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02
Nov

Can you make good returns from ethical investing?

By bt.com
It's Good Money Week, where people are encouraged to think about the companies they put their money into and the investment choices they make. And this includes the issue of so-called ethical investing. Research by investment company Architas has revealed that, over a 10-year period, 21 out of the 39 ethical equity funds on the market beat the Ftse All Share, including dividends reinvested. The Ftse All Share has returned 58.8% over the five years to September 30, compared to the Ftse4Good UK benchmark of 63.5%.
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02
Nov

Does the performance of ethical funds stack up?

By David Brenchley, MoneyWise
t is that time of year again when the spotlight is shone on ethical investing, all in aid of Good Money Week, a campaign that promotes investing in 'saint' stocks over the 'sinners'. But while over the past couple of years the ethical investment sector has been on an upward path, it remains a small part of the £950 billion strong UK industry, accounting for £12 billion of assets under management.
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02
Nov

Vigeo Eiris 2016 UK & Europe Retail Fund Estimates Show Strong Responsible Investment

By Blue & Green Tomorrow
The latest estimate by Vigeo Eiris of the size of ethical and green funds across Europe indicates that UK retail investors entrusted more than £15bn to these funds in 2016. This figure is broadly similar to the £15bn figure EIRIS published for the UK alone in 2015. The estimate is based on research from the 17th edition of the study ‘Green, Social and Ethical Funds in Europe’ conducted by Vigeo Eiris in partnership with Morningstar and covering the period June 2015 – 2016.
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01
Nov

SMUG MONEY: There’s no moral maze quite like money

By Rebecca O'Connor, Good With Money
Anyone reading anything about ethical investing this week (which is more likely to be the case this week than most as it’s Good Money Week) might feel a little confused as to what actually counts as ethical and who gets to decide, such is the overwhelming array of criteria and disagreement.
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31
Oct

Episode #42 - Put your money where your mouth is

By Tom Idle, Narrative Matters
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31
Oct

Investment Perspectives

By Ed Mitchell, ShareRadio
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31
Oct

What does your bank really do with your money?

By Jemma Moran, The Huffington Post
Whether you have a little or a lot of it, there’s no denying that money is a powerful form of democracy. The way you spend, save and invest is a vote for your values and beliefs. So it’s quite frightening that a new survey this week has found nearly half of all investors have no idea which businesses or industries their money is supporting.
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31
Oct

UK tracker funds are not socially responsible

By Marina Gerner, Money Observer
Tracker funds are financing activities that damage society and the planet because they pump hundreds of millions of pounds into fossil fuel and tobacco companies, warn responsible investment experts at Castlefield Advisory Partners. On the occasion of Good Money Week (30 October-4 November) the advisory company commissioned a report which shows that eight of the UK's nine biggest tracker funds - which together have £16.7 billion under management - invest £1.2 billion, or 9 per cent of their combined value, in fossil fuels.
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31
Oct

Public opinion supports ethical investing 'kitemark' - research

By Hannah Godfrey, Professional Adviser
Public opinion supports the introduction of a kitemark-style label to help identify financial products that operate in a sustainable or ethical way, according to research commissioned to mark Good Money Week.
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31
Oct

Can ethical funds keep up with their rivals? Study claims the 'feel-good' factor costs investors, but fans say a positive impact matters

By Eleanor Lawrie, Thisismoney.co.uk
Do you really know what you're invested in? You could be one of the millions who invest in funds backing tobacco, alcohol, gambling and the arms trade - and may have done very well out of them.   That profit, however, may leave you feeling uncomfortable. So should you back a more ethical investing style?   
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