Our Story, Our Future

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At Findex, we believe that the best way to predict the future is to create it.

As climate change worsens and its impacts are felt by more people, we understand that it is up to all of us to act today to protect tomorrow. We are committed to playing our part in creating a safe future where people and planet thrive.


Impactful, ambitious and responsible


Climate and carbon neutrality actions

Climate is impacting quality of life across the globe. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change, global warming must not exceed 1.5oC above preindustrial levels by 2030.

Our organisation has a large geographical footprint with offices in both metropolitan and regional areas across New Zealand and Australia, and we are committed to taking steps to play our part in the global efforts to limit global warming.

What we are aiming to do:

  • Participate in the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures to address financial risks and opportunities related to climate change and integrate into our risk management and strategic planning processes.

  • Prepare an annual Carbon Footprint Report to track our carbon performance against our emission reduction targets.

  • Address our residual carbon emissions through verified carbon projects to become a carbon neutral certified organisation.

  • Create and implement a Renewable Energy Plan that increases the amount of renewable energy powering our offices across New Zealand and Australia.

  • Develop and implement a Carbon Neutral Strategy that identifies opportunities to reduce our carbon emissions by increasing our efficiencies in various natural resource use.

  • Provide climate change and carbon literacy training to inspire and educate all employees to make informed decisions that contribute to our carbon reduction journey.


Reducing our use of natural resources

The services we provide to our clients across New Zealand and Australia result in the use of natural resources. We understand the impacts that our operations can have on the environment.

To reduce our impact on the environment, Findex will reduce our consumption of natural resources through impactful actions aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

What we are aiming to do:

  • Develop and implement a Sustainable Events Policy and checklist and a Plastic Free Events Policy for both internal and external events that reduces our consumption of resources.

  • Incorporate sustainability requirements within our Property and Leasing Strategy that prefer office locations that have greater efficiencies in water, energy and waste management thereby reducing our use of resources.

  • Undertake an annual waste audit of a representative metropolitan and regional office in New Zealand and Australia to identify waste efficiencies and education opportunities under the waste hierarchy (prevent, reuse, recycle, recover and disposal).

  • Develop and launch a Responsible Procurement Plan that addresses reducing paper consumption, printing and also ensures the paper stock we use for offices, events and marketing comes from sustainable sources.

  • Develop and promote an ‘Active Travel Guide’ for our employees to encourage the use of sustainable transport modes (walking, cycling and public transport) instead of car use where possible to address our staff commuting emissions.


Commitment to the UN Global Compact

In addition to our Sustainability Strategy actions and targets being aligned to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, Findex will become a signatory of the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative which supports businesses to align their strategies and operations to ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Our commitment to integrating sustainability within our business is further demonstrated through becoming a UN Global Compact Signatory.

What we are aiming to do:

  • Findex will become a signatory to the UN Global Compact and commence integrating the ten principles by no later than FY25.


Responsible investment services and fund managers

Findex directly manages a large suite of investments and diversified portfolios on behalf of clients. We can contribute to sustainable change across industries through our investment managers playing an active role in ensuring that the companies in which they invest take responsibility for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and social responsible investment (SRI) issues and actively monitor them for best practice.

What we are aiming to do:

  • 50% of the Investment Managers approved for adviser use are Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) and or signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) by the end of FY27.

  • Publish our Social Responsible Investment Policy by the end of FY24 and commit to reviewing every two years.