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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
The precautionary principle should be reason enough to invest your time and money in a sustainable future. At Goodments, we are pretty certain that we are on the right path, are you with us?
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.
More than three quarters of people agree that sustainable investing is more important than it was three years ago, while 78% anticipate it will be more important three years from now. In the U.S. assets managed with sustainable investing criteria has already increased more than 135% since 2012. (2) This attitude coincides with Millennials becoming... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →