By Samantha Downes, What Investment
As Good Money Week approaches, Liontrust’s Peter Michaelis, Simon Clements and Neil Brown, co-managers on the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team, highlight five sustainable themes and stocks for investors. Full article
By Ted Harrison, Church Times
THE Apostle Paul, in 1 Timothy 6.10, teaches that “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” In Luke 16.13, St Luke records Jesus as saying: “You cannot serve God and money.” And, in chapter 5 of St James’s epistle, the wealthy are told to “weep and wail” over the miserable fate that awaits them.
By Madeleine Davis, Church Times
MOST savers do not know how much of their pension is invested ethically, a new survey suggests. A poll of 2074 adults carried out by YouGov for Good Money Week found that 47 per cent of savers agreed that they wanted both to “make money, and make a positive difference to the world”, while 39 per cent were concerned only about the former. Full article
By Jayna Rana, Investment Week
Good Money Week - the week-long campaign run by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) to encourage sustainable and ethical investing - is focusing on female economic empowerment and the investment gap for this year's initiative, which launches on 29 September. The campaign, 'Who Fund The World?' comes as research conducted by Good Money Week found that 58% of women do not think financial institutions understand them and their needs.
By Charlene Cranny, Charity Finance
CHARITIES COULD lose supporters if they don’t ensure that environmental and social issues are considered when it comes to investing their charity’s pension, endowment or other assets. Research for Good Money Week by YouGov last year found that 77 per cent of GB public would be likely to withhold donations if they found out that a charity invested its endowment or other assets contrary to its mission. High profile charities such as Comic Relief have faced criticism in recent years on this issue.
By LAD Bible
A YouGov poll on behalf of Good Money Week has put Sir David Attenborough top of a list of 'ethical champions' who the British public would like to see featured on the next £20 note. The poll surveyed 2,128 people, and put Attenborough ahead of Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Stella McCartney, Prince Charles and JK Rowling. Charles came second with seven percent of voters, while Rowling won four percent of the vote.
By Myron Jobson, Mail Online
With Good Money Week in full swing, we mark the ethical investment campaign with a look at the green opportunities that can make you a healthy return. Socially responsible investments have become more commonplace in the investment universe, thanks to an uptick in demand.
By Chris Seekings, The Actuary
That is according to new research published by Triodos Bank, which shows that 54% would not even know where to go to find out about them. This is despite the fact that 64% of investors would like to support companies that make a positive contribution to society and the environment. “The fact that two-thirds of investors have never been offered sustainable and responsible investment opportunities suggests a worrying disconnect,” 3D Investing director, John Fleetwood said.
By Adam Lewis, Portfolio Advisor
Given the enormous amount of attention Daniel Godfrey’s proposed launch of The People’s Trust received, it seemed a cruel irony the announcement it had failed to gather enough assets to be viable came in the middle of Good Money Week.
By Simon Read, Yahoo Finance UK
Do you care how your money is used? Jacqui Furneaux does. The adventurer has ridden around the world on a classic motorbike and says her experiences have helped her focus on making sure that she’s comfortable with whatever she does.