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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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23
Oct

Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Marcus Rashford at top of ethics poll

By Evening Express
Sir David Attenborough is the person whose values and ethics people would most like to see reflected across Britain when the nation rebuilds itself from the coronavirus pandemic, a survey has found. Sir David, who has inspired generations by bringing the natural world into people’s living rooms, was voted for by nearly three-quarters (74%) of people surveyed to mark Good Money Week (October 24 to 30) which raises awareness of ethical finance. Environmental activist Greta Thunberg came second with 44% of people wanting to see more of her ethics across Britain.
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23
Oct

Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Marcus Rashford reach top of ethics poll

By Vicky Shaw, Yahoo News
Sir David Attenborough is the person whose values and ethics people would most like to see reflected across Britain when the nation rebuilds itself from the coronavirus pandemic, a survey has found. Sir David, who has inspired generations by bringing the natural world into people’s living rooms, was voted for by nearly three-quarters (74%) of people surveyed to mark Good Money Week (October 24 to 30) which raises awareness of ethical finance. Environmental activist Greta Thunberg came second with 44% of people wanting to see more of her ethics across Britain.
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23
Oct

How can you do good with your money?

By Melanie Wright, Radio Times Money
It's Good Money Week from 24-30 October, which aims to highlight the ways your cash can have a positive impact on society and the environment. Good Money Week is an annual campaign designed to grow and raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance. Here, we look at some of the ways you can do good with your money. Full article
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23
Oct

Ethical investment remains work in progress

By Moira O'Neill, Financial Times
The flurry of activity around Good Money Week this year feels more than justified. Launched in 2005, this annual initiative - which starts on Saturday - aims to help people understand the benefits of sustainable and ethical finance, whether in pensions, investments or savings. And 15 years on, Covid-19 is providing new motivation for investors to explore investing in ethical funds. Full article
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23
Oct

David Attenborough, Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg among figures public wants to lead UK

By Clea Skopeliti, Independent
Sir David Attenborough is the figure who most represents the values Britons would like to see reflected across society, a new poll has found. Nearly 3 in 4 of those surveyed (74 per cent) voted for the natural historian and broadcaster, whose beloved nature documentaries have made him a national treasure. Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist who started the school strikes against climate change, was next with 44 per cent thinking her values should be prioritised as the UK rebuilds itself from the pandemic, the survey to mark Good Money Week found.
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22
Oct

EQ Investors: Good Money Week webinar

By Sue Whitbread, IFA Magazine
EQ Investors (EQ), the B Corp wealth manager, is hosting an impact investing webinar for advisers to coincide with Good Money Week – the annual campaign to raise awareness of sustainable finance. Many of the companies in the EQ Positive Impact portfolios supply essential products and services into healthcare systems worldwide. Several are directly involved in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Full article
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16
Oct

Industry 'doomed' to repeat ESG mistakes

By Imogen Tew, FT Adviser
The industry is destined to “rinse and repeat” the issues surrounding environmental, social and governance investing unless there is a clear, collective framework. Advisers and analysts have criticised the responsible investment sector for its confusing and conflated terminology, a lack of clarity around weightings, greenwashing fears and “woolly” responses, as warning bells are sounded that lingering issues could cause further problems. Full article
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04
Oct

Why the ethical finance industry is still behind the curve

By Lisa Ashford, City A.M.
Ten years on since the financial crisis, there has already been a great deal of focus and contemplation on how financial services have changed over the past decade. For many consumers, banks are still distrusted, not helped by mis-selling scandals or paltry returns on savings accounts. There has been a notable shift in not only how we interact with our finances through technology, but there’s also been a shift in consumer attitudes too. Full article
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04
Oct

A guide to good money: How to invest ethically and sustainably

By Katherine Denham, City A.M.
Good Money Week is now upon us. Launched in 2005, this campaign has nudged sustainable, responsible, and ethical financial products into the spotlight. And it’s the investment industry where this trend has really gained traction, with terms like socially responsible investing (SRI) and “impact investing” coming to the fore. Indeed, it wasn’t long ago that impact investing used to be a sideline consideration when choosing shares and funds, but it’s now entered the mainstream to become a core part of building a portfolio.
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