Encouraging Tobacco Free Investment

We are a not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to inform, prioritise and advance tobacco free investment by eliminating tobacco from investment portfolios across the globe.



The challenge

Many people are unknowingly contributing to what the World Health Organisation has described as a global tobacco epidemic.

Most pension fund members are invested in default investment options, which unbeknown to them, are invested in tobacco companies. Such financial support of the tobacco industry stands in sharp contrast to the efforts of the global health sector to advance tobacco control and the commitment demonstrated by 180 governments that have signed the UN Tobacco Treaty.



Our People

Dr Bronwyn King
Clare Payne
Dr Rachel Melsom

Our vision

Tobacco Free Portfolios aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate pension fund investment in tobacco.



Become Involved

Tobacco Free Portfolios needs ongoing collaborative support from individuals and organisations to achieve its important mission of informing, prioritising and advancing tobacco free investment.

Our News

16 Mar 2017

AMP Capital introduces new ethical framework

AMP Capital is furthering its commitment to responsible investing by introducing a new decision-making framework where, in exceptional circumstances, it may exclude companies or sectors on ethical grounds within its entire investment portfolio.

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23 May 2016

AXA Goes Tobacco Free

Excerpt from AXA Press Release: AXA Group divests tobacco industry assets Smoking poses the biggest threat to public health in the world today Role of health insurers is changing: healthcare, in the future, won’t be just about cure, it will be about prevention As a responsible health insurer and investor, the AXA Group has decided

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23 Mar 2017

BNZ to exclude nuclear and tobacco producers

Bank of New Zealand has developed a responsible investment policy which excludes companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products from its international equity holdings, it said.

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