KiwiSaver is by far the most popular investment vehicle in terms of total numbers of New Zealanders invested, with more than 2.7 million members and total funds under management at more than $40 billion.
The heightened awareness led to an unprecedented shift towards funds being more responsibly invested, both directly and indirectly – the latter an important consideration given KiwiSaver scheme providers’ use of low-cost global index trackers.
While the actual changes in underlying investments in New Zealand are small, it nevertheless reflects a strong desire by New Zealanders to see a correlation between their personal values and where their money is being invested.
This paper seeks to contribute to redefining what responsible investment really means in the New Zealand marketplace. It draws from international best practice and offers our assessment on how best to apply those lessons to the New Zealand investment management industry.
Download this whitepaper to get more detailed insights and observations about our take on responsible investment in New Zealand.