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Simplicity cuts global credit on ESG concerns

24 April 2017

 InvestmentNewsNZ: Fund disrupter firm, Simplicity, has sold down its global credit investments due to a lack of suitably-priced screened options. More>  

Four KiwiSaver schemes yet to ditch weapons investments

27 March 2017

Radio New Zealand: Some KiwiSaver funds are still investing in banned weapons despite making promises to get rid of the holdings. More>

Responsible Investing: implications for everyone in financial markets

27 March 2017

Goodreturns: The essence of responsible investing (RI) is not its focus on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) – these get the headlines but are about implementation. The essence of RI is simply to change investor and corporate horizons from the short-term to the long-term. RI is about shifting the focus from maximising near term returns to generating long-term sustainable returns. More>

Boutique manager on new ESG path

16 January 2017

InvestmentnewsNZ: Pathfinder Asset Management has signaled a further push into the socially responsible investment market after hiring global environmental, social and governance (ESG) specialist, Sustainalytics, as research partner.  More>

Russell Investments goes cluster-free

19 December 2016

Russell Investments has joined the growing band of managers to specifically exclude controversial weapons manufacturers from its investment universe. In a note to NZ clients earlier this month, Russell says the change followed a recent review of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) process. InvestmentNewsNZ. More>

Craig Simpson finds the lack of KiwiSaver options for socially responsible investors means comparisons are difficult and focus on short term returns

14 September 2016

Numerous studies conclude there is no discernible difference in the risk and return profile between a socially responsible fund and a mainstream fund. In some cases, the performance of socially responsible funds outperforms mainstream funds. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>