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