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Recent Event


Ko nga pae tata, whakamaua kia tina
For the near horizon and opportunities! Seize them!

On 28 May 2020 7.00 pm NZST (8.00 am BST/9am CEST), the McGuinness Institute, Simpson Grierson, and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion to hear the perspectives of some of the world’s thought leaders on climate change and finance:

  • Speaker 1: Mark Carney (United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England)
  • Speaker 2: Adrian Orr (Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
  • Speaker 3: James Shaw (Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Statistics and Associate Minister for Finance)

To manage Aotearoa New Zealand’s transition to a low-carbon future, every professional financial decision must take climate change into account. How do we manage this transition? How essential is disclosure in achieving this?

For the first part of the roundtable, the panellists discuss pathways to rapidly achieving this goal in the near future with a particular focus on the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

The second part was a Q&A between the panellists and Angela Mentis (CEO, Bank of New Zealand); Matt Whineray (CEO, NZ Super Fund); Mardi McBrien (CEO, CDSB); and Martijn Wilder (founding partner, Pollination Group).

The Background Note on the event is available to read here. Watch the recorded webinar here or below.

Thank you

Thank you to Trevor Moeke (principal advisor at New Zealand Treasury and Māori leader) for providing his insights; and Pollination Group for the technical support.

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