Use your Money for Good: news round-up

16th Dec. 2018

An update on some of the latest news on responsible investment: Climate talks in Poland, the government's Green Investment Fund, and Pure Advantage's roadmap for impact investing.

Mindful Money is a start up charity that aims to make money a force for good. We are up and running with our research programme and getting ready to launch our new platform early in 2019.

This will enable you to find our what your Kiwisaver account is invested in and provide you with a simple way of choosing a more responsible fund that fits. We'll be in touch in the New Year.

Meanwhile, we've got some news on investment to share:

1. Climate talks are taking place in Katowice, Poland. The World Health Organisation is calling for investment to prevent a million deaths from climate-related causes.

Link: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1812/S00029/cop24-a-million-lives-could-be-saved-by-2050.htm

2. The government's Green Investment Fund has committed $100 million to kick start investment in reducing emissions. A good start, but the far bigger target is the $50 billion in our Kiwisaver accounts.

Link: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12172425

3. The business group, Pure Advantage, has produced a valuable road map towards impact investing in New Zealand. There aren't yet opportunities for individual investors, but Mindful Money is working with investment providers, in NZ and overseas, to make options available.

Link: https://pureadvantage.org/news/ftf/financing-the-future/https://www.pexels.com/photo/clear-light-bulb-planter-on-gray-rock-1108572/