For ATA members in the central Sydney area
ATA Sydney branch meeting - Ethical Investment - Change in Your PocketMarch 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm
When: Monday 14 March, 6:00pm to a 6:30-7:30pm start.
Where: Interface head office and showroom, 101 Chalmers St Surry Hills (click here for a map).
This month we are looking at the sustainability of how we choose to invest. If you would like a primer you can read the article "Investing for the Environment" in ReNew 112.
Speaker: Trevor Thomas B Ec. (Hons.) MBA CFP is the Managing Director of Ethinvest, where he has worked since 1997. He is also a Trustee of the John T Reid Charitable Trust, the McKinnon Family Foundation and a Director of the Difference Incubator, a hub for Social Enterprise in Melbourne. Prior to joining Ethinvest, Trevor worked for six years in Paraguay in Economic and Community Development and before that as an economist in the wholesale financial markets. His own Super Fund is fossil fuel free and has signed on to the www.divestfossilfuels.org.au pledge site.
Talk summary: Ethical Investment - Change in Your Pocket
The presentation will be wide-ranging and provide real insight into how you can rethink your personal household finances through:
- Ethical, Responsible and Impact Investing - the current state of play
- Shareholder activism - the pros and cons of divestment
- Practical ways to direct your savings to good investments
- Ethical Investing into the future.
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Directions and further details:
Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
The Interface head office and showroom is located within the heritage-listed 101 Chalmers Street building in Sydney. Access from Central Station involves turning right as you leave the Devonshire St exit, and then a short walk with a second, almost immediate right - if you get to to Prince Alfred Park you have gone too far!
Look for a two-storey red brick and sandstone building that adjoins a single-storey library, known as the ‘Railway Institute Building’. Entrance is at the rear of this building that has been faithfully restored and redesigned with stunning interiors, turning it into a showcase of environmental sustainability. Due to our proximity to Central Station, we encourage attendees to catch public transport to this event as nearby parking is limited.
Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted.
The ATA is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.
Thanks for your ongoing support of the ATA Sydney Central Branch.
ATA Sydney Central Branch - Co-convenor
Email Direct to [email protected]
Phone: 0403 911 083