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11
Oct

COMING SOON: THE ETHICAL INVESTMENT REVOLUTION

The ‘millennial’ age group are more likely to care about their social responsibility when it comes to how their money is invested by banks and pension providers, but many aren’t yet taking the steps to make this positive change, reveals Good Money Week.
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11
Oct

REVEALED: THE HIDDEN FINANCIAL GENDER GAP

MEN 10% MORE LIKELY TO HAVE INVESTMENTS THAN WOMEN 9% MORE WOMEN THAN MEN SPENDING MORE ETHICALLY THAN THEY DID 10 YEARS AGO MEN WITH PENSIONS TWICE AS LIKELY TO INVEST BASED IN WHATEVER WILL GIVE THEM THE BEST RETURN   Full press release here
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11
Oct

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? Financial advisers failing customers on ethical and responsible investment says YouGov poll for Good Money Week

A clear majority of the public want their money to do good- only 39% of UK investors are only concerned about whether their investment make money, 47% want to both make money and make a positive difference to the world*. High demand for ethical and sustainable investment – 57% of UK public with a pension believe investment managers have a responsibility to ensure holdings are managed in a way that is positive for society and the environment.
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11
Oct

FAITH AND INVESTMENT COME TOGETHER AS POLLING SHOWS THE PUBLIC WANT INVESTORS TO ACT WITH CONSCIENCE

Church of England launches historic effort for Good Money Week, sending information and a new video on ethical and responsible investment to all dioceses in the UK. High demand for ethical and sustainable investment – 57% of UK investors agree that investment managers, who are often used by faith investors, have a responsibility to ensure their holdings are managed in a way positive for society and the environment.
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11
Oct

WORTHY OF NOTE: BRITS CHOSE SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FOR NEXT BANK NOTE

TV veteran and conservationist Sir David Attenborough has come out top in a list of ethical champions Brits want to be immortalised on the new £20 bank note, due to be released in 2020, in new YouGov research commissioned for Good Money Week. Full press release here
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11
Oct

REVEALED: CONSUMERS MISLED OVER HOW ‘ETHICAL’ THEY ARE

44% of UK adults with a pension think there has been a general increase in ethical consumerism in the last 10 years and separate research in 2015 by Ethical Consumer showed an 8% surge in ethical spending But only 8% of UK adults with a pension think it’s their social responsibility to ensure their pension is invested ethically, and only 3% of investors are mainly concerned about the effect their investments have on the world, rather than if they make money
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11
Oct

‘Bad’ investments put charity donations at risk, warns YouGov poll for Good Money Week

11 October 2017 Poll for Good Money Week finds 77% of UK public said they would be unlikely to donate to a charity if its endowments or other assets were invested contrary to its mission. Strong warning from “Grey” pound with 84% of over 55s unlikely to donate to charities, who invest in companies that worked against their mission, compared to 68% of adults under 24. 54% of UK public (and 60% of over 55s) back a new law to mandate charities to offer donors details of the companies in which they invest.
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31
Oct

New Good Money Week/YouGov poll results announced

STRONG PUBLIC DEMAND FOR FINANCIAL ‘KITEMARK’ TO BOOST SUSTAINABLE FINANCE New Good Money Week/YouGov poll results announced   ·        63% of UK backs label to identify ethical or sustainable financial products; millions more likely to invest if label is created. ·        60% of UK believes financial sector can make high returns while investing ethically and responsibly.  
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19
Oct

“Make Our Money Count” – Public Demand for Sustainable Pensions & Savings Reaches Record High

By UKSIF
54% of investors want their investments to have a positive impact Over one in three adults (32%) want ‘fossil free’ investment option ‘Bribery and corruption’, ‘tax’ and ‘data protection’ now investors’ top three issues
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20
Oct

UK public call for end to financial jargon and for greater transparency on Government spending

By UKSIF
New research reveals over three quarters (77%) of the public want clearer and simpler financial information from Government
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