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In this edition

  • Our Wildlife Needs Your Help
  • How to be involved in Grey Power Climate Protectors
  • Socially positive ethical stock – Nanuk New World Fund
  • Order of Australia Award – Affirmative Investment Management’s Stephen Fitzgerald
  • Join former US Vice President Al Gore in Brisbane
  • Awareness information for telephone scams
  • De-mystifying Ethical Investment jargon – ‘Green Bonds’

Our Wildlife Needs Your Help
One of our clients is currently overwhelmed caring for wildlife in Northern NSW, she alerted us today that we need more wildlife carers, training up & taking in injured or abandoned wildlife.
Unfortunately, the trees are late in providing food, so many of the animals are low on food & also there is a lack of water & extreme heat is causing distress.

SE Qld  – Wildcare is the place to go.
https://wildcare.org.au/

Training calendar

Northern Rivers – Wildlife Carers or Wires
https://www.wildlifecarers.com/
http://www.wiresnr.org/

Tweed Valley – Wildlife Carers
http://tvwc.org.au/


Grey Power Climate Protectors plan to use their #GreyPower to get
 
climate change high on the agenda this election, having a lot of fun while doing it. 

They are recruiting people for massive 50 DAY PROTESTS in 

key marginal electorates ripe for engagement on climate change. 

If you have always wanted to get actively involved, but
never thought there was a place for you, or didn't know how - then here is
the chance! The group will be holding training days, and ensuring all new
people are joined by wonderful experienced older people in their first
action! Like their Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/GreyPowerEarth/>
Sign Up for updates here
and check out the two 50-Day Protests in Brisbane
and Melbourne  if you are in those areas.

You can register to be part of these 50-Day Protests here:

 Brisbane  and  Melbourne.

Socially positive ethical stock – Nanuk New World Fund

The  Fund  invests  globally  in companies  involved  in  clean  energy,  energy  efficiency,  agriculture,  water,  waste  management,  recycling, pollution control and advanced manufacturing and materials

 

Nanuk New World Fund Industry commentary:

VW has raised its volume target for its first EV platform by 50%, from 10 to 15 million vehicles.

Amazon (a Fund investment) is also emerging as a major investor in mobility, announcing a $700m investment in Rivian, a private developer of electric trucks.
The  Indian  government meanwhile approved a scheme to spend $1.4 billion to subsidise sales of electric and hybrid vehicles as part  of  efforts  to  curb  pollution  and  reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
The  renewable  energy  industry  saw  noteworthy progress  from  an  unusual  source  in  the  form  of Google’s AI division, DeepMind. The application of DeepMind’s  machine  learning  algorithms  to historical  meteorological  data  has  allowed  better prediction  of  local  weather  conditions  up  to  36 hours in advance and has delivered a 20% increase in the value of output from a 700MW fleet of wind farms. The primary value driver was the ability to bid the farms’ power in advance, which is more valuable to the grid than unpredictable power.
US States using large scale battery  energy  storage, Ironically  the project is being developed to provide more reliable power to the oil & gas industry in the Permian Basin, where electricity supply is restricted by lack of grid infrastructure.


Order of Australia Award – Affirmative Investment Management’s Stephen Fitzgerald

Stephen Fitzgerald Managing Partner at Affirmative Investment Management has been honored this past Australia Day with an Order of Australia award for his distinguished service to the investment management sector, to Australia-Europe business relations and to cultural and environmental philanthropy.

The Officer of the Order (AO) recognises distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large.


Join former US Vice President in Brisbane this 5-7 June

The Climate Reality Project will hold its 41st Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Brisbane this year. Join former Vice President Al Gore at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and gain the skills, knowledge, and network to shape public opinion, influence policy, and inspire your community to act  for climate solutions at this critical time.

Learn more & Apply By April 18

Awareness information for telephone scams

Scams come in all shapes and sizes. Have you received an offer that seems too good to refuse, or a request to donate to a good cause?  The ACCC has seen the devastating effects scams can have on people and their families. One of the best ways to combat this type of fraud is to stay one step ahead of the scammers by being aware of scams and how to protect yourself.

A recent example:
A phone call scam with an automated message saying they were from Centrelink & there has been a change in payments & to press 1 if you receive Centrelink.

Action to take : If you receive an automated message and it has to do with money, then you should seek your own confirmation by 1st hanging up and then going on-line to Centrelink for example to see if there is any updates.  You will be able to view any updates here safely.

SeeTypes of scams


De-mystifying Ethical Investment jargon – ‘Green Bonds’
 


Disclaimer 

The contents of this newsletter are intended as general advice only.  No specific person’s circumstances, financial situation or objectives have been taken into consideration.  You should not act on the information provided without seeking personal advice from an appropriately qualified financial planner. Research sources: CAER Corporate Monitor & Eco Investor. While the source has been verified as reliable, the actual content has not been checked for accuracy.  Consequently Ethical Investment Advisers does not warrant the accuracy of the information nor accept liability for any errors in the data.

 

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