Greenwashing: how to know it when you see it (with John Berry, co-founder Pathfinder Asset Management)
This week, Leighton and Alice host John Berry from Pathfinder Asset management. John discusses greenwashing and how to work out if companies really mean it when they talk about sustainability. Lunch Money is made for you, by Shareises. Episodes are recorded fortnightly. Register for upcoming episodes and submit your questions over on Crowdcast (https://www.crowdcast.io/sharesies). If there are any companies, fund managers, or other special guests you’d like to see on Lunch Money, flick us an email at email@example.com to let us know! Subscribe to the Lunch Money email newsletter for bite-sized market updates three times a week: https://www.sharesies.nz/lunch-money Or, if you’re looking for a daily recap of the events shaping the New Zealand, Australian, and US share markets, tune in to our Recap podcast: https://www.sharesies.nz/recap Investing involves risk. You aren’t guaranteed to make money, and you might lose the money you start with. We don’t provide personalised advice or recommendations—for specific advice, speak to a licensed financial advice provider. Any information we provide is general only and current at the time.
John Berry, Pathfinder on The Power of Ethical Investing
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Episode Five, with co-founder and CEO John Berry of Pathfinder, an ethical investment company and KiwiSaver provider who manages funds actively investing in companies doing good where the environment and social impact is a priority. John highlights what ethical investing is, how you can invest ethically, and Pathfinder's methods to ensure they are making the best decisions to bring value while keeping values aligned to the planet and people. The podcast is a great resource to learn about ethical investing in an easy-to-understand conversation. John also highlights ways to find your purpose, help change the world, and discusses his thoughts on the future of business and investing. To learn more and support Pathfinders good work, check them out here - https://www.path.co.nz/
Do you own a business? Are you an executive in a corporation? You may want to listen to this discussion with John Berry talking about why thousands of faith-driven, results-minded CEOs and executives meet in C12 Business Forums monthly to both encourage and challenge one another. These powerful groups of peers work together to make better decisions, avoid costly mistakes, and create solid plans for business growth, all while striving to create eternal impact far beyond the bottom line.
#54 Ethical investment firm creating income for nonprofits, John Berry co-founder Pathfinder
John Berry, co-founder of ethical investment company Pathfinder joined Purposely Podcast to share his story.John along with Paul Brownsey set-up Pathfinder Asset Management in 2009 and over the last decade they have marked themselves out as leaders in responsible investment. They launched their first ethical fund in 2010 and have since established a track record for not only delivering great returns, but also doing so responsibly and ethically. Pathfinder is now part of Alvarium Wealth.What's the mission and purpose of Pathfinder?‘The way we invest our money has real world impacts. Our mission is investing ethically to grow individual wealth and collective well-being, so there's two parts to that. The first part wealth, where we're managing people’s money (as well as organisations) and we want to make them as much money as we possibly can and we're driven by financial purpose of fantastic investment returns. But the wellbeing part is just as important from a personal and a social and environmental well-being perspective. We're trying to generate good outcomes, not just avoid harm, but generate good outcomes through the way we invest.’Have we reached a time in history when investing ethically no longer means low returns?‘I think that is an excellent question. Because the biggest hurdle we've had to overcome over the last 10 years is the preconception that if you invest ethically, it will cost you in terms of returns. I think we're now at a point where people now know that you can have both. An example of this is our KiwiSaver ethical fund which has enjoyed stellar returns. We put that down to good investment decisions but also the fact that we're focusing on companies with good environmental and social metrics and these companies tend to be more resilient. So yes, you can have both.’Does Pathfinder regularly generate funds for good causes?‘We have taken a social enterprise approach with our KiwiSaver (pension fund) generating awesome returns for investors at the same time as making a positive impact on communities. We’ve both been personally involved in charities, Men's Health Trust for me and Paul’s been involved in Arthritis New Zealand. We understand the main problem for charities, particularly smaller charities, is sourcing consistent funding - long term passive income streams that they can rely on. We were scratching our heads thinking how we can use financial markets to overcome that problem. So, our solution is our KiwiSaver fund where we charge normal fees and give 20% of that to our family of charities. We want to be giving $50,000 a year to each of the 17 charities we support, and we are getting closer to that.’You have spent a lot of time living abroad? What made you come home to New Zealand?‘I lived overseas for years through the 90’s and originally I wanted to drive from London to Kathmandu. While we didn't make it, we did get to spend a lot of time in Syria and Jordan which was really interesting. I also worked in London for several great companies including Deutsche Bank. It was a difficult transition coming back, however, it felt like the right time to do it. The decision was based around my family and our kids were about to start school. I had also experienced anxiety issues while I was working and I just knew for my own mental health and for my family that I needed a change. I spent such long hours working through weekends and nights and it was very, very intense. Not the healthiest thing for me or for my family. So, coming back to New Zealand gave me some headspace, an opportunity to reset and eventually launch Pathfinder and it also gave me the opportunity to be really involved in my kids.’--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mark-longbottom2/message
John & Heyang welcome Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and country music star John Berry to The Bridge. His soaring vocals and heartfelt songs include "Beautifully Broken" "She's Taken A Shine" and "The Richest Man." Berry shares his incredible journey, which includes undergoing brain surgery when his song "Your Love Amazes Me" hit #1 on the charts, and beating throat cancer in 2019, and his triumphant return to performing.
Epiosde 54 - John Berry - Roy Rocket a Brighton legend
The Paddock and The Pavilion
Newmarket trainer and Sky Sports presenter John Berry gives a heartfelt tribute to Roy Rocket, the Brighton Racecourse legend who died suddenly on the gallops of a heart attack on 9 April.Roy won his first race at Brighton in April 2015 and went on to win 9 times at the Sussex track. and become a fans favourite In December 2018 Roy, the popular grey went on to win the Racehorse Owners Association special acheivement award.Please subscribe to us on Apple podcasts, Google, Soundcloud, Spotify or StitcherConnect with us on Twitter & Facebook @ThePaddandPav
Fame is not a decision you make. It’s a lot more work, and it’s a lot of fairy dust. -John Berry Let’s turn back time to 1979 when singer/songwriter/guitarist John Berry had big dreams and the patience to see them through. A brilliant singer with a gift for storytelling and the ability to connect with … Continue reading John Berry & Robin Berry →
College Trail Tales - Bassin' Stories with John Berry! Fins to Forest S.2 E.7
Fins to Forest
Possibly my favorite of the Fins to Forest podcasts so far! I sit down with John and we replay some of our favorite, funniest, and worst fishing memories during our college fishing years at Tennessee Tech. Share your favorite fishing story in the comments or with our Instagram page, we'd love to read them!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sam-carris/support
Unite IE 01-30-2021 Greg Brittain & John Berry guest host
Greg Brittain and guest host John Berry talk with Attorney Robert Tyler from Advocates for Faith & Freedom about the shutting down of churches and Mark Morano from Climatedepot.com about President Biden's overreach with executive orders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our media path brings us to Nashville for some quality time with John and Robin Berry whose new podcast, Faith, Family and Friends pulls you around their virtual coffee table for meaningful conversations about the things that matter most. John Berry is a music city icon. His hits include Standing On The Edge of Goodbye and Your Love Amazes Me. We are talking about Glen Campbell, Charlie Daniels, Garth and Tricia and how we pull together to pull through difficult times. Plus Fritz and Weezy recommend Wild Thing, the new Jimi Hendrix book, The Spy and The Traitor by Ben McIntyre, The Rainman Twins and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.Path Points of InterestJohn Berry.ComJohn Berry on YoutubeThe Graduation SongThe Richest ManBeautifully Broken FilmWild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi HendrixBy Phillip NormanOther Hendrix sites:JimiHendrix.comJimi Hendrix on Biography.comThe Spy and the Traitor by Ben McIntyreBen MacIntyre.comThe Rainman Twins: from Dave Wagner