BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited (BTNZ) is the funds management arm of the Westpac group of companies in New Zealand.
Together, BTNZ and Westpac NZ have developed a Responsible Investment Policy which applies to the management of our portfolios. It means that our funds exclude sectors or companies that manufacture and sell assault weapons to civilian customers, manufacture controversial weapons, tobacco or process whale meat. But responsible investing is about more than just keeping away from certain sectors. It’s also about looking to the future and making rigorous decisions on the basis of a range of environmental (E), social (S) and corporate governance (G) factors. The theory is: companies that perform well in terms of ESG are more likely to perform well financially over the long-term.