I am one of the "nominees" for the scheme: the fund issues me with a bundle of shares from the fund so I can vote at shareholders meetings (I don't get the money from the shares, this is just a way to have a voice at the meetings).
Considerable research and thought has gone into the way the fund works. James Thier, undertook international research into such funds as a Churchill scholar.
“... Launched in July 2010, the Climate Advocacy Fund is a groundbreaking way to influence corporate
behaviour. The fund will pursue improved climate change performance from Australia’s largest
companies, principally through resolutions at annual general meetings.
Managed by Australian Ethical Investment, the Climate Advocacy Fund is the first fund of its kind in
the world. To find out more please come along to our seminar.
Pilgrim House Conference Centre
69 Northbourne Avenue
Thursday 28 October 2010 - 6-7pm
The seminars are free to attend. Light refreshments provided. Please bring along friends and family.
The speaker will be James Thier, one of the founding directors of Australian Ethical. James is also a
Churchill Fellow, having travelled to the US and Europe to study shareholder advocacy.
James will also outline how Australian Ethical’s other funds seek out and support leading sustainable
companies, and have been strong performers during recent share market volatility.
RSVP to Sally Rowland by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 02 6201 1902.
We look forward to seeing you there.
www.climateadvocacyfund.com.au | 1800 021 227
GPO Box 2435 Canberra ACT 2601 | ABN 47 003 188 930 | AFSL 229949