By Ethical Futures
Historically, faith has been one of the key drivers of the development of ethical investment, with a strong role played by both Quaker and Methodist movements. Interestingly however, it is not an issue that is so prevalent in our day-to-day discussions with clients and therefore we were delighted to see the Church of Scotland taking the initiative to spread the word amongst its congregations.
By Emma Simon, The Guardian
Those attempting to challenge and change financial systems are now looking to recruit a new army: the young. But this "Generation Y" – those aged between 18 and 30 – aren't mere foot soldiers to this cause. Many in this age bracket are leading from the front, with innovative projects designed to engage younger people, and get them thinking about the impact of the financial decisions they make.
By Alex Blackburne, Blue & Green Tomorrow
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has revealed that National Ethical Investment Week, the industry’s flagship event for the past seven years, is to be rebranded as Good Money Week for 2014. UKSIF explained that the change was a reflection of how sustainable investment and finance had evolved since 2008, when the first National Ethical Investment Week took place.