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Socially responsible investing (Part 3)

21 April 2017

Goodreturns: In this month’s commentary, Pathfinder looks at real world implications of responsible investment (RI). Are RI returns better, worse or no different than market returns? What investment options are available within NZ and from offshore? More>  

Anglican scheme looks for ethical uplift

10 April 2017

InvestmentNewsNZ: The rising demand for socially responsible investment (SRI) options has sparked renewed interest in niche ‘ethical’ funds, according to Anglican Pension Board general manager, Mark Wilcox. 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> 

ASB KiwiSaver scheme to ditch cluster bomb and land mine makers

4 September 2016

ASB is to de-weaponise its KiwiSaver scheme after a backlash from outraged investors. The bank's move follows similar commitments from Westpac and ANZ. Stuff.co.nz More>

KiwiSaver media hype "unwarranted"

25 August 2016

Craig Simpson discusses the KiwiSaver ethical & socially responsible investment options and thinks the current media hype is unwarranted.  "Let's be perfectly clear, KiwiSaver managers are not deliberately investing in "unethical" investments. Rather they are gaining exposures via their investments in third party manager's funds, or exchange traded index funds." More>