Its officially Money Week in Aotearoa, New Zealand and we have some exciting news to kick it off — Pathfinder, the ethical KiwiSaver providers have just made NZAVS one of their official charity partners!
Pathfinder donates 20% of their fees to charities and now you can choose us to support when you make the switch. Find out more below.
Make sure your KiwiSaver isn't funding animal testing
The main KiwiSaver schemes invest in animal testing but luckily there is an ethical option available - Pathfinder!
Pathfinder is a KiwiSaver plan that goes further than simply avoiding companies that harm our society – they seek out companies actively making a positive difference.
Pathfinder avoids companies and/or industries causing environmental or social harm, including animal testing, factory farming or other forms of animal exploitation.
In their ethical investment policy it states:
"We avoid companies that test drugs or consumer products (for example cosmetics) on animals - even when testing is required by law."
Pathfinder also won the award for Best Ethical KiwiSaver Fund Provider from Mindful Money for 2021!
Making the ethical switch
If you decide to make the switch, we have more good news:
If your KiwiSaver balance is over $5k, Pathfinder will donate $100 to NZAVS for every supporter making the switch till the end of August 2021.
Making the switch is easy.
1. Go to the Pathfinder website to read more
2. Fill out the form. You will need your IRD number as well as a passport or driving licence
3. Ensure to use campaign code 'NZAVS'
+ You can also choose NZAVS as the charity partner you'd like to support - so you have two chances of supporting NZAVS when you make the switch!
++ You can check what your KiwiSaver is currently invested in via Mindful Money and compare it to Pathfinder here.
We are incredibly grateful that Pathfinder is donating $100 to NZAVS for every supporter who makes the switch to Pathfinder (if you have over $5k in your Kiwisaver). However, Pathfinder wants to make it clear that this gesture is "not meant to be a motivation for their switch - it is critical they choose us because of a values alignment and they are comfortable we can generate the returns they want."
Legal Disclaimer: Pathfinder Asset Management Limited is the issuer of the Pathfinder KiwiSaver Plan. A product Disclosure Statement for the offer is available at www.path.co.nz. 0% animal testing data from Mindful Money Check and Compare.