Rodger has extensive experience presenting educational seminars dating back over 30 years to when at age 20 he was one of New Zealand’s youngest full-time lecturers in business. Over the years he has presented many responsible investment seminars for investors in contexts ranging from the University of Auckland Center for Continuing Education to in-house for the clients of accountants and lawyers.
Money Matters educational seminars cover subjects such as key investment planning principles and practices, responsible investment principles and practices, economic and investment markets updates and updates on responsible investment activity. These seminars are led by Rodger and often include guest speakers from fund managers. Unsolicited follow-up feedback from one client to our first seminar of 2013 was:
We want to thank you for a very interesting morning. You are a born teacher and looked as though you were thoroughly enjoying yourself!
Another of our 2013 seminars was titled: 'What is it to be a responsible investor?' This session explored how the concept of responsible investing is not only what you invest in, but also the relationship you have with the companies as well as the broader policy debates relevant to investors. Using examples from corporate governance, climate change and company management of supply chains, clients were shown examples of how engaging with companies can provide a better outcome for investors and broader society.
Clients also received a preview of Rodger’s responsible investment chapter in the international book Authentic Leadership: Conflicts, Convergences and Coalescences (Editors: Professor Donna Ladkin and Dr Chellie Spiller). Using examples from telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy and the world's third-largest consumer goods company , it was shown how investors and businesses who take a wider and longer perspective can do well and do good.
Follow-up feedback from a client to this seminar was:
Thank you for hosting the informative seminar this morning. It is always good to have the values of responsible investment espoused and it seems so obvious one wonders why all investment is not based on such principles. We enjoyed your enthusiasm for the topic.
If you are an accountant or lawyer looking to provide quality information to your clients on responsible investments, you can do this by hosting a Money Matters seminar. If you are an employer looking to assist your employees by assisting them to obtain information on responsible investment planning you can host a Money Matters seminar. These seminars can be customised to your preferred time and can be held either at your offices or our own. We work with you in designing the best possible seminar package to suit your business and your clients or staff.