ethical investing

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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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This is in addition to the content of these elements and discussions with experts on corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, and sustainability within the banking sector.
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With these principles at its core it is surprising that socially responsible investment is a relatively new development in Islamic finance.
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Last month, the bank launched its first socially responsible investment funds in the UK, including an ISAfriendly stocks and share option.
It is intended as a tool to help about 600 listed companies in 11 countries to better understand environmentally and socially responsible investment practices, and the importance of implementing sound corporate governance.
Contrary to a widely held view, that socially responsible investment strategies outperform the market.
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