19 March 2012
Australian speaking tour linking values and money with Lee Coates, OBE
The average Australian now seems to be very comfortable with issues such as the GFC, subprime lending, market volatility, equity losses, gearing etc, but ask the average person where every dollar of their Superfund payments are invested and most wouldn't have a clue.
Lee Coates, OBE owns and runs one of the largest specialist ethical investment financial planning firms in the UK, as well as a separate ethical research company. Lee is coming to Australia in April and May this year to deliver a speaking tour all about money. The Cruelty Free Money speaking tour is the first of its kind and aims to lift up the financial services rug and see what lurks beneath. Most people will be shocked, even disturbed, to see exactly what is done with their money in their name.
Lee will be looking at the activities of the banks, investment and Superfund companies as he makes his way from the Sunshine Coast, through Brisbane and the Gold Coast before heading to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. From there Lee will head to Adelaide before completing his speaking tour in Perth and heading home to the UK.
“I hope that people will enjoy the presentation, will have their eyes opened about the activities of the financial services industry and, most importantly, feel inspired to take back control of their money,” said Lee from the UK as he prepared for the tour.
Sunshine Coast – Monday 23 April
Brisbane – Tuesday 24 April
Gold Coast – Wednesday 25 April
Sydney – Friday 27 April
Canberra – Wednesday 2 May
Melbourne – Friday 4 May
Adelaide – Wednesday 9 May
Perth – Monday 14 May
Please see the poster or online for venue details
For more information please see:
Cruelty Free Super: www.crueltyfreesuper.com.au
Cruelty Free Money: www.crueltyfreemoney.com
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Lee Coates, OBE
Founder, Cruelty Free Super
Phone: +447971833316 (UK)
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Lee owns and runs one of the largest specialist, ethical investment financial planning firms in the UK, as well as a separate ethical research company. In the early 1990s Lee developed the idea of Cruelty Free Money to ensure that those who lead a cruelty free lifestyle can invest their money in line with their principles. Lee developed what he calls the “three pillars of ethical money” encompassing animals, people and planet.
In 2009 he brought his skill and knowledge of the ethical investment arena to Australia and established the company Ethical Money Pty Ltd. A year later Cruelty Free Super was launched in October 2010.
Lee was awarded an OBE in June 2011 for his “services to ethical business and finance”. This exceptional award comes after nearly a quarter of a century of pioneering development of ethical investment options in the UK and Australia.
The latest venture, the website Cruelty Free Money, was launched in January 2012.