Each of the 22 members of the GSG has a National Advisory Board working to catalyse impact investment in their country or region. Discover each one below.

New Zealand

New Zealand

Impact Investing in New Zealand

The New Zealand National Advisory Board (NZNAB) provides leadership and direction for the growth of the impact investment market in NZ, enabling the impact investing industry in NZ to effectively engage at a global level.
  • Est. market


    In Aotearoa New Zealand, the market was estimated to be NZ$100m but due to a lack of aggregated market data, this figure doesn’t reflect the true extent of activity.
  • Potential


    An analysis of the relative size of the New Zealand economy, charity sector and capital markets suggests a potential size for impact investments of around NZ$5 Billion.
  • In 2017


    New Zealanders have among the highest uptakes of Responsible Investment products in the world, the volume of investment having grown from $79 Billion in 2016 to $183.4 Billion by the end of 2017.

Key Resources

    Key People


    • Louise Aitken
      Chief Executive Officer at Ākina Foundation
    • Raewyn Jones
      Chief Executive at WEL Energy Trust
    • Simon O’Connor
      Responsible Investment Association Australasia
    • John McCarthy
      Tindall Foundation
    • Dr Jamie Newth
      Director at Soul Capital & Lecturer at University of Auckland
    • Anne-Maree O’Connor
      NZ Super
    • Alex Hannant
      Director at Pocketknife
    • David Woods
      Deputy Chair, Independent

    Important Update!

    As previously announced, we have very reluctantly had to cancel arrangements to hold the 2019 Impact Summit in Santiago, owing to continuing civil unrest. 

    We are happy to announce that we have been successful in shifting the Summit to Buenos Aires, 18-19 November, followed as previously by the SOCAP, FMO, ACTO and NAB meetings on the 20th November.

    Please do finalize your travel arrangements. We will send out an accommodation booking link early next week.

    You will find updates to the Summit agenda and speakers on our website, over the next few days.

    If you have any questions, please contact summit2019@gsgii.org.

    We look forward to seeing you in Buenos Aires!