Ethical investing

Invest in a KiwiSaver fund that aligns with your values

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Invest in the world you want to live in

Looking to invest your KiwiSaver savings in funds that match your personal values? Here at Booster, you can invest your KiwiSaver money into one of our Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds.

And you can claim you’re helping to save the world. (Well, sort of. Just without the superhero cape and tights.)

What is a Socially Responsible Investment fund?

An SRI investment fund is different because it actively excludes investments in socially controversial industries or businesses with damaging activities. Booster applies nine screening filters across our SRI funds, including weapons, fossil fuels and nuclear power production.

We don't invest in...

We don't invest in Genetically modified organisms, Military weapons manufacturing, Civilian firearms production, Gambling operations, Tobacco production, Nuclear power production, Fossil fuels. Alcohol production, Adult Entertainment
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Choosing the right KiwiSaver fund

Booster has a range of different KiwiSaver investment funds to choose from, so you can choose a fund that matches your values and works for whatever stage of life you’re at now, and in the future.

We offer two Socially Responsible Investment funds - SRI Balanced or SRI Growth. All of our core funds follow responsible investing principles, however our SRI funds also exclude investments in specific industries.

You can read the full Product Disclosure Statement here.

 

Ethical investing stacks up

Of course, the key question you’ll have is, ‘Will I get a good return if I invest my KiwiSaver savings in an SRI fund?’

Good news – our KiwiSaver SRI funds perform as well as our non-SRI funds.

So, you can relax, knowing that your investment will perform for you in the long term. Investing your KiwiSaver savings into an SRI fund helps create a world you want to live in, and ethically grows your retirement savings at the same time.

Based on year-by-year returns for Booster KiwiSaver Scheme SRI Growth Fund and High Growth Fund over the last 8 years. (Returns after fees and PIR tax of 28% as at 31/08/2018.)

SRI Growth vs High Growth Comparison Graph

 

Backing up our claim

Booster has always taken a responsible investment approach to our investments. And we’ve been doing so for more than 20 years. It’s not just a label to us. Booster’s SRI funds have been certified as Responsible Investment funds by RIAA and CoGo.

RIAA Certified Responsible Investing Badge

Booster's SRI funds have been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program.*

Conscious Consumers Responsible Investing Badge

Booster’s SRI funds have been awarded the Responsible Investment badge by CoGo for applying specific exclusion criteria across its socially responsible investment funds.

Here's what others have to say...

“CoGo is all about connecting consumers with businesses that are invested in doing good; and as a financial services company, Booster is all about good investments.

We've created a new accreditation badge, 'Responsible Investment' to encourage consumers to invest ethically and put their money to good use. We're very excited to announce that Booster is the first business to receive this badge, and we're proud to be working with a business that invests in a better world.”

Ben Gleisner, CEO, CoGo

"Over the past 3-4 years, I’ve noticed an increase in people interested in investing in funds that are good for the planet as well as getting a good return. I really like Booster’s SRI funds – the exclusions cover key industries that people are concerned about – and our clients have peace of mind that they know where their funds are being invested.

Booster offers a range of tools that help my clients create their own wealth picture. For me, knowing that Booster is NZ owned and operated is very important. I’m confident that my clients can contact Booster directly and they will be looked after."

Robbie Schneider, Authorised Financial Adviser, Succession First

“It's important to me that my money is invested in a way that aligns with my personal values. Reducing environmental harm is a key factor for me, so knowing that Booster's SRI funds actively exclude investments in industries that can cause harm, such as fossil fuels, was paramount for me.

The accreditation of Booster's SRI funds also gives me confidence in my investment. I have the security of knowing that my money is being invested in funds that align with my values.”

Nada Piatek, Co-founder, Again Again

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