Category: Finance

Ethical Money: Is Your Money Being Used as a Force for Good?

Ethical Money: Is Your Money Being Used as a Force for Good?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Over the last few months we’ve been approached by various organisations about ethical finance and it’s wonderful to see that the sustainability movement is evolving to encompass such an important part of our lives. Tackling money and finances...

Investment Firm Ausbil Becomes First Australian Company to Sign Landmark Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution

Investment Firm Ausbil Becomes First Australian Company to Sign Landmark Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution

MEDIA RELEASE Ausbil Investment Management (Ausbil) has become the first Australian company to sign the landmark Investor Declaration on Plastic Pollution, a declaration citing plastic pollution as a clear corporate brand risk and pledging to interact with leading companies to find solutions through new corporate commitments, programs, and policies. In becoming a signatory to the...

Six in 10 Australians Say Their Mood Negatively Impacts Their Savings Habits

Six in 10 Australians Say Their Mood Negatively Impacts Their Savings Habits

Buy Now, Pay Later services and social media also negatively impacting saving goals PRESS RELEASE Boredom and ‘bad days’ are among the biggest savings roadblocks for Australians, along with social media influencers, peer pressure from friends, and Buy Now, Pay Later services according to new research by MyState Bank.  MyState Bank research revealed Australia is...

Impact Investing for a Sustainable Future

Impact Investing for a Sustainable Future

In the last few years, the practice of impact investing has grown exponentially. Along with concepts such as social enterprise and triple bottom line, impact investment is the result of a move away from the ‘profit-only’ manner of doing business towards the incorporation of more sustainable and ethical practices while simultaneously making profit.  As the...

I’m Almost 28 and Have No Savings and Hefty Student Debt. Here’s How I’m Taking Control of My Finances This Year…

I’m Almost 28 and Have No Savings and Hefty Student Debt. Here’s How I’m Taking Control of My Finances This Year…

At nearly 28 years old, with absolutely no savings and a hefty student debt, I’ve never had any interest in my personal finances. No offence to my Mum, but she is also terrible with her finances. She is 62-years old, with no savings or assets and relies heavily on my Dad to live. “Financial independence...

Worried About Climate Change? Make Sure Your Super Fund Matches Your Environmental Values

Worried About Climate Change? Make Sure Your Super Fund Matches Your Environmental Values

Early this month the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its landmark report on emissions, which made it very clear that we must all “pursue efforts” to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius or face the disastrous effects of climate change. From record-breaking droughts affecting farmers through to kilometers of dying coral in the Great Barrier Reef,...