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Gender: does it impact your investments?

Paul Garner of Novo Wealth and Alexandra Brown of Invest with Ethics 7 Feb 2020
Gender diversity is becoming increasingly important, as investors realise that it makes good business sense to incorporate the viewpoints of half the world’s population.


Why carbon emission reporting is important for your retirement wallet

Stuff David Boyle, 7 Feb 2020
OPINION: Australia is burning and too many New Zealand companies are behaving as if it's business as usual.

The debate on whether climate change is real or not has come and gone, the key question is what are we all going to do about it?

It's a question that should matter to anyone who is an investor, including the 3 million New Zealanders who are in KiwiSaver.

The United Nations is concerned that climate change could have a significant impact on financial markets and also the value of stocks you have money invested in, including through your Kiwisaver.

Investing to influence climate change

Money Management 6 Feb 2020, Chris Dastoor
When running for Prime Minister in the 2007 election, Kevin Rudd described climate change as “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time”.

Over time we’ve seen policies come and go, including the carbon pricing scheme enacted by the Gillard government in 2011.

Despite the ineffectiveness of public policy to take hold and be a catalyst, the market had slowly created options for consumers and investors to help contribute to change.

Why investing in coal mines could (maybe) be 'responsible investment'

Newsroom Nikki Mandow 18/12/19
Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

Newsroom business editor Nikki Mandow looked into responsible investment, and found that it is way more complicated, nuanced - and interesting - than she could ever have imagined.

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

GreenMoney By Janine Benyus, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute Originally written in 2017
Biomimicry can help sequester carbon, build a circular economy and perfect NetPositive regenerative design.

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

GreenMoney By Francis G. Coleman, CBIS
A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.

ETHICAL, RESPONSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

Insights, Uniting Church Warren Bird 23/12/19
I was not expecting the keynote address to be such a moving presentation. I was at a conference of investment managers after all!

However, as the courageous young woman on the podium spoke clearly and passionately about her pain and that of her family and her village, her words had a powerful impact: “Investors, are you satisfied that your bank balance growth has been achieved with the loss of so much blood?”

Clients expect deep RI understanding: Kiwi Wealth

Good Returns 9 Dec 2019
Investment advisers may need to have fewer, but deeper, relationships with product providers to better understand their responsible investment stance, Kiwi Wealth’s head of retail wealth says.

Why divest from fossil fuels?

Australian Ethical Investment David Macri 14 November 2019
Fossil fuel divestment can have a real impact on a company’s prospects. By refusing to invest in companies that are causing climate change we are denying them a social licence to operate.

Persistent Carbon Emissions Signal Global Climate Goal Is Out of Reach

Bloomberg By James Thornhill and Eric Roston December 4, 2019
While global carbon emissions growth is slowing, the persistent rise is a warning that governments aren’t doing enough to stave off the worst consequences of climate change, according to a new report.