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Simplicity's Sam Stubbs: Why the time for ethical investing is now

Saying no to sin

Simplicity's Sam Stubbs: Why the time for ethical investing is now

Simplicity has announced its intention to remove fossil fuel extraction companies and other "sin stocks" - such as porn, alcohol, tobacco and weapons manufacturers - from its KiwiSaver schemes. CEO Sam Stubbs discusses why they've made such a decision - and what the implications could be.

Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

While the world may sometimes feel like it’s going to hell in a handbasket, Sam Stubbs believes saving can help reduce poverty and social inequality - and believes it's something that could benefit Aotearoa, too.

Most Creative People

Sam Stubbs was one of the People's Choice winners for Most Creative in money for Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. Stubbs is a man on a mission and the CEO of Simplicity, an online-only, not-for-profit Kiwisaver fund that hopes to challenge the status quo of high fees and greedy finance companies taking millions of dollars a year away from New Zealander. It gives 15 percent of its management fee to charities, it has become an activist investor demanding more gender diversity in major New Zealand companies and its marketing strategy is all word of mouth, digital savvy and growth hacking. Here, he discusses why he doesn't reckon he's creative, lessons learnt and why you should just do it.

Year in Review 2016, brought to you by Kiwibank

In the latest edition of our series asking some of Aotearoa's best-known businesspeople and visionaries to take a step back and offer their insights on how the past year has gone and how the future might unfold, we chat with Flossie founder and 2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards Most Inspiring Individual winner Jenene Crossan.