Andrew MacLeod is the Managing Director of Good Super, which aims to grow its investors’ retirement savings by investing only in ethical companies.

Andrew has a long history working in the international development arena, including for major International Organizations including the UN and ICRC.

His perspectives on the international development system are strident and hard-hitting and he doesn’t pull any punches in this wide-ranging interview.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

– What life is like working in 6 conflict zones

– Why Andrew thinks the international aid system is fundamentally broken

– How private capital can be used to drive developmental outcomes

– The benefits of “well-regulated capitalism” and how we should fine tune it

– The 3 tenets of long term sustainability

– Andrew’s views on the only meaningful indicator that you’ve broken the cycle of poverty

– Where he thinks foreign aid should be spent and how it should complement private investment

– Why large resource companies don’t publicize the good things they do

– Why we should hold NGOs and companies to account (and to the same standard)

– Andrew’s views on the reasons for UN dysfunction

– Definitional issues around the word ‘refugee’

– Why ethical investment is good for risk mitigation

– How Good Super identify and assess ethical investments

– Investment categories that Good Super won’t touch

– And much more…

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

– Andrew’s book ‘A Life Half Lived’

– Andrew MacLeod

– Good Super

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

BHP Billiton’s Malaria program in Mozambique

Rio Tinto’s education program in Mongolia

Oxfam

Ag Results

Ansari XPRIZE

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding for the Malaria Vaccine

Jobs Australia

 Thanks for Listening!

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