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The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot – Webinar

  SUMMARY We co-sponsored this webinar, which took place on November 29th. It is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/e5ukippu6ewye4ne2dy7n/The-Behavioural-Crisis-Driving-Ecological-Overshoot.mp4?rlkey=z94s63m1lfwltjij4ig3t0d2q&dl=0 Apologies for the poor sound quality. This webinar was presented by the following guests: Joseph J. Merz is the Co-founder of a number of organisations. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Merz Institute – a research …

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Unlearning Economics”, on 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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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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