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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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It shows more than anything else that ethical investment and investing ethically are no longer the preserve of the 'not-for-profit' few on the fringes of finance - they are the business of those slap bang in the mainstream too.
KIRKLEES Council should surely consider the issue of ethical investments in the wake of the tax avoidance scandals?
Together with a pension fund and a suite of funds managed by a church and charity-owned fund manager, CCLA, he said there is about [pounds sterling]9 billion of central Church of England money that is managed with a common ethical investment policy.
Green and ethical investments look at the wider impact of investing on society and the environment when seeking financial returns.
uk and from the Ethical Investment Research Service at www.
In response, the Church in Wales said it had an ethical investment policy and followed strict guidelines.
The first ethical fund was established in 1984 and the ethical investment sector has been growing rapidly since.
Mr James Thier, executive director of Australian Ethical Investment, says the fund is about improved corporate behaviour, giving a unique voice to shareholders and delivering strong performance.
5% Interest Per Annum Show 'Green' Investments Can Pay in National Ethical Investment Week
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.
In a statement, the church said that it would be inconsistent with its ethical investment policy to maintain its Vedanta investment.