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Mindful Money Conference & Awards 2023

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The 2023 Mindful Money Conference and Awards: Celebrating Leaders and Mobilising Investment for Climate Action

The Mindful Money Conference focuses on how the finance sector can channel investment towards the climate transition. It aims to engage participants in exploring strategies for the investment sector to meet the challenge of funding climate solutions, rather than perpetuating a high-emissions economy.

Following the conference, the third annual Mindful Money Awards ceremony will take place, honouring funds and individuals leading the movement to establish responsible investing as the new standard and positioning impact investing at the progressive forefront.


2023 Mindful Money Conference: Mobilising Climate Transition through Investment

2pm Welcome and Karakia

2.15pm Keynote address: Michael Stiassny, Corporate Leader and Long-standing Climate Advocate

2.30pm Panel Discussion: Climate Action through New Zealand Investment. Facilitated by Kate Vennell Deputy Chair of the Mindful Money Board.

  • Craig Weise - CEO of New Zealand Green Investment Finance
  • David Lewis - Investment Specialist
  • James Renwick - Climate Expert
  • Shannen Barns - Researcher 

3.10pm Collaborative discussion at tables

3.50pm Political Q&A facilitated by Bridget Coates, Centre for Sustainable Finance

  • National MP Simon Watts, Climate Change Spokesperson for National
  • Labour MP Ingrid Leary,  Chair of Finance and Expenditure Committee
  • Green MP, Julie-Anne Genter Finance Spokesperson for the Green Party

4.40pm Closing and networking - drinks and nibbles provided


2023 - Mindful Money Awards

The Mindful Money Awards celebrate the role that ethical and impact investing are playing in making money a force for good. They reflect the growing movement to re-orient investment finance towards sustainability and well-being, providing solutions to the mounting crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality.

5.10pm The Climate Challenge Video Address - Sir Jonathon Porritt

5.15pm State on NZ Climate Investing Report - Barry Coates

5.25pm Address - Frances Cook

5.40pm Awards MC - Jesse Mulligan

5.45pm Awards Ceremony

  • Best Ethical Retail Investment Provider
  • Best New Ethical Fund
  • Best Overseas Fund
  • Best Impact Investment Fund

Address and Judges Statement 

  • Most Effective Investment Fund for Climate Action
  • Best Media Reporting on Ethical Investment
  • Best Ethical Financial Adviser
  • Best Ethical KiwiSaver Provider

6.40pm Closing and thanks

Networking, drinks, and nibbles until 7.30pm 


A huge thanks to our sponsors: 

2023 Conference Sponsors

  • GOLD: Booster, New Zealand Green Investment Finance
  • SILVER: Medical Assurance Society
  • BRONZE: Devon, New Zealand Superfund, Pathfinder

2023 Awards Sponsors

  • SILVER: Mercer, Milford
  • BRONZE: Lifestages, New Zealand Green Investment Finance, Australian Ethical


You must not attend The Mindful Money Conference & Awards if the following applies to you or any members of your group:

  • You are currently subject to a 7-day isolation period
  • You are feeling unwell with symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/running nose, loss of sense of smell and/or taste)

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