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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Booster

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OUR PLEDGE

 

By mid-2019, we are committed to becoming an accredited Living Wage employer.

ACCOMPLISHED MAY 2019

 

 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

 

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“Kiwi investors are increasingly wanting to know that their investments are not doing any harm to the world and Booster is proud to be able to offer funds which reflect New Zealand’s strong value choices.”

— David Beattie, Chief Investment Officer

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“At Booster we are on a mission to increase the financial resilience of all New Zealanders.  That’s not just about having more money in your pocket. It’s also about being part of a community that fosters resilience.  That’s why we invest into local businesses and support community groups – because working together we can achieve a lot more.”

— Diana Papadopoulos, Marketing Strategist

 

Booster’s philosophy has always been centered around responsible investing – something we’ve been doing for over 20 years. But it’s not enough to tell our investors about our responsible investing ethos – we need to live it as well.

Seven of our socially responsible Investment (SRI) funds have been certified as ethical investment funds by RIAA – the industry body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand.With specific exclusions in place, Booster's SRI funds give people the opportunity to align their investments even more closely with their personal values. 

We apply this SRI lens to our KiwiSaver Default Saver fund too – any member who is in our default fund can rest assured that their money is not being invested in controversial activities or industries.

We’re also currently assessing what is required to have all of our other investment funds certified by RIAA under our broader Responsible Investment philosophy.

We want to ensure there is synergy between our fund management policy and our internal operations; and we care about giving back to our local community. Recently, we helped the Nikau Foundation reach their $20,000 PledgeMe campaign for the Wellington Resilience Fund; and we’ve also invested in Auckland Council’s issue of a certified Green bond to finance the development of Auckland’s electric train network.  

We’ve also set up a specialist investment fund, Tahi. Through Tahi, we’re partners with privately-owned NZ businesses – working together, sharing advice and experience to help grow Kiwi companies. This keeps jobs and profits right here in NZ.

Our focus on socially responsible investing ensures we help to contribute to positive changes on a global scale, ensuring the ongoing protection of our natural resources and environment. We’re thrilled that this commitment has resulted in us being the first business to receive Conscious Consumers’ new Responsible Investment badge.

 
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