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Posts From November, 2019

Investors prepared to switch for ethical funds, report shows

Good Returns October 30th 2019
More than 80% of New Zealanders expect their KiwiSaver and other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically, new research by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia and Mindful Money has shown.

Investing ethically is good for your wealth

Noted.co.nz By Harbour Asset Management Oct 31, 2019 Sponsored by Harbour Asset Management
Kiwis are demanding that their investment managers invest responsibly. But what does that really mean?

Sustainable Finance: Investing in a better world

The Herald 31 Oct, 2019
The Sustainable Finance Forum is focused on the tangible aspects of the system it seeks to change, says Matt Whineray.

What is ‘ecological economics’ and why do we need to talk about it?

Property Observer ANITRA NELSON & BRIAN COFFEY | 11 NOVEMBER 2019
As environmental crises and the urgency to create ecological sustainability escalate, so does the importance of ecological economics. This applied, solutions-based field of studies is concerned with sustainability and development, rather than efficiency and growth. Also, given that cities account for 70-80% of global economic activity and associated resource use, emissions and waste, they are central to finding solutions to the challenge of sustainability.

Calls mount for ACC to distance itself from fossil fuels, after Parliament report

Stuff Thomas Coughlan Nov 21 2019
ACC is facing mounting calls to sell its investment in fossil fuel companies, following the release of a Parliamentary select committee report into its ethical investment policy.

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick is calling on the fund to sell its fossil fuel investments, and if it refuses for the Government to use the law to force its hand.

The Government-owned fund controls roughly $40 billion worth of investment, with nearly $1b of that currently invested in fossil fuels.

It has $778 million invested in renewable energy.

UN Calls Global Climate Outlook ‘Bleak’

Bloomberg By Eric Roston, 26 Nov 2019
Greenhouse gas emissions are rising and the window for action closing. Still, there are some hopeful trends.