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Investing ethically is good for your wealth 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?

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.

Older people deserve more credit for the rise of ethical investing

Stuff, Rob Stock Sep 19 2019
OPINION: The sparky-eyed Millennial out to save the world is overshadowing the other great investment eco-warrior: The baby boomer.

Humans love a simple story, and the trope about the socially-aware young changing the world makes for good reading.

But when it comes to ethical investing, the revolution is being driven by those with white hair as much as it is the young.

Purpose-driven investment for purpose-driven organisations: The case for ethical investing

ProBono Australia 16th July 2019
Whatever the future holds, ethical investing will continue to increase its impact. In this article, Mathew Browning, U Ethical chief executive officer, answers three common questions about investing ethically.

For many, ethical investing remains a mystery. So in this article, we shall answer three questions:

What is ethical investing?
How popular is ethical investing?
Does ethical investing come at the cost of returns?

Managers adopting low-or-no carbon strategies to mitigate risks

Investment News NZ JULY 7, 2019
Initially driven by big pension funds in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America for various reasons, some political, fund managers are increasingly looking at how companies are handling the inevitable transition to a lower-carbon world as a risk-assessment tool.

Ethical fund managers fail to meet investors' concerns over climate change

The Sydney Morning Herald By John Collett July 3, 2019
Ethical investment managers are failing to meet the climate change concerns of retail investors in the choice of businesses to exclude from their funds.

Retail investors want ethical funds to exclude businesses involved in fossil fuels and violations of human rights in their supply chains, but investment managers are mostly screening out controversial weapons and tobacco.

Funds must take modern slavery out of supply chains

Investment Magazine (Aus) Elizabeth Fry June 19, 2019
The introduction of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act is a giant step forward because it has thrown labour abuse sharply into focus for both consumers and super fund members, says Christian Super chief, Ross Piper.

Capitalism, Red in Tooth and Claw, Is Going Vegan

Bllomberg Opinion By Mark Gilbert May 12, 2019
When pressure from investors dovetails with index-beating returns, fund managers are sure to notice.

Ethical investment: How green is my fund really?

The Australian Financial Review Apr 17, 2019 This is sponsored content for Australian Ethical Investment.
More Australians are trying to live an ethical life and want their investments to do the same, seeking to use the power of their savings to have a positive impact on issues including climate change and the environment.

But despite this, many are still unsure whether funds are investing in line with their values and how they can pursue these social goals while growing or protecting wealth.

Oil and gas giants shed billions after Norwegian fund's divestment

The Sydney Morning Herald March 11, 2019
Australian energy companies shed more than $2.5 billion on Monday after Norway's sovereign wealth fund’s decision to cut its global oil holdings, the rout even hitting companies the fund didn’t own.

The group is the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with more than $1 trillion in investments. On Friday, the fund's deputy governor, Egil Matsen, said it would divest its stakes in energy exploration and production companies "to make the government's wealth less vulnerable to a permanent drop in oil prices".

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