Blogs

Mindful Money Go Live

Mon July 8th 2019

Mindful Money, a new ethical investment platform, provides radical transparency on KiwiSaver funds and empowers users to invest for good. If you’ve ever wondered what’s …

Mindful Money Methodology: Avoiding Issues of Concern

Thu June 20th 2019

Mindful Money is providing radical transparency for KiwiSaver funds. Now you can find out what is in your portfolio, categorised into sectors that have been shown to be the main issues of concern for New Zealanders. This paper sets out the methodology for analysing KiwiSaver portfolios, and the funds they invest in. And it outlines the research approach to identifying companies in each of the issues of concern. This transparency helps KiwiSaver investors understand their options, so they can find funds that align with their values and preferred investment approach, using Mindful Money tool, 'find the fund that fits.

Mindful Money Founder Barry Coates | Fairfield Conference 2019

Thu June 13th 2019

Mindful Money's founder, Barry Coates, gave a keynote speech at the inaugural Fairfield conference on social justice through ethical trade at AUT in March. It …

The Value of Everything

Thu May 23rd 2019

In her new book the researcher and author, Mariana Mazzucato recalls Goldman Sachs boasting about its record of wealth creation a year after the Global Financial Crisis. To term this a 'creation of wealth' ignores the massive destruction of financial, social and human wealth as a result of the GFC and the financial institutions whose reckless lending contributed to the crisis. The book makes it clear that not all economic activity is about creation of wealth.

What’s The Evidence Of Better Returns From Responsible Investment?

Thu May 23rd 2019

There is now growing evidence that returns from responsible investment are, on average, at least as high as from conventional investing, and probably higher.

Financing Zero

Thu May 23rd 2019

Making the shift towards net zero carbon emissions in New Zealand by 2050 will be a monumental challenge and will require action across many fronts – public action, institutional reform, a decent carbon price, changes in land use and our agricultural system, and government leadership through regulation.

Choosing the Fund that Fits

Mon May 13th 2019

Mindful Money aims to change the ways that New Zealanders think about their investments, so that they give greater priority to directing their funds towards social and environmentally beneficial outcomes. Investors will be supported and empowered to direct their investment towards credible forms of responsible investment and impact investment.

Ten Years Since The GFC – Change Can Start With Us

Sun Sept. 9th 2018

It is now ten years since the global financial crisis was kicked off by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. We explore what changes have and haven't been made and how financial institutions are shaping up to use investment as a force for good.

Show Me The Money

Wed Aug. 22nd 2018

The tide is turning towards deeper action on sustainability and responsible investment is a huge step in the right direction towards change.

Good Corp, Bad Corp

Fri July 27th 2018

The pay-off for responsible corporate companies is supported by growing evidence of higher returns to investment funds that tilt towards good social, environmental and governance practice.

Mindful Investing for a Sustainable Future

Tue July 24th 2018

The time has come for a massive switch in funding towards low emissions and sustainability through responsible investment of our KiwiSaver funds.