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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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People who care what their hard-earned cash gets up to behind their backs and would prefer it to be 'doing good' have been turning in increasing numbers to ethical investment funds to C?generate a return on their savings.
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91 per cent of respondents have considered ethical investments in Sukuk.
Green and ethical investments are a powerful tool that allows you to have a positive impact on the world around you.
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Many people are choosing a more sustainable lifestyle, but to what extent are they considering ethical investments as well?
"I have been told the independence of the pension trustees and the rules that require them to seek to maximise the return, makes ethical investments difficult.
Islamic finance will likely expand faster than mainstream banks this year, and its total assets will top $1 trillion as demand for ethical investments intensifies.