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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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For investors Valmet's inclusion in this index provides further assurance of the company as an ethical investment target.
46 percent of respondents view ethical investments as extremely important to the company, whereas 20 percent view it as very important.
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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.
Ethical investments Investment should be undertaken by trustees with a view to achieving the best financial gain for the scheme (subject to not taking undue risks) in order to ensure that the scheme is able to pay members' promised benefits.
A poll by YouGov for this week's campaign reveals 49% of savers want to make a difference - and make money - from ethical investments.
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".