This article was published on 5 September 2019. Some information may be out of date.

Is ethical investing becoming mainstream?

Notes from a conference held in Auckland this week

  • Problems with naming
  • Importance of the issue
  • “Short termism” in the financial world
  • The big issue: trust
  • What government is doing
  • What KiwiSaver providers are doing
  • Why investors aren’t doing more
  • What investors can do easily

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.