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Oct

Two-thirds of UK investors never offered ethical opportunities

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.
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11
Oct

PA ANALYSIS: Why did The People’s Trust fail to launch?

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.
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11
Oct

How to make money the guilt-free way

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.
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10
Oct

Millennials more likely to invest responsibly via a pension - research

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  
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10
Oct

Former Leicester schoolboy comes top of poll for new face on new £20 note

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.
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10
Oct

When good investor behaviour pays off

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.  
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10
Oct

BLOG: how to get involved in responsible and ethical investing

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.
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10
Oct

Providers told to push responsible investing

By Aamina Zafar, FT Adviser
Providers must up their game in communicating the benefits of investing responsibly or miss an open goal, The Wisdom Council has warned. Research released today (10 October) by the financial services consumer engagement specialist found wording plays a key role in engaging investors.
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10
Oct

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FAVOURITE TO BE ON NEW £20 NOTE

By Pukaar News
Is it any surprise that national treasure, Sir David Attenborough has has topped the list of ‘ethical champions’ Brits want to see on the next £20 pound note? The broadcaster and naturalist fought off competition to receive a staggering number of votes. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Good Money Week, showed that 40 per cent of the 2,128 people who were asked, said Sir David was their first choice.
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10
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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