The participation from SEDCO Capital comes after Hassan Al Jabri, SEDCO Capital's CEO, launched the firm's new Prudent Ethical Investing
(PEI) investment strategy, integrating Shari'ah-compliant investment approach with ethical investing
One, the Shari'ah investment universe was more resilient and less volatile than the rest after the market and two, ethical investing
which focuses on the ESG (environmentally friendly, socially responsible and governance driven) investing was on a rise.
More information about ethical investing
is available on the Money Advice Service website - www.
Indeed, it is true to say that ethical investing
overall still constitutes a relatively small part of the overall investing universe.
Even before the financial crisis took hold, ethical investing
was starting to enter the mainstream.
So among the topics I'll be writing about are the concept of right livelihood, Unjobbing and dejobbing, stretching our spending power and downsizing our expenses, home business and telecommuting, co-ops, food clubs and community kitchens, ethical investing
, locavore economics, lending circles and micro-loans, green business, social enterprise, community ownership, barter, local currencies, crowdfunding, redefining our relationship with money, and much more.
The company, which has an ethical investing
policy, says it now plans to attract more customers who are fed-up with the big names.
Julie Tanner, in charge of ethical investing
at Christian Brothers Investment Services, which manages Catholic funds, condemned the "pervasive and value destroying scandal" at the company and urged greater accountability from a "truly independent chair".
But, Sue Round from Ecclesiastical Investment Management maintains: "We have long known the benefits of ethical investing
for clients, and ethical funds compete for the top spots in fund ranking tables overall.
Reuvid, an investment banker, international corporate development consultant, and former economist, assembles 29 chapters written by financial service providers from the UK who emphasize its policies and environment and cover performance in wealth management, asset allocation and portfolio management, ethical investing
, structured products, individual life stage needs, personal pensions, tax-efficient investing, ecological and environmental investments, charitable giving, investment after the economic crisis of 2008, and how to invest in art and antiques, diamonds and gold, wine, real estate, forestry, and the environment.
I was fortunate recently to spend an hour by telephone with Amy Domini, founder of both the eponymous Domini 400 Social Index and Domini Social Investments (the investment advisor for the four investment vehicles in the Domini family--Domini Social Equity Fund (DSEFX), Domini International Equity Fund (DOMIX), Domini Social Bond Fund (DSBFX), and Domini Money Market Account, and author (with Peter Kinder) in 1984 of one of the first books on the subject, Ethical Investing
, and asked her to explain what it means to approach investing with social and environmental values in mind.
INFORMATION: Financial advisors specialising in ethical investing
are listed on yourethicalmoney.