Category: Finance

Finally, Some Good Financial News – The Pandemic is Accelerating Growth in ESG Investments

Finally, Some Good Financial News – The Pandemic is Accelerating Growth in ESG Investments

The impact of the current slowdown in economic activities worldwide has been generally negative and depressing. The world economy has fallen into a recession, practically every sector of the global economy has been affected and the ripple effects of this impact can neither be overstated nor ignored. At the onset of all this, early estimates...

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

GoParity, an impact investment platform based in Portugal and with more than 2.1 million euros of investment raised for environmentally and socially responsible projects is now launching its first project in Africa. Its new project called SolarWood Hospital, will co-finance a renewable energy solution that will be installed at Good Shepherd Mission Hospital in Siteki, capital of Lubombo...

5 Tips to Ease the Money Worries and Bring the Love Back in Your Relationship

5 Tips to Ease the Money Worries and Bring the Love Back in Your Relationship

Australian couples need to work together on their finances to reduce stress, reveals new research. Money is driving conflict, secrets and stress among Australian couples, according to new research from MyState Bank, which is urging all Australian couples to devote more time to working together on their finances this Valentine’s day. The Love and Money Survey of 1,000 Australians...

4 Simple Ways to Reduce (and Hopefully Get Rid Of) Consumer Debt This Year

4 Simple Ways to Reduce (and Hopefully Get Rid Of) Consumer Debt This Year

Newsflash: Overall consumer debt in the US last year amounted to $13.9 trillion, the highest it’s been since data has been made available. This figure paints a worrisome picture of just how many people are currently struggling to stay on top of their personal finances. With over-dependence on credit cards, personal and student loans and mortgages, it’s...

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...

Australian Ethical: A Super Fund That Aligns With My Ethical Values

Australian Ethical: A Super Fund That Aligns With My Ethical Values

My journey into ethical living came by way of fashion, more specifically, when I stepped foot in an offshore garment factory and had the profound realisation that I had been buying clothes without considering the people who had made them or the impact its manufacture had on the planet. That fateful experience nearly 11 years...

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...