’ and the ESG (environmental, social and governance) process it claims to adhere to. The report is reproduced below and is available as a PDF here. Generate and The Moral Bankruptcy of ESG Dr Robert Howell September 2021 In May 2021 The Economist crunched the …

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Workshop – Are there biophysical limits to growth?

Slides and Video of the Worshop are available now: Recording of the zoom meeting is available from Victoria University here, or on Youtube here. The Speakers slides are available here:   Associate Professor Simon Michaux (Geology) – pdf.   Professor Steve Keen (Economics) – powerpoint.   Professor Tim Jackson (Economics) – pdf   Professor Susan …

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The impacts of climate change on New Zealand – Bruce Anderson

Article first published in “Fightback”, March 2020 (by Bruce Anderson) Bruce Anderson is an ex-public servant who spent much of his working career at the Audit Office, but also had stints at KPMG, the Reserve Bank, State Services Commissions, and 6 years as CEO of the Leadership Development Centre.  Over the last decade he has …

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Simplicity and Vanguard Investment Funds: Follow Up

Simplicity and Vanguard Investment Funds: Follow Up Dr Robert Howell Introduction This article reports on discussions with Sam Stubbs, CEO of Simplicity, about the article Simplicity Fund and Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares Index Fund – Are They Ethical? and reflects on the processes of engagement and reporting for all funds.  That article assessed the …

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