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Simon O'Connor
  • Simon O'Connor (CEO of Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

    Simon O'Connor

    CEO of Responsible Investment Association Australasia

    Simon operates at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability and has extensive international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant across finance, corporate and not for profit sectors.

    Simon works with RIAA’s 450+ member organisations with the goal of delivering on RIAA’s mission of promoting, advocating for, and supporting approaches to responsible investment that align capital with achieving a healthy and sustainable society, environment and economy.

    Simon is active across the region and internationally in responsible investment and sustainable finance initiatives. He sits as an advisory member to the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute, working group member of the Toitū Tahua Centre for Sustainable Finance, Chair of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, as well as a member of the National Advisory Board on Impact Investing in New Zealand.

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A Stewardship Code for New Zealand
Jorge WaaymanErica MilesPhilip Houghton-BrownNicola Swan

The eagerly-awaited Stewardship Code will be launched at RI Aotearoa NZ 2022, providing guiding principles around stewardship for responsible investors in Aotearoa. Hear from experts involved in developing the Code about how it will drive stronger investor ownership practices to protect and enhance long-term value.

  • Jorge Waayman (Manager, ESG Research at Harbour Asset Management)

    Jorge Waayman

    Manager, ESG Research at Harbour Asset Management
  • Erica Miles (Director of West Nine Consulting Limited)

    Erica Miles

    Director of West Nine Consulting Limited
  • Philip Houghton-Brown (Head of Investment Solutions at BT Funds Management NZ)

    Philip Houghton-Brown

    Head of Investment Solutions at BT Funds Management NZ
  • Nicola Swan (Partner at Chapman Tripp)

    Nicola Swan

    Partner at Chapman Tripp
The changing face of disclosure
Paul GregorySusan QuinnDr Amelia SharmanLee White

With ESG and sustainability disclosures on the radar for regulators globally, including the development of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), being ready for the future of disclosure is now essential for companies and investors. Hear from regulators and standard setters on how the world is shaping up for consistent, comparable sustainability reporting.

  • Paul Gregory (Director of Investment Management and Acting Director of Capital Markets at Financial Markets Authority)

    Paul Gregory

    Director of Investment Management and Acting Director of Capital Markets at Financial Markets Authority
  • Susan Quinn (Head, Policy and Advocacy at Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

    Susan Quinn

    Head, Policy and Advocacy at Responsible Investment Association Australasia
  • Dr Amelia Sharman (Director Sustainability Reporting of External Reporting Board)

    Dr Amelia Sharman

    Director Sustainability Reporting of External Reporting Board
  • Lee White (Executive Director of IFRS Foundation)

    Lee White

    Executive Director of IFRS Foundation
Morning tea break
Losing social licence
Victoria HarrisFrances SweetmanHamish McNicolSteffan Berridge

The response from investors was swift for DGL. What was achieved, and what can be learned to help us have a greater impact into the future?

  • Victoria Harris (Portfolio Manager at Devon Funds)

    Victoria Harris

    Portfolio Manager at Devon Funds
  • Frances Sweetman (Head of Sustainable Investment and a Portfolio Manager of New Zealand equities at Milford Asset Management)

    Frances Sweetman

    Head of Sustainable Investment and a Portfolio Manager of New Zealand equities at Milford Asset Management
  • Hamish McNicol (Co-Editor at National Business Review)

    Hamish McNicol

    Co-Editor at National Business Review
  • Steffan Berridge (CIO at Kiwi Invest)

    Steffan Berridge

    CIO at Kiwi Invest
Te Ao Māori Investing-An Aotearoa New Zealand approach to responsible investment
Jo KellyJodi HaywardFonteyn Moses-Te Kani

This session will explore Te Ao Māori. How acknowledging the interconnectedness and interrelationship of all living and non-living things can apply more broadly to investment finance and investment markets. We will showcase work with Māori communities to improve economic outcomes, efforts to scale up Te Ao Māori view within economics and finance, applying the unique Te Ao Māori view to investing.

  • Jo Kelly (Chief Executive at Toitū Tahua-Centre for Sustainable Finance)

    Jo Kelly

    Chief Executive at Toitū Tahua-Centre for Sustainable Finance
  • Jodi Hayward (Chief Executive Officer at Te Pai Roa Tika o te Taitokerau)

    Jodi Hayward

    Chief Executive Officer at Te Pai Roa Tika o te Taitokerau
  • Fonteyn Moses-Te Kani (Head of Maori, Iwi, Diversity and Inclusion at Westpac New Zealand Limited)

    Fonteyn Moses-Te Kani

    Head of Maori, Iwi, Diversity and Inclusion at Westpac New Zealand Limited
Lunch break
Collaborating for impact
Katie BeithSimon O'ConnorConor Roberts

In response to the March 2019 Christchurch mosque terror attacks that killed 51 and injured 40 people, New Zealand’s government-owned investors, supported by 105 global investors representing approximately NZD$13.5 trillion, began a collaborative effort to engage the world’s three largest social media companies (Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter). Their aim was to strengthen controls to prevent the livestreaming and dissemination of objectionable content.

  • Katie Beith (Head of ESG at Forsyth Barr)

    Katie Beith

    Head of ESG at Forsyth Barr
  • Simon O'Connor (CEO of Responsible Investment Association Australasia)

    Simon O'Connor

    CEO of Responsible Investment Association Australasia
  • Conor Roberts (Senior Communications Strategist at New Zealand Superannuation Fund)

    Conor Roberts

    Senior Communications Strategist at New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Ending Modern Slavery: what’s next for investors in Aotearoa New Zealand
Gary ShawMåns Carlsson OAMArti PrasadMin Wah Voon

Modern slavery is one of the top ESG issues for investors around the world. Now that Aotearoa New Zealand has held a consultation on a legislative response to modern slavery and worker exploitation, forced labour, people trafficking and slavery, what can investors expect? What can we learn from the experience in other jurisdictions? What role can investors play to strengthen our collective efforts to end modern slavery?

  • Gary Shaw (Social Impact Manager at KMD Brands)

    Gary Shaw

    Social Impact Manager at KMD Brands
  • Måns Carlsson OAM (Head of ESG at Ausbil Investment Management)

    Måns Carlsson OAM

    Head of ESG at Ausbil Investment Management
  • Arti Prasad (Senior Investment Strategist at NZ Superfund)

    Arti Prasad

    Senior Investment Strategist at NZ Superfund
  • Min Wah Voon (Program Manager at RIAA)

    Min Wah Voon

    Program Manager at RIAA
Afternoon tea break
Conflict, war and the challenges for ESG – RIAA's Human Rights Working Group
Fauve KurnadiPablo BerruttiJohn Berry

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has laid bare risks to investors in a world of constant geopolitical challenges. Companies and corporate executives are being prosecuted for being complicit in war crimes in other jurisdictions. This session will provide an introduction to corporate risk and responsibility under international humanitarian law, providing investors with all they need to know about doing responsible business in a situation of armed conflict, and what best practice looks like under the laws of war.

  • Fauve Kurnadi (Legal Adviser - International Humanitarian Law at Australian Red Cross)

    Fauve Kurnadi

    Legal Adviser - International Humanitarian Law at Australian Red Cross
  • Pablo Berrutti (Senior Investment Specialist at Stewart Investors)

    Pablo Berrutti

    Senior Investment Specialist at Stewart Investors
  • John Berry (CEO of Pathfinder Asset Management)

    John Berry

    CEO of Pathfinder Asset Management
Fuelling the transition. Insights from a CEO on financing emission reductions
Mike FugeCraig Stent

On the couch discussion with Contact Energy CEO Mike Fuge. Unpacking the innovation required to move a carbon heavy organisation towards reduced emissions and Paris alignment.

  • Mike Fuge (Chief Executive Officer at Contact Energy)

    Mike Fuge

    Chief Executive Officer at Contact Energy
  • Craig Stent (Head of Equities at Harbour Asset Management)

    Craig Stent

    Head of Equities at Harbour Asset Management
Conference wrap up
Matthew Mimms
  • Matthew Mimms (Director of The Investment Store)

    Matthew Mimms

    Director of The Investment Store

    Matthew Mimms is the Founder and Managing Director of The Investment Store. Matt has over 30 year's experience in financial services in both the UK and New Zealand. Immediately prior to establishing the Investment Store, Matt was head of Retail Sales and Service at BT Funds Management.

    Matt has been integrally involved in the NZ investment and financial adviser industry for 20 years including a 2 year stint as Chair of the Auckland branch for the then named Financial Planners and Insurance Advisers Association. Matt is a strong advocate for responsible investing and is currently a board member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA).

    He has a business degree from the University of Sheffield (UK) and a Diploma in Business Studies (personal financial planning) from Massey University.

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