Ethical Investors

Ethical investors looking to invest on their terms

Ethical investing, otherwise know as sustainable or responsible investing is on the rise. Some reports put the growth rates at 86% year on year for the last 3 years,  with billions of dollars now invested ethically around the world. But where is the growth coming from? We at Goodments, a new invetsment app that matches […]

Paris

Adieu Paris. Business leaders putting their hands up to take responsibility. 

This weekend we saw Donald Trump make the decision to opt the US out of the Paris climate accord. A global, non-binding,  agreement to limit the increase in global temperatures to 2 degrees, aiming to safeguarding the future of the plant for today’s and future generations.  It initially took America under the leadership of Barak Obama to get […]

Sustainability

Ever wondered how your investments perform when it comes to ethics and sustainability?

It’s sometimes argued that including environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors into your investment decisions isn’t an investment strategy in itself. That may be, but when you consider that sometimes as much as 50% of company’s value is made up of non financial data, if you’re not taking ESG into account, then you probably don’t […]

Inner West

How an inner-west, solar-powered beer project inspires hope for a sustainable future

You would have to agree that those Inner West folk are an eclectic and interesting bunch. At the heart of the inner west is Newtown and its neighbouring suburbs, recognised by its authentic and offbeat style, vintage and artisanal wares, coffee cred, craft beer breweries and communal atmosphere. Think Brooklyn, East London or the Kreuzberg […]

Property Bubble

What to do with your cash until the property bubble bursts

A discussion on how to save for a house and still have smashed avo on toast. This month we heard that Australian Millennials have the second lowest rate of home ownership in the world. On top of that, the Governor of the RBA, Philip Lowe, declared that the current growth in the Australian property market […]

The Future

The future: Which path will you take?

We are coming to the crossroad of competing futures. Some will take what society tells us is the convenient option, assessing the situation and shrugging their shoulders saying “well, there is not much I can do”. They will take the worn and well travelled road, the one with the heavy display of footprints. Stumbling blindly […]

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. […]