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Financing the Future is a dynamic content project about impact investment. The format combines a briefing on impact investment in Aotearoa, NZ, video interviews with thought leaders, investment case studies, and provocations from experts working in the areas that offer immediate opportunities.

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The last will and testament of oil and gas

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has produced a next-to-useless report on our oil and gas sector. It is pure Past As Future (PAF), which is even worse than Business As Usual (BAU). It harkens back to the local sector’s glory days in the early 2000s when oil and gas production peaked and money for more exploration was ramping up. It takes no account of how dramatically the global oil...

Linking foods to our wisdom body and the environment

Have humans lost the ability to choose nourishing diets or has it been hijacked?  This question posed by emeritus professor Fred Provenza emerges after comparing findings from his 40 year career in livestock nutrition to human nutrition and is highlighted in his 2018 book Nourishment: What Animals can teach us about Rediscovering our Nutritional Wisdom.  As New Zealand farming gets squeezed by...

Impact investing case study: Ruapehu Alpine Lifts infrastructure bond

The following Case Study by Aaron Drew contributes to Financing the Future, our dynamic content project exploring the market opportunities for impact investment in Aotearoa New Zealand. Summary Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs the two main ski fields on Mt. Ruapehu, being Whakapapa and Tūroa. Increasing demand for accessing the maunga has been putting...

Case Study: Innovating Affordable Housing for the Community

Nicola Patrick talks with GM Dominic Foote The following Case Study featuring Dominic Foote forms one part of Financing the Future, our dynamic content project exploring the market opportunities for impact investment in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project is produced by Pure Advantage and promoted in association with the Impact Investing National Advisory Board Aotearoa New Zealand the Responsible...

Investing in a new textile economy

The following provocation by Bernadette Casey forms one part of Financing the Future, our dynamic content project exploring the market opportunities for impact investment in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project is produced by Pure Advantage and promoted in association with the Impact Investing National Advisory Board Aotearoa New Zealand and the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia...

Scale is vital for Impact Investment. Big deals attract big investors

The following provocation by Dr. David Hall forms one part of Financing the Future, our dynamic content project exploring the market opportunities for impact investment in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project is produced by Pure Advantage and promoted in association with the Impact Investing National Advisory Board Aotearoa New Zealand and the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia...

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