Ethical Investment Week is an opportunity for Australians and New Zealanders to learn more about investing in line with their ethics. #EthicalInvestWk
Ethical Investment Week
Now in its eighth year, Ethical Investment Week highlights and communicates the objectives and benefits of ethical investments. Ethical Investment Week is co-ordinated by the Ethical Adviser's Co-Op, a group of leading financial experts and ethical advisers.
It's purpose is to give you an opportunity to ensure your investments are best suited to your beliefs, attitudes and ethics by consulting with advisers who are specialists in this area.
Ethical Investment Week 2021 will be held 25th October to 31st October.
Wayfinding for Ethical Investment
Draw on the ancient tradition of “wayfinding” to help navigate the uncharted territory of a post-pandemic world and create more positive impact.
In its simplest definition, wayfinding is about observing the natural world in order to work out your location, orient yourself towards your destination, set a course to get you there, then dynamically respond to signs as you journey. Think of the legendary sea-faring prowess of Polynesian navigators, and the rich Aboriginal tradition of exploring and guiding.
Wayfinders go beyond the known. They take journeys of discovery to new horizons. The principles of wayfinding have developed through action and practice in deep intimacy with an ever-changing world. It’s a human story of journeying through life sustainably, collectively, equitably and respectfully; as much about the journey as it is about reaching the destination.
Wayfinding is as relevant for our times as it has been throughout history. By drawing upon ancient wisdom, modern wayfinders hold insights that can make a big difference for ethical investors, ethical businesses and a sustainable future.
Wayfinding in EIW 2021
During Ethical Investment Week (EIW) 2021 you will invited on a journey—not just about wayfinding and ethical investment but, more importantly, into wayfinding and ethical investment.
Integrating the wayfinding research of Professor Chellie Spiller with the ethical investment research of Dr Rodger Spiller, EIW 2021 will feature a webinar with Chellie and Rodger, including practical steps to help apply this wisdom. Prior to EIW, Chellie and Rodger will provide an article that will relate wayfinding to ethical investment advice and introduce the webinar.
Before October you are, of course, most welcome to explore wayfinding yourself and how you can relate it to your role as an ethical investor. Two excellent resources are Chellie’s Ted Talk and the book she co-authored, Wayfinding Leadership.
Wayfinding creates transformation
Ethical investment advisers and their clients are wayfinders. We are transforming the finance system and financing the transformation needed for a sustainable future. To dis-cover the new is to pull apart the old map, explore new and uncharted territory, and journey towards true wealth and wellbeing.
By measuring what really matters—reading the right signs—we can shift from short-termism and narrow thinking to a longer and wider view. We aim higher—to reduce environmental, social, and financial risk, and increase financial return by creating more positive environmental and social impact.
Join us and make EIW 2021 a turning point in our individual and collective journeys.
Videos & Documentaries
“It’s crazy that our banks and pensions are investing in fossil fuels, when these are the very thing that are jeopardizing the future that we are saving for. A renewable future will be full of benefits”
- Sir David Attenborough ‘A Life on Our Planet’.
Below is a list of five of our favourite documentaries, all available on Netflix, chosen by the ethical advisers' co-op.
Kiss The Ground
Cows can provide a solution to climate change? This film may surprise. To significantly mitigate the climate crisis, there are a lot of problems humans need to solve — and as the new Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground suggests, one of the biggest problems is right under your feet: the soil.
Narrated by Woody Harrelson, the star-studded film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet, while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
In this unique feature documentary, the celebrated naturalist reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime and the devastating changes he has seen.
The film addresses some of the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, providing a snapshot of global nature loss in a single lifetime. With it comes a powerful message of hope for future generations as Attenborough reveals the solutions to help save our planet from disaster.
Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. From the director of ‘Chasing Ice’ comes this epic adventure to capture our changing oceans.
A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.
This series explores the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home. Utilizing the latest technology, ‘Our Planet’ was filmed entirely in Ultra High Definition in over 50 countries. From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, it will open your eyes to the connections we all share. This series is narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Other Video Links:
Ellerston Capital: “Times are changing for ESG in Asia”
Ellerston Capital: “Times are changing for ESG in Asia”
Show your support
Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your money is used towards a positive future:
- Have a conversation with your bank about how they are using your money
- Invest in a sustainable project that improves our environment and our health
- Speak to an ethical financial adviser about ethical investment options
- Spread the word to your family and friends to make sure your money is used for positively good projects and investments
- Use the hashtag #EthicalInvestWk