Category: Convocation

“The Future We Choose” – a book by Christiana Figueres.

Christiana Figueres is a founder of the Global Optimism group and was head of the UN climate change convention when the Paris agreement was achieved in 2015. She was also a key advisor behind Laudato Si’, and subsequent events and discussions within the global Catholic community. Catholic Earthcare community member Mary-Rose has suggested this book as…
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The blog and writings of Dr. Sandie Cornish

We had the pleasure of welcoming Sandie to Session 2 of our Convocation. You can find Sandie’s blog here: Dr Sandie Cornish is a practitioner in the field of Catholic Social Teaching.  She works with the Office for Social Justice of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and in private practice as a consultant. Sandie is a…
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Social justice statement from Bruce Duncan

Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy. Duncan.SJ Statement 2017-18. SUMMARY  of: Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy. Bruce Duncan, Zoom session Catholic Earthcare, Tuesday 15 September 2020. Three years ago the Australian bishops issued a Social Justice Statement which is extremely relevant to the economic crises we are facing today. It…
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Economics of fossil fuel divestment with Tim Buckley, IEEFA for Session 5.

Tim has kindly shared his slides from IEEFA on the current (September 2020) state of fossil fuel assets – and why it makes poor financial sense to invest in coal, petroleum and carbon industries. We really took note of some of the positives: Coal demand worldwide is dwindling, as the UK moves to greener alternatives…
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Green Bonds from Yen Wong, for Session 5. Investment that cares for our common home

Yen Wong, from Altius Asset Management has kindly shared her slides on green bonds with the Catholic Earthcare community. You can find them below. Find more information about Yen and Altius here:

Green Bonds, with Yen Wong from Altius Asset Management for Session 5

Yen is a seasoned Credit and ESG specialist who has expertise in both Australian and global corporate credit analysis, with investment grade and high yield companies, having spent more than 10 years as a credit analyst. Yen has led and implemented research processes, managed a team of analysts and integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG)…
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Tim Buckley and IEEFA – host of Session 4. ‘An economy that cares for our common home’

Tim is the director of Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, and has 25 years of financial markets experience, specializing in equity valuation, including as a top-rated analyst and as co-founder and managing director of Arkx Investment Management. We are incredibly privileged to host Tim as both chair, and panelist in several sessions of the Convocation.…
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Ross Garnaut’s book ‘Superpower’, as mentioned in Session 4. ‘An economy that cares for our common home’.

From: ‘The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.’—Ross Garnaut We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global…
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Bronwyn Ley’s Speaking Notes – Session 4. ‘An economy that cares for our common home’

Panellist Bronwyn Ley has kindly shared her speaking notes to distribute through the Convocation. We’ve copied the content below. Alternatively, you can also download a Word document of her notes just here: Bronwyn is the policy officer for Jesuit Social Services. She is a lawyer and ecological advocate with 20 years domestic and international experience.…
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Uniting Earth Climate Pastoral Conference

Source: We recommend checking out keynote speakers including Rebecca Huntley (climate change activist and academic) as well as first-nations woman and lead at Common Grace Brooke Prentis.