Posts Tagged ‘Social Responsibility’

Catholic guide to ethical investing

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
ethical investing

This year’s stock market downturn has made people squint a little closer at how to invest their money. One key question: If I try to invest ethically, am I shortchanging myself when a crunch comes? Believe it or not, investing for profit can be considered a Catholic virtue. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops makes Read more

Keep safe, help keep others safe

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
help keep others safe

The pandemic we are in the midst of is unique and it is dangerous. It is not the “common cold” that some people write to me about. Worldwide there have been over 250 million cases and just over 5 million deaths – this pandemic is unique and dangerous. As of last week, in New Zealand Read more

‘Socially irresponsible freedom’ commandeers Capital

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

An estimated 5,000 people, Tuesday, took to Wellington’s streets protesting their freedom, and distrust of the government and media. The vocally loud and unmasked protesters took over the Capital’s streets and pavements as they snaked their way from Wellington’s Civic Square, through Mercer and Willis Streets and down Lambton Quay to Parliament. At one point Read more

If you are too kind tenants will take advantage of you

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Landlords have backed Auckland property investor Ron Goodwin who says they should not to be “too kind” because tenants take advantage. Mr Goodwin, 74, has 37 properties in Auckland and Waikato generating $14,500 a week in rent. The Rev Mark Beale, who runs a church housing trust which has accommodated up to 20 families, said Read more

Catholics reflecting on Anglican ethical investment stance

Friday, September 13th, 2013

New Zealand’s Catholic Church says it will “reflect” on a decision by Auckland Anglicans to sell out of all fossil fuel investments within two years. On September 7, at the Anglican Diocese of Auckland Synod, the diocese voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion calling on the diocese to withdraw its investments from companies whose main Read more