Adulting

Here’s one to put at the top of your ‘adulting’ to-do list

Whether you’re a rookie embracing adult life in all its glory, or perhaps already a decade or so into the adult game, now is a better time than ever to start thinking about your long term financial investments. Perhaps you are working a cool new job that pays the bills with a tidy sum left […]

Environment

Six simple and realistic ways you can save the environment

Wash your dishes wisely. Dishwashers use less soap, water and energy than hand washing. Try to only ever run full loads and avoid pre-rinsing your dishes before you pack the washer. Have a meat free day. Raising livestock is not an environmentally neutral process. Chickens, sheep, cows and pigs — the animals we most commonly eat — drink a […]

Female

Female leaders; a better investment.

When talking about sustainable investing, people usually think about things like climate change and recycling. They don’t often mention gender equality. However for many, workplace gender inequality is a major issue which should be simple to fix, but frustratingly still exists today. One of the ways it can be fixed is to invest in companies […]

Money Matters

Money Matters

Money matters. It always has and probably always will. But when it comes to investing, environmental and social impact now matter more. The times are changing. Because today, contrary to years gone by, building your personal wealth and doing good are not mutually exclusive concepts. In fact you can do better when thinking about them together. […]

Good Money

Good money, makes good

Investing in good business doesn’t mean sacrificing investment returns. In fact, according to Bryce Doherty, UBS’s Head of Global Asset Management, investing based on your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) values actually makes for a better investment. “It is not just people wanting to make a statement about how they invest. ESG investing does not […]

Sustainable Governments

Corporations not Government lead to a sustainable future

The last time an Australian Prime Minister served a full-term without being ousted, the iphone had not been invented. Whilst this might not be the case in every country, what stands true is that governments change regularly. Every time they do, incoming leaders undo policy often as a matter of party principle. So progress made […]

Little known truth

A little known truth – sustainable investing can be more profitable.

For me, it is that sustainable investing can be more profitable. A truth a lot of investors would find challenging to accept. There is a commonly held view that companies who behave responsibly tend to do so at a cost to profits, and therefore their investors. So people conclude, that whilst investing for the greater […]