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30
Oct

Broaden your mind, and your investment portfolio

By Holly Black, Morningstar
“Are you local?” was the question asked many a time in by Tubbs in League of Gentlemen. It’s a question you should ask of your investment portfolio, too. Of course, Tubbs was trying to keep non-locals out of her strange village, whereas you should likely be thinking more about opening up the borders of your portfolio to the wider world.
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27
Oct

Most Britons don’t know if their pension is in line with their values

By Rebecca O'Connor, Interactive Investor
A survey published in Good Money Week reveals there is a significant lack of awareness over whether retirement pots are invested in line with savers’ moral values. - 53% of people do not know whether their pension is invested in line with their values; nearly one fifth (19%) said it is not and more than a quarter (28%) said it is - Groups most likely to be unsure about the way their pension was invested were women (66%), young people (63% of those aged under 42) and those with final salary or defined benefit pensions (56%).
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27
Oct

How to spot greenwashing

By Sarah Davidson, ThisisMONEY.co.uk
The past six months has seen a surge in people wanting to make the economy greener, with a third of Britons stating the pandemic has sharpened their focus when it comes to the environment. Asked what the Covid-19 outbreak had focused their minds on, 31 per cent said their pandemic experience has increased awareness of climate change, according to a Rathbone Greenbank Investment survey of 2,000 people. A quarter also said they believed that investing in companies helping to combat climate change was now key to achieving a greener future.
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27
Oct

Good Money Week: what does being a sustainable and responsible investor mean in 2020?

By Sue Whitbread. IFA Magazine
This week is Good Money Week, the initiative which aims to help people to find sustainable and ethical options for banking, pensions, savings and investments. Delyth Richards, Head of the Client Solutions Group at Kleinwort Hambros,  considers what being a sustainable and responsible investor means in the current climate, and beyond.
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26
Oct

Ethical brands often beat big banks for savings returns

By Evening Express
Many ethical brands continue to offer higher returns than traditional high street banks, Moneyfacts.co.uk found. It also said savers looking for a slightly higher rate in return can also find ethical brands paying decent returns on notice accounts. Moneyfacts carried out the research to mark Good Money Week (October 24-30), which helps savers to find ethical and sustainable options. Full article
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26
Oct

How to be greener with your money

By Kalpana Fitzpatrick, Good Housekeeping
This week sees the start of Good Money Week (24-30 October), which focuses on how you can opt for sustainable and green options with banking, pensions, savings and investments. Recent months have seen more people taking an active decision to put their money with banks that are ethical or to invest their money into funds that help make social and environmental changes.  Full article
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25
Oct

Guide to being ethical with your money

By Candiece Cyrus, Forbes
This week's Good Money Week (24-30 October) is all about giving your money an ethical overhaul. With up to 40% of us planning to revamp our finances since the pandemic, it sets out how to make 'cleaner, greener' choices in your banking, pensions, savings and investments. From recycling rubbish to choosing ethical investments, awareness around how our everyday choices can impact the world is growing.   Full article
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24
Oct

Green firms embrace 'The Attenborough Effect'

By Sarah Bridge, Financial Mail on Sunday
Despite more than 60 years of reporting on our planet and its inhabitants, Sir David Attenborough still has the power to shock. His latest film, A Life On Our Planet – extracts from an accompanying book were recently printed in The Mail on Sunday – provides a terrifying look at how quickly the planet has been stripped of resources and the devastating impact on the natural world.
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23
Oct

Doing good with money: ethical consumers and businesses are driving forces behind impact investing growth

By The Guardian Labs
One of the surprising effects of the Covid-19 pandemic was a resurgence of camaraderie: people rediscovered their local stores, applause rang out for national health services and, at the peak of the first wave, many countries saw a sense of solidarity overtake adversarial politics. Indeed, according to a YouGov survey, a fifth of Brits, for instance, donated to charity between May and July, despite the effects of the pandemic on their household finances.
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23
Oct

Good Money Week: Savers expect a clamp down on pension fossil fuel funding

By Hope William-Smith, Professional Pensions
More than half of workers want to be notified by their pension provider if their savings are unknowingly being used for investments in fossil fuels. A total of 52% of respondents to Opinium research said they wanted to be notified, while a further three in five said they cared about the values of the companies their pension is invested in.  Full article
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