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.
By Victoria McKeever, Professional Adviser
Millennials are more likely to invest responsibly through a pension than any other investment wrapper, research from The Wisdom Council has found. More millennial investors said they would invest in responsible strategies through their corporate pension or personal pension if the option were available. More than one-third (37%) said they were... Full article here
By Adrian Troughton, Leicester Mercury
Sir David Attenborough has topped a poll of ‘ethical champions’ people most want to see on the new £20 note. New national research has seen the world-famous naturalist, who was brought up in former Leicester, gain 40 percent of the votes. Full article here.
By Darius McDermot, FT Advisor
This Best In Class column looks at Standard Life Investments UK Ethical fund. The VW emissions scandal, Sports Direct's poor treatment of employees and Trump’s tearing up of the Climate Change Agreement have all highlighted, in different ways, what the implications of corporate, social and environmental responsibility (or the failure thereof) can be.
By Darius McDermott, YourMoney.com
Good Money Week, which runs from 8 to 14 October this year, provides investors with a great opportunity to think about how they can invest and make a difference at the same time.