Ethical investment is something that some people feel strongly about. We can provide a simple, sustainable option all the way to bespoke ethical portfolios depending on your ethical requirements.
Ethical investing can mean excluding companies that are involved in industries deemed to have a negative impact on society such as polluters, gambling, tobacco, pornography and alcohol. This is known as “negative screening”.
More recently, funds have been developed to promote “positive screening” where companies aim to meet a certain set of criteria and have a positive impact on society. For example ethical employment practices, environmental conservation.
In addition to positive or negative screening, investment managers are increasingly using their influence to encourage companies to improve their working practices, or using more sustainable resources. This is often referred to as Engagement investing and is the fastest growing sector of ethical investments.