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’
Thanks for Listening!