Impact Investment Directory
12th Jan. 2024
Welcome to Mindful Money's Impact Directory, your go-to guide for making financial choices with a positive impact. Our directory features two key sections: the Retail Impact Directory, perfect for everyday Kiwi consumers looking for impact financial products, and the Wholesalers Impact Directory, aimed at wholesale investors seeking impact investment options.
Join us in aligning your financial decisions with your values, contributing to a fairer and greener Aotearoa.
Impact Investment is:
Impact investment is where you invest in enterprises that generate measurable social or environmental impact returns as well as a financial return. The intention and measures are outlined at the outset, so both parties know exactly what success looks like. Then the enterprise reports on both the impact and the financial return.
That combination of social/environmental impact and financial returns makes impact investment an attractive option for many investors. As a result, there has been huge growth in the number of companies and funds internationally that identify themselves as impact investments. Some of them are exaggerated claims of impact, but there has also been significant investment into renewable energy, social housing, health care and the circular economy. Much of the funding has gone to the start-ups and SMEs that may otherwise struggle to find investment.
“We need to start to talk about money in ways that dethrone it and make it subject to human ethics and standards of love and decency.”
― Joel Solomon, The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism
Impact Investing can deliver solutions
The climate crisis needs a huge switch of capital into climate solutions. Impact investment can support decarbonisation through investments in renewable energy, EVs, zero waste, the circular economy, regenerative agriculture and other sectors.
We’re not only facing a climate crisis but just as importantly a massive biodiversity extinction. We need Impact Investment for regenerating and restoring nature in our native forests, wetlands and marine ecosystems.
The COVID crisis has exacerbated inequality and exposed the lack of basic human rights in housing, healthcare and education. Impact Investment in sectors like social housing can play a crucial role in providing safe, warm and secure homes for all.