Is arts money funding the climate crisis? You might not think of yourself as an investor but if you have a bank account or superannuation, chances are your money could be harming the environment.Financial experts explain the influence of those holding the financial purse-strings and share the potential impact of divesting from fossil fuels to fund a better future.
Novo Wealth founder Paul Garner is a Certified Financial Planner® Professional with high level experience from his time at a ‘big 4’ Australian bank and boutique planning practice. Wanting to move beyond this [corporate] environment and offer clients more, he started Novo to deliver genuinely tailored wealth advisory services, with a focus on responsible investing. Paul is also a ‘real person’ – a dad, musician, footy-lover – who realised ethical investment needed greater recognition – and to be seen as more than an afterthought or token gesture in 21st century financial planning, given the world his [and everyone else’s] kids were growing up
Lewis Gurr-Stephen joined Market Forces in 2021 after working at as a data analyst at Swinburne University. He’s been volunteering with environmental justice groups such as Frontline Action on Coal and Forest Conservation Victoria since 2013. Now at Market Forces he monitors bank lending to fossil fuel projects and other financial data.