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  • Investment options and advice to help you make a positive difference in the world 
  • As independently owned specialists, we'll work with you to tailor a solution that reflects your values and concerns
  • With Rise Responsible Investments, you can invest in what you care about without sacrificing returns

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Certified by Responsible Investment Association of Australasia

Jonathan Neal, director of Rise Financial, has been certified by RIAA (Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) according to the strict disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Programme. The Certification Symbol signifies that an investment product or service takes environmental, social, ethical or governance considerations into account along with financial returns. Visit responsibleinvestment.org for more details on RIAA.

Testimonials

His knowledge and competence in planning for financial security is excellent.
In November 2004 we invited Jonathan to prepare a financial plan for us. This plan enabled us to look at our assets apart from the family home, organise them more effectively, understand our investment risk profile and plan so that in our retirement we had good understanding as how to make those assets work for us in the best possible way. Now, ten years on and mostly retired we have never regretted this step. Jonathan is meticulous in the detail that he continues to provide but always presents us with a range of options as he patiently helps us understand investment options. His advice is given in a most professional, helpful, friendly and caring way that always helps us invest responsibly to meet our long term goals. His knowledge and competence in planning for financial security is excellent. We have had no hesitation in recommending his services to other family members.
Dave & Roslyn McDonald
I would strongly recommend Jonathan as a financial adviser.
I would strongly recommend Jonathan as a financial adviser. Whether beginning an investment portfolio or developing one already established, Jonathan’s thorough, up-to-date knowledge, and professional diligence underpin his ability to provide appropriate individual advice. He is friendly, honest, patient and meticulous in the care he takes to ensure investments are ethical, wise and safe.
Elizabeth O'Connor
I was delighted to have the opportunity to invest responsibly through Jonathan's interest in this area.
I have been a client of Rise Financial since its inception, and was associated with Jonathan and his team for a number of years before that. I have always found them to be professional, friendly and helpful. Jonathan is very thorough and has extensive knowledge of the field of finance and investment. I was delighted to have the opportunity also to invest responsibly through Jonathan's interest in this area.
Anne Kroening
Jonathan keeps up to date with this growing market and therefore is able to keep us informed of the increasing opportunities to participate in responsible investments.
We chose to invest for our retirement with Rise Financial Ltd for many reasons and two in particular. Firstly, we have been salaried employees all our working lives so have not developed any useful knowledge about investments. Jonathan really understands needs for investment and therefore is very good at offering information and options, listening to our retirement plans and assisting us in making appropriate decisions. Secondly, we are particularly interested in ensuring our investments are used to assist the healthy, ethical developments within New Zealand and beyond. Jonathan keeps up to date with this growing market and therefore is able to keep us informed of the increasing opportunities to participate in responsible investments.
STEVE & PENNY MOLNAR

Responsible Investment News

ESG turns the corner – it actually makes money

Investment News NZ - March 19, 2017
Vontobel Asset Management, the big Swiss-based multi-strategy manager, which has been managing money on a sustainable basis since 1994, believes the corner has finally been turned. Investors – at least the professionals – now know that ESG management enhances returns.

Impact investing in the age of President Trump

Investment News - 5 Mar - By John Waggoner
If implemented, the president's policies could have a profound effect on issues that resonate with a growing number of investors: the environment, social issues and corporate governance.

It's too soon to tell what effect the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency will have on impact investing. But if implemented, Mr. Trump's policies could have a profound effect on issues near and dear to a growing number of investors: the environment, social issues and corporate governance.

The Clean Money Revolution: Billionaires of Love

by Joel Solomon, author and Chair of Renewal Funds
These Times

A profound political disruption has raised the stakes for clean money. It’s a watershed moment for progressive business and investing, and a major bump in the pathway from the old economy to a new one. We must double down to ensure a just, resilient future civilization.

Our Name is on Our Money

How does it represent our values and vision? How do we invest or spend it? What does it reveal about our ethics and morals? How much blood is on it? Do we own slaves? Poison babies? Start wars?

Is it really ok to have our names on that?

The State of Green Business 2017

by Richard Mattison, Chief Executive Officer, Trucost
2016 was undoubtedly a year of change. Aside from major political shifts (in the US and the UK), there were also significant shifts in climate action. The implications of the Paris Agreement at COP21 filtered through to both businesses and investors, leading to a number of breakthroughs in policy and behavior.

However, the fundamental fact is that we are still consuming natural capital — the limited stock of natural resources on which business and society depend for well-being, security and prosperity — at an alarming and unsustainable rate. Nearly half of the world’s 1,200 largest companies would be unprofitable if they had to pay their fair share of the $3.4 trillion environmental and social costs of their resource consumption and pollution in 2015.

For Corporate Sustainability Professionals, Trump is the 'Black Swan' Event

Bloomberg BriefsSustainable FinanceFeb. 16, 2017 - By Emily Chasan
For U.S. corporate sustainability professionals it was the best of times, and then suddenly the worst.

You might "need a lot of drinks this year," Joel Makower, chairman of the GreenBiz Group Inc., quipped in opening comments to hundreds of U.S. corporate sustainability professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona this week for the group's annual conference.

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