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Impact Investing Network
Housing Symposium

Investment action to build the housing solution.

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Wellington Community Fund logo
New Ground Capital logo
Forsyth Barr logo
Philanthropy New Zealand logo
BayTrust logo

The Impact Investing Network (IIN) warmly invited trusts, foundations, iwi, investors and government organisations interested in housing impact investment opportunities to their Housing Symposium with an Impact on the 12th September 2023.

You can read about the event's highlights here.



Impact Investing Network and Forsyth Barr: Nau mai, Haere mai - Welcome

- Katie Beith (Head of ESG, Forsyth Barr), and Tan Huynh (Impact Investing Network)


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Impact Investing Network logo

1:15pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Lived experience: hear about the impact an investment in housing has had.

- Hosted by Habitat for Humanity

Scene-setter: Housing market in Aotearoa NZ

  • Housing in NZ, challenges and opportunities – Paul Gilberd, Community Housing

  • What we are doing and what trusts can do – Terri Eggleton, BayTrust

  • Challenges / opportunities, an investee perspective – Roy Thompson, New Ground Capital

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New Ground Capital logo
Habitat for Humanity logo

2:15pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm - 3:35pm

3:35pm - 4:45pm

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Networking / break

Māori housing: whānau-led housing solutions.

- Mike Hinton (CEO, He Herenga Kura), Ali Hamlin-Paenga (Chairperson, Te Matapihi), Jamie Tuuta (significant experience with Māori housing solutions), Dion Maaka (Toi Foundation)


Kiwisavers: What KiwiSaver funds are looking for, and other challenges and opportunities from an institutional investor perspective

- John Berry (CEO Pathfinder) and James Palmer (Chief Executive, Community Finance)

Impact Investment Solutions Roundtable:

Build to Rent, Shared Equity, CHP Loan Finance, Iwi Opportunities, Progressive Home Ownership, and more.

Featured organisations and speakers:

Tim Symons (Brightlight), Roy Thompson (New Ground Capital), Nigel Spratt (YouOwn), Derek Handley (Aera), Conrad LaPointe (Habitat for Humanity), James Palmer (Community Finance), Julie Scott (Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust).



Closing remarks and key takeaways.

- Alastair Rhodes, Impact Investing Network Chair

Toi Foundation logo
He Herenga Kura logo
Brightlight logo
New Ground Capital logo
YouOwn logo
Area logo
Habitat for Humanity logo
Community Finance logo
Pathfinder logo
Te Matapihi logo
Impact Investing Network logo
Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking drinks and nibbles

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Meet our speakers:


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