Ethical investing

RNZ Radio 27 June 2019

New developments in ethical investing: What is it?; Are the returns as good as in other funds?; Big NZ funds put pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter; Mindful Money website — Good KiwiSaver funds, How is your fund doing? Find a fund that suits you; Listeners’ emails.

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NZ Herald 2 March 2019

Q&As: Capital gains tax on second homes would be based on gains from April 2020; New tax would reduce income inequality; The right adviser could help readers decide whether to sell rental; It would be great if online tool showed ethics of companies.

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RNZ Radio 20 September 2018

Ethical (or responsible) investing: What we say versus what we do — Survey on New Zealanders’ views; But are we acting on those views?; Why not, and what can be done about it; Avoid “bad” companies or engage with them?; One worry — keep an eye on fund risk.

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NZ Herald 4 November 2017

Q&As: KiwiSaver providers are poor educators (includes list of ethical KiwiSaver funds); No extra protection for KiwiSaver funds; Pros and cons of property v shares; The believer, the atheist and the agnostic.

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NZ Herald 2 September 2017

Q&As: Taking socially responsible investing a step further — investing in ‘good’ companies; Tax-favoured shares not necessarily a wise investment; Lots of fee payments early on worry new KiwiSaver; NZ has low-tax high-dividend share funds.

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RNZ Radio 13 October 2016

Listeners’ questions, comments and quibbles on the last discussion — on index funds and exchange traded funds: How to begin at share investing; Some critical views about shares, index funds and corporations; Why fewer than half active funds can beat index funds; Medians and averages — the difference, and when it matters.

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NZ Herald 10 September 2016

Q&As: Ethical investing can be effective — even if it’s not done perfectly; KiwiSaver tax credit continues if you’re overseas briefly; Deduction of overseas pension from NZ Super the only fair way.

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NZ Herald 3 September 2016

Q&As: Should student earn interest while running up student loan?; Freebies for shareholders left some the worse for wear; Deduction of Canadian pension from NZ Super seems fair; Another ethical KiwiSaver fund; Show Me The Money Week about to start.

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NZ Herald 27 August 2016

Q&As: Who should add a windfall to KiwiSaver, and who shouldn’t; Reader gets fun out of direct share investment; Was Rabobank included in recent stress tests?; Is there any point in reader continuing pension contributions?; Which KiwiSaver funds are ‘ethical’.

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