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5 things you should know about your KiwiSaver investment

Thu Jan. 9th 2020

Mindful Money’s analysis has been built on over a year of research and is backed by strong financial expertise, as well as leading thinking on sustainability. This has revealed five key things that you should know so you can manage your KiwiSaver better.

Is KiwiSaver still important in the age of lifelong renters

Tue Dec. 31st 2019

KiwiSaver can also be an easy way to stage a small-scale protest write Alice Webb-Liddall for the Spinoff, who found it surprising to learn that many KiwiSaver funds invest in areas like fossil fuels, weaponry and human rights abuses.

Forest & Bird: "We made the move"

Mon Dec. 2nd 2019

Mindful Money is featured in the Summer edition of the Forest & Bird magazine, where Chief Executive Kevin Hague urges members to check their KiwiSaver fund on the Mindful Money website and make a switch to a more ethical fund.

'One and done' attitude stalling women's advance in the boardroom

Tue Nov. 19th 2019

The New Zealand Census of Women on Boards, by Dr Judy McGregor, barrister Cat MacLennan and Sam Stubbs from the Simplicity KiwiSaver scheme, shows that the boards of the top 100 publicly listed companies are still overwhelmingly male and Pākehā.

Nukes with your KiwiSaver?

Mon Nov. 11th 2019

Most KiwiSaver funds promised to get out of investments in cluster munitions, landmines and nuclear weapons after a public outcry in 2016. A new investigation by Mindful Money, reveals that over $100 million of KiwiSaver funds are still invested in the production of nuclear weapons.

Who caused climate change?

Mon Nov. 4th 2019

The news is coming in thick and fast. Scientists have under-estimated the extent, pace and impact of climate change and we are in big trouble. Who's to blame?

Growing popularity of ethical and responsible investing

Wed Oct. 30th 2019

The growing popularity of ethical and responsible investing appears to be being felt in investment fund decisions and company behaviour.

Survey finds New Zealanders demanding ethical Kiwisaver investments

Wed Oct. 30th 2019

New Zealanders are prepared to switch KiwiFund providers if they find their investments don't match their values, a new survey has revealed.

Responsible Investment NZ Survey 2019

Wed Oct. 30th 2019

8 in 10 Kiwis expect their money to be invested responsibly. New consumer research launched this morning by Mindful Money and Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) shows that 8 in 10 New Zealanders (83%) expect their KiwiSaver or other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically. This compares with 7 in 10 New Zealanders (72%) in 2018.

Global investment funds driving increased fossil fuel investment

Tue Oct. 29th 2019

From Nine to Noon, Radio NZ 29 October 2019 Climate change awareness and action is on the rise, but to what extent are New Zealanders investing in one of the main drivers of climate change - the fossil fuel industry?

The KiwiSaver scheme 'controversy-rating' all its investments

Mon Oct. 28th 2019

By Rob Stock in Stuff 28 October 2019 CareSaver uses Sustainalytics to help it avoid companies investing in industries its investors wish to avoid, such as tobacco, factory farming, controversial as well as civilian weapons, fossil fuels, gambling, and animal-testing. But it’s also using the Dutch company to give companies a controversy rating.

Eight in 10 KiwiSavers expect no human rights abusers or tax-dodgers in their funds

Mon Oct. 28th 2019

The latest survey by Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) and Mindful Money shows 83 per cent of investors expect their KiwiSaver or other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically as a matter of course, and for the first time that included avoiding companies that didn't pay their fair share of tax.