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Ethical Investing

Any investment philosophy that recommends investment decisions based upon a decision's ethical implications for individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking, and therefore refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethical investing may be both positive and negative; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not make investments (e.g. in arms manufacturers). Some mutual funds, and even whole subdivisions of companies, are dedicated to promoting ethical investing. See also: Green fund, Islamic finance.

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Green and ethical investments are a powerful tool that allows you to have a positive impact on the world around you.
If you want real returns, there are a plethora of sustainable and ethical investment funds on the market, from big hitters such as Aberdeen Asset Management (which offers the Aberdeen Responsible UK Equity Fund) to smaller outfits such as Kames' Ethical Cautious Managed Fund.
The first ethical fund was established in 1984 and the ethical investment sector has been growing rapidly since.
Some of the ethical investment funds have consistently performed well over the last five years so choosing to invest in line with policies on health or climate change should not necessarily mean poorer returns.
This increases the scope of the companies that can be included in Teachers Assurance Ethical investment portfolio and allows Teachers Assurance to give a greater weight to those companies specialising in environmental issues.
But finding successful ethical investments isn't always easy.
In other countries, ethical investments are getting considerable attention, as many people are seeking to capitalise on both financial return and social good.
Q I'VE been looking at making ethical investments and one of the companies I looked at was referred to as being "dark green".
Greens spokeswoman Rebecca Koncienzcy said: "There is no excuse for this great mismanagement of investments as there is a vastwealthof other ethical investments that can actuallyproduce anenhanced yield for pensioners.
Also, a survey showed that two thirds of investors are interested in making ethical investments.
So I think, when people talk about ethical investments, they should think of me and realise that any investment that goes through the stock market is not very ethical because the whole system of brokers tends to exploit people who aren't thinking clearly.
it has entered into an agreement with Tropical Resources, SA, of Panama, to develop and market thousands of hectares of forest land in an effort to promote environmentally friendly and ethical investments in Panama.