Mindful Money Methodology: Avoiding Issues of Concern

Thu June 20th 2019

Mindful Money is providing radical transparency for KiwiSaver funds. Now you can find out what is in your portfolio, categorised into sectors that have been shown to be the main issues of concern for New Zealanders. This paper sets out the methodology for analysing KiwiSaver portfolios, and the funds they invest in. And it outlines the research approach to identifying companies in each of the issues of concern. This transparency helps KiwiSaver investors understand their options, so they can find funds that align with their values and preferred investment approach, using Mindful Money tool, 'find the fund that fits.

Mindful Money Founder Barry Coates | Fairfield Conference 2019

Thu June 13th 2019

Mindful Money's founder, Barry Coates, gave a keynote speech at the inaugural Fairfield conference on social justice through ethical trade at AUT in March. It …

The Value of Everything

Thu May 23rd 2019

In her new book the researcher and author, Mariana Mazzucato recalls Goldman Sachs boasting about its record of wealth creation a year after the Global Financial Crisis. To term this a 'creation of wealth' ignores the massive destruction of financial, social and human wealth as a result of the GFC and the financial institutions whose reckless lending contributed to the crisis. The book makes it clear that not all economic activity is about creation of wealth.

What’s The Evidence Of Better Returns From Responsible Investment?

Thu May 23rd 2019

There is now growing evidence that returns from responsible investment are, on average, at least as high as from conventional investing, and probably higher.

Financing Zero

Thu May 23rd 2019

Making the shift towards net zero carbon emissions in New Zealand by 2050 will be a monumental challenge and will require action across many fronts – public action, institutional reform, a decent carbon price, changes in land use and our agricultural system, and government leadership through regulation.

Choosing the Fund that Fits

Mon May 13th 2019

Mindful Money aims to change the ways that New Zealanders think about their investments, so that they give greater priority to directing their funds towards social and environmentally beneficial outcomes. Investors will be supported and empowered to direct their investment towards credible forms of responsible investment and impact investment.

Ethical (or responsible) investings

Tue April 2nd 2019

By: Mary Holm Published in: RNZ Date Published: 20 Sept 2018 Finance guru Mary Holm talks about ethical investment and Mindful Money's survey. What we …

Kiwisaver: Are you investing in guns?

Tue April 2nd 2019

By: The Panel Published in: Radio NZ Date Published: 25 March 2019 Following the terror attack in Christchurch, people have focused on the role of …

How to go weapons-free in your KiwiSaver portfolio

Tue April 2nd 2019

By: Rob Stock Published in: Stuff Date Published: 24 March 2019 A large majority of KiwiSavers wanted gun-free KiwiSaver schemes even before the shootings in …

Use your Money for Good

Sun Dec. 16th 2018

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 …

A return to values

Sat Nov. 10th 2018

by Tom McKinlaypublished in Otago Daily Times, 22 October 2018 Investors are looking to align their investments with their values, writes Tom McKinlay."Money, so they …

New KiwiSaver Tool to help Investors avoid animal cruelty, gambling and porn

Sat Nov. 10th 2018

by Tamsyn Parkerpublished in NZ Herald, 18 September 2018 Investors who want to avoid having their money in gambling, pornography or companies involved in animal …