Responsible Investment recognises there is more that drives investment returns than just what is found in financial reports. At Mint Asset Management, we believe investing responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but it also enhances long-term risk-adjusted returns and drives long-term value for our investors.

Responsible Investing has been a core and fully integrated component of our investment management process for a long time. We prioritise Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scoring for stock we invest in directly – this is called positive screening. We also employ negative screening, which means we exclude certain companies and activities from our investment universe. Then, as an active fund manager, we engage with companies and policy makers to enact change, as well as exercising our voting rights in our investee companies whenever possible.

For a full explanation of Mint’s approach to responsible investing, please see our policies:

Responsible Investment PolicyStewardship Policy 

To view Mint’s latest proxy voting statistics and our Quarterly Sustainability Report, please click here:

Proxy Voting StatisticsQuarterly Sustainability Report 

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Our Investment Approach

Collating all this together ourselves in a comprehensive process allows us to have a complete picture of all our investments. At Mint, we believe that integrating the best of valuation and financial metrics with the qualitative side of ESG evaluations will drive stronger outcomes for investors.

Our Investment Approach

Articles on Responsible Investing

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Rachel Tinkler Head of Responsible Investment

Mint instrumental in the establishment of RIAA’s new Aotearoa Collaborative Working Group

Mint became a member of Responsible Investing Association Australasia (RIAA) in May 2023. Its missio…

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Rachel Tinkler Head of Responsible Investment

Cracking the Responsible Investing Code

Rachel Tinkler, Head of Responsible Investment at Mint Asset Management talks us through the role an…

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David Fyfe Portfolio Manager

Mint achieves Toitū net carbonzero certification

We are pleased to have achieved our Toitū net carbonzero certification. At Mint, Environmental Socia…

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David Fyfe Portfolio Manager

Responsible Investing – not a fleeting fad

When Mint began our journey on including ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors into our…

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David Fyfe Portfolio Manager

What is really behind Responsible Investing and ESG ratings?

What is really behind Responsible Investing and ESG ratings?

Responsible investing is generally ack…

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Rebecca Thomas Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Building New Zealand’s leading independent Investment and Wealth Management Group

Building New Zealand’s leading independent Investment and Wealth Management Group

Mint is pleased t…

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David Boyle Head of Sales & Marketing

Murder House memories: why KiwiSaver investors need to brush-up on good financial habits

For many investors who cut their teeth in the 1980s, the crash of 1987 left holes in their wealth an…

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Mint strengthens its SRI rating with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

Mint strengthens its SRI rating with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

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Why Doing The Right Thing Is Good For Your Bank Balance: A Beginner’s Guide To Responsible Investing

If you asked a hundred Kiwis on the street what responsible investing means I bet you would get a hu…

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David Fyfe Portfolio Manager

Mint gets Top International Rating for Responsible Investing

Mint Asset Management Limited (Mint)’s focus on responsible investment has earned it the top rating …

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