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Ramping Up Impact Investment In Aotearoa

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 8:10 pm | Mindful Money

Impact investment is an exciting category of investment that allows investors to earn returns as well as contributing to social and environmental benefits. It is the sweet spot for a growing number of investors. However, despite rapid growth overseas, ... More >>

Beyond COP26: It’s Up To Citizens And Markets To Kiss Fossil Fuels Goodbye

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 4:05 pm | Mindful Money

Governments made some progress during COP26, but not enough. Now the mantle passes to citizens and markets to decarbonise our economy. COP26 has not provided the much needed pathway for avoiding climate chaos. The COP26 final declaration was bitterly ... More >>

Good Policy And Policy For Good: Public Investment Funds Are Going Net Zero

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 4:48 pm | Mindful Money

Mindful Money welcomes the announcement today by the Government and the Crown Financial Institutions (CFIs) to reflect the goal of a carbon neutral New Zealand by 2050. Mindful Money founder and CEO, Barry Coates commented: “This decision to align ... More >>

New KiwiSaver Data: Funds Are Divesting From Fossil Fuels, But Not Fast Enough

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 6:36 am | Mindful Money

KiwiSaver funds have divested from fossil fuel companies in the 6 months to end March 2021 - holdings in oil and gas production companies fell by $331 million This reduces the amount invested in fossil fuels by all 321 KiwiSaver funds from $1.85 ... More >>

Helping Finance Become A Force For Sustainability

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 2:46 pm | Mindful Money

Mindful Money welcomes today’s launch of Toitū Tahua, the Centre for Sustainable Finance. The Sustainable Finance Forum already made an important contribution through its roadmap towards sustainable finance. The establishment of the Centre is a necessary ... More >>

Best Practice Just Got Far Better: Winners At The Mindful Money Ethical And Impact Investment Awards

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 5:24 am | Mindful Money

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 ... More >>

Finalists In The Ethical And Impact Investment Awards

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:22 am | Mindful Money

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 ... More >>

Celebrating Investment For A Better Future

Monday, 3 May 2021, 5:42 am | Mindful Money

Mindful Money Awards have just released their high level line-up of speakers for their inaugural Ethical Investment conference and awards, which will be taking place at Generator@GridAKL in Auckland on 29 June. Entries for the seven awards categories ... More >>

Nukes In Your KiwiSaver Fund?

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 7:23 am | Mindful Money

Kiwis don’t want weapons in their KiwiSaver funds. That message has come through loud and clear since it was revealed recently that the Prime Minister’s KiwiSaver fund is invested in a range of weapons companies that are implicated in human rights ... More >>

The FMA Sets Out Its Mandate For Integrated Finance

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:19 am | Mindful Money

Mindful Money welcomes the Financial Markets Authority guidance on ethical and responsible investment released yesterday. This sends a strong signal to fund managers and the overall sector that the FMA will take action on misleading claims. The FMA’s announcement ... More >>

Consumers On The Money With Ethical Investing

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:43 am | Mindful Money

As New Zealand prepares to release its sustainable finance roadmap, new research shows that more than three-quarters (78%) of New Zealanders with KiwiSaver or other investments believe that ethical or responsible investments perform better in the ... More >>

Consumers On The Money With Ethical Investing

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:43 am | Mindful Money

As New Zealand prepares to release its sustainable finance roadmap, new research shows that more than three-quarters (78%) of New Zealanders with KiwiSaver or other investments believe that ethical or responsible investments perform better in the ... More >>

Managing Climate Risk, Enhancing Climate Action

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2:51 pm | Mindful Money

Mindful Money welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Climate Change requiring mandatory reporting on climate risks. This provides the basis for transparency and accountability for climate risks, impacts and action. This is an important step ... More >>

Inside The Black Box: What's In Your KiwiSaver Or Investment Fund?

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 4:01 pm | Mindful Money

Mindful Money is today releasing its report, Inside the Black Box of New Zealand Investment Funds analysing the portfolios of all KiwiSaver and retail investment funds. There are now more ethical funds available to the public and less of their ... More >>

Mindful Money Launching New Ethical Investment Platform

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:25 am | Mindful Money

There is a revolution taking place in financial investment. Investors are seeking to limit the harm from their investments and increase the social and environmental benefits. This is no longer a niche strategy – it has become good investment practice ... More >>

ONLINE SEMINAR: 7pm, 17 June | Finance For The Transition To Zero Carbon Needs To Ramp Up, Urgently

Monday, 15 June 2020, 5:23 pm | Mindful Money

Leading international environmentalist, Sir Jonathon Porritt will discuss the crucial role that the New Zealand finance sector needs to play in the transition towards a zero carbon, resilient economy. Sir Jonathon Porritt is a pioneering environmentalist, ... More >>

Mindful Money Seminar - The Budget - Does It Deliver A Better Future?

Monday, 11 May 2020, 2:33 pm | Mindful Money

  box x Mindful Money will hold an online seminar at 4pm on Thursday 14 May. This will provide an early analysis of whether the Budget will put us on track towards a just and sustainable economy. There have been widespread calls from business, ... More >>

Ethical Investing Shows Better Performance During COVID-19

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:22 am | Mindful Money

Funds on the Mindful Money platform have outperformed the average International and New Zealand data show that ethical funds have been resilient in the current crisis. Analysis of returns for the first quarter of 2020 show that ethical KiwiSaver funds ... More >>

Default Funds To Go Fossil Free

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:01 pm | Mindful Money

The government has today taken the decision to require ethical standards for default KiwiSaver funds, including exclusion of fossil fuels. This protects the interests of those who do not make a specific choice of funds when they sign up to KiwiSaver. ... More >>

Leap in consumer demand for ethical investing

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:15 am | Mindful Money

More than 8 in 10 New Zealanders (83%) expect their KiwiSaver or other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically, new research commissioned by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) and Mindful Money has revealed. This compares ... More >>