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Oct

PA ANALYSIS: Green investing has an image problem

By Kristen McGachey, Portfolio Advisor
Although ethical investing as a concept is gaining in popularity, it still only accounts for a small sliver, or 1.2%, of the total funds under management in the industry, according to the latest figures from the Investment Association (IA). By contrast, retail investors have pumped more than £23bn into UK authorised funds year-to-date alone, surpassing the annual net retail sales in both 2015 and 2016. It doesn’t help that many out of the box, ambitious ethical projects have failed to get off the ground or gain much traction.
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Oct

Over half of millennials demand fossil fuel free pension investments

By Adam Cadle, Money Age
Over half, 57 per cent, of millennials demand fossil fuel free pension investments, a survey has found.    According to a YouGov poll for Good Money Week, coordinated by the UK Sustainable Finance and Investment Association, the emphasis from millennials for sustainably invested funds has grown, with 57 per cent of investors under 24 wanting this, while a lesser 34 per cent of over 45s call for sustainable investments.   
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09
Oct

Go ethical for Good Money Week

By moneyfacts.co.uk
We all want to get more from our money, but what if we could pair that with doing good? Good Money Week is all about ensuring just that, by raising awareness of the sustainable and ethical options available when it comes to managing your money, ideally leading to better returns as well as a sense of goodwill.
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Oct

Advisers failing clients on social responsibility

By Sonia Rach, Portfolio Adviser
Financial advisers are failing customers by not providing them with information on the environmental and social impact of their investments, a survey has found... Read here.
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Oct

Sir David Attenborough Favourite To Be Face Of New £20 Note

By Julia Banim, UNILAD
With his gentle voice, ethical outlook and incomparably beautiful wildlife documentaries, Sir David Attenborough has transcended his national treasure status to become a 21st century icon. It’s therefore no surprise whatsoever the 91-year-old naturalist has topped the list of ‘ethical champions’ Brits want to see looking out at them from the next £20 pound note. With a staggering 40% of votes, Sir David was the clear, and well deserved, favourite by a long chalk.
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Oct

Brits want Sir David Attenborough on the new £20 note

By Katie Jones, Country Living
The Bank of England has confirmed that English artist J. M. W. Turner will be the face of the new £20 note. Yet it seems that some Brits would prefer the banknote to celebrate a living person when it goes into circulation in 2020. Sir David Attenborough has been named the favourite from a list of "ethical champions" people in the UK would like to see featured on the next £20 note, a survey has revealed.
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09
Oct

Who will be on new £20 note? Brits pick top TV star to be face of new twenty quid

By Christine Younan, The Daily Star
BRITS are anxiously waiting to see who’s face will print on the new £20 note and now a survey has revealed who the nation wants. The research – conducted by YouGov on behalf of Good Money Week – showed that 40% of the 2,128 people asked said Sir David Attenborough was their first choice.
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Oct

Two thirds of investors never offered ethical funds

By Aamina Zafar, FT Adviser
UK investors want their money to create a positive social and environmental change by investing in progressive and pioneering businesses, according to research. The analysis by the Impact Investing survey from Triodos Bank UK found that while demand for positive investments is growing, 67 per cent of investors have never been offered ethical or sustainable investment opportunities.  The results coincide with Good Money Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance.
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Oct

Advisers must help 'demystify' ethical investing - UKSIF

By Victoria McKeever, Professional Adviser
Good Money Week organiser UKSIF has called on financial advisers to help "demystify" ethical investments as research revealed increasing public demand for products that "make money and have a positive impact".  
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