Kia ora All,
Some updates in this message below and also was just asked to host a final free zoom Tuesday 13th December at noon on why Banks become a big barrier for charities and for purpose organisations to achieve their work. Will be in conversation with Ros Rice of Community Networks Aotearoa who are leading some research and Dr Jane Horan as well. You can sign up for it here. https://events.humanitix.com/charities-and-banks-what-gives I’ve helped set up probably 40 or so charities in the last year – our guide is here – and so many of them report that becoming a registered charity was far easier than simply opening a bank account due to AML and other requirements of banks. Participating in this survey being done may help change things. As usual feel free to hit “forward” on this to tell others or like/share this post about it…
This Friday is the deadline for submissions on the Charities Act changes. In the email below are links to the 4 sessions held during November on key issues. That was sent to the 400+ who attended one or more of those sessions.
Last week’s impact call have split into two audio episodes of seeds:
- here is the episode with Meng Foon on Race Relations in NZ
- and this is the one with Rory Birkbeck of Safe Surfer.
Spoke at Assembly of Investment Chairs in Auckland last week and this is a post about it as may interest if you are into impact investing and climate change.
Attached is information about a survey related to carbon offsetting – may be relevant to some of you to fill in? This is what Dr Sebastian Gehricke wrote: Associate Professor Sara Walton, Andre Poyser (PhD student) and myself are currently working on a research project for the Forestry Management Advisory Group (FMAG) on carbon offsetting. I was wondering if you might be able to help us distribute a survey to leaders within Businesses across New Zealand. A big benefit of responding to the survey, is to have FMAG hear our business leaders opinions/views on offsetting and carbon reduction more generally. I have provided a short summary of the project and benefits to respondents in the attached. Here is his email: Sebastian Gehricke firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wrote a short piece set in 2050 asking questions about autonomous vehicles that may interest https://www.thinkbeyond.co.nz/blog/futures-retrospective-the-autonomous-vehicles-transition/
Am currently turning this short story into a short picture book – fun process – you might enjoy it, on why our work matters (and if you’d be interested in a copy of the book let me know) https://www.theemptysquare.org/stories/the-apple-tree
I get on a plane in one week to head to Europe – travel is possible again – hope you all get a great chance to relax and recharge in coming months, and keep up the great work! 😊