Does kōura apply ethical investing criteria?

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are taken into account in all of our investment decisions. 

We apply the New Zealand Super Fund exclusions list to our portfolios where possible, and will also be vocal on ESG issues when they come up in the companies we invest in.

We invest the overseas share of our KiwiSaver scheme in international funds managed by BlackRock, one of the largest fund managers in the world. While we have chosen funds which are managed with ESG considerations and are the best in the class of indexed funds, there may be differences between the exclusion criteria of these funds and our exclusions policy.  

You can find more details on our responsible investing policy here.