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The potentially huge environmental impact of switching superannuation funds

Tue Aug. 3rd 2021

Australians are more likely to swap disposable cups for reusable mugs than to hand over their superannuation to an ethical fund manager.

Reserve Bank urges investors to green up their portfolios

Thu July 8th 2021

Examine your investments and see how you can incorporate climate risk, says the Reserve Bank Governor. Adrian Orr has drawn on his time running the NZ Super Fund to issue a resounding call to mum-and-dad investors to consider the climate when they decide where to put their money.

Mindful Money Awards Winners 2021

Thu July 1st 2021

Best practice just got far better: Winners at the Mindful Money Ethical and Impact Investment awards The inaugural Ethical and Impact Investment awards were held on 29th June at Generator in Wynyard Quarter in an event with over 200 participants. COVID restrictions meant the participants from Wellington and Australia joined online. Mindful Money Founder and CEO, Barry Coates congratulated entrants, finalists and winners on huge step up in practice on all aspects of ethical investment. The awards show that standards are rising. As several of the judging panels commented, the standard of entries is far higher than it would have been even two years ago. The bar for good practice is being raised, and quickly.

Mindful Money Awards Conference 2021

Thu July 1st 2021

The inaugural Ethical and Impact Investment awards were held on 29th June at Generator in Wynyard Quarter in an event with over 200 participants. COVID restrictions meant the participants from Wellington and Australia joined online. In opening the conference part of the event, Mindful Money’s founder and CEO Barry Coates recalled that it is two years since Mindful Money launched its website to provide members of the public with transparency on their investments, and to help them find a fund that fits their values. Engaged and empowered consumers are a powerful tool for change, and there has been huge growth in public support for ethical investment. The challenge is now to shift funds from fossil fuels and the high emissions economy into climate solutions.

Mindful Money Awards

Tue June 29th 2021

The 2021 Mindful Money Awards took place on 29th June. Read about the winners and their contribution to re-orienting investment finance towards sustainability and well-being, providing solutions to the mounting crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality.

Making Money a Force for Good Podcast

Fri June 25th 2021

Every two weeks, join Mindful Money's CEO Barry Coates as he delves into the world of Ethical Investment. Each podcast features expert guests, cutting-edge information from the world of money, and how to make yours a force for good.

New Ethical Funds on Mindful Money

Fri June 18th 2021

Mindful Money is pleased to welcome five more investment funds onto the Mindful Money platform, including three new providers - Devon Funds, Harbour Asset Management and Mint Asset Management. The new funds also include two further investment funds from Pathfinder Asset Management.

Meet the Judges of the Mindful Money Awards

Thu June 17th 2021

The aim of the Mindful Money’s Ethical Investment Awards was to select the best funds or practitioners in each of the seven categories. This is important, not only as a way to celebrate and reward the leaders, but also to highlight best practice in funds management, financial advice and media reporting. Best practice standards are particularly valuable in a sector where there are too many unsubstantiated claims and confusion over what is really ethical, responsible and sustainable.

What just happened? Protestors take over at Exxon

Mon June 14th 2021

What just happened? There has been a climate revolt in the Exxon boardroom. It wasn’t caused by placard-waving youth, but rather by impeccably-dressed executives of the world’s largest financial institutions. They lined up behind a small activist shareholder, called Engine No. 1, to force the mighty Exxon to get serious about climate change. Three of Exxon’s Directors were kicked off the Board and replaced by directors with climate credentials. They have a mandate to turn the Exxon tanker around, towards investing for the climate transition.

This Is Our Peak and Decline Moment: The Climate Change Commission Advice to Government

Wed June 9th 2021

Mindful Money welcomes the Commission’s final report. This provides a hugely important turning point after more than decades of inaction, broken promises and rising emissions. The advice now provides a foundation for the government to seize the opportunity to make a decisive step forward towards a zero emissions, resilient and sustainable Aotearoa.

Finalists Announced for Mindful Money Awards

Sat May 29th 2021

Ethical Investment is set to become the new normal in New Zealand, but there has been widespread confusion over uneven standards. Mindful Money has launched the inaugural awards for ethical and impact investment awards to celebrate those setting best practice standards.

Barry Coates and Good Returns Talking Ethical Investment

Tue May 4th 2021

There's a massive change starting to happen in investment. At last, investors are starting to see credible options. Listen to our founder Barry Coates on the latest Good Returns TV talking to the demand shifts towards ethical investment.