Advisers must help 'demystify' ethical investing - UKSIF
By Victoria McKeever, Professional Adviser
Good Money Week organiser UKSIF has called on financial advisers to help "demystify" ethical investments as research revealed increasing public demand for products that "make money and have a positive impact".
The UK Sustainable Finance and Investment Association (UKSIF) coordinates Good Money Week, which this year runs until 14 October and aims to spread awareness to consumers about the sustainable and ethical options that exist for their finances.
Pointing to YouGov research that suggested nearly half (47%) of people wanted both to make money and have a positive impact through their investments - compared with 39% stating they were only concerned if their investments made money - UKSIF chief executive Simon Howard (pictured) said the opportunity now existed for the financial services sector to "make it easy" for the public to invest responsibly.