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    Weekly Club Meeting - Wed, 9th February (Evening Meeting)

    Guest Speaker Emma Herd, EY Oceania Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Service

    Time 17.50 for 18.00-19.00

    Venue Online only via ZOOM


    Topic ' The Rise and Rise of ESG: Can Capital Save the Planet' 
    ESG has become one of the most talked about investment themes of the decade. In Australia, more than 42% of all assets under management in 2021 were invested through responsible super funds. But where did it come from and what is it trying to achieve? Why is capitalism suddenly trying to save the planet? How much is greenwashing versus real change? And how can I use my super and my money to create positive social and environmental change.

    Join us to hear more key questions, such as:

    • What is Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and where did it come from?
    • How climate change became one of the biggest investment themes of the 21st century

    Understanding the role of your super and others things you can do to ensure your money is making the world a better place.

    Speaker Emma Herd, Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability, Ernst & Young

    Emma is a Partner with EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability team and is a skilled professional with over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainable finance and sustainability practice. Prior to joining EY, Emma was Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) (2015-2021) and Environment Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission (2020-2021). Previously, Emma worked at Westpac for over 15 years across a range of sustainability, environment, sustainable finance, climate change, carbon trading and ESG risk management roles. Emma is a regular media contributor on climate change matters and a respected voice on climate transition implications for business.

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