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08
Oct

People want Sir David Attenborough on new £20 note – but there are other options

By Joshua Barrie, The Mirror
What about putting celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on the new £20 note? He was one of the options in a new poll by YouGov, which asked the British public who they would most like to see on the cash.
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08
Oct

People want David Attenborough on the new £20 note

By Ashitha Nagesh, The Metro
Sir David Attenborough has topped a list of ‘ethical champions’ people most want to see on the new £20 note. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Good Money Week, revealed that 40% of the 2,128 people asked said Sir David was their first choice. Sir David pipped Richard Branson, Stella McCartney and Jamie Oliver to the post, and outstripped his next closest rival Prince Charles, who came in second with just 7% of support. Full article here.
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08
Oct

Brits want Sir David Attenborough on next £20 note, survey reveals

By Hatty Collier, The Evening Standard
Sir David Attenborough has topped a list of "ethical champions" Britons want to feature on the next £20 note, a survey has revealed. The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Good Money Week, showed that 40 per cent of the 2,128 people asked said Sir David was their first choice. He was ahead of other “ethically minded” figureheads, including Richard Branson, Stella McCartney and Jamie Oliver
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08
Oct

Millennials ‘more likely to feel the need to invest pensions ethically’

By Shropshire Star
Millennial pension savers are twice as likely than older generations to think it is their responsibility to make sure their money is invested ethically, a survey has found. One in seven (13%) of 18 to 34-year-olds with a pension believe it is their social responsibility to make sure it is invested ethically compared with 6% of 45 to 54-year-olds and 7% of over-55s. The research, conducted by YouGov, was released to mark Good Money Week, a campaign to raise awareness of sustainable and ethical options when it comes to people’s financial decisions.
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07
Oct

How you can do good in the world AND still make a decent return with an array of ethical investments to choose from

By Holly Black, Financial Mail on Sunday
More investors are looking to do good with their money but are unsure how to go about it.  While 80 per cent of people surveyed by investment giant Schroders say they try to help the environment by recycling or reducing their household waste, just 34 per cent have considered investing as a way to contribute to a more sustainable society.
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07
Oct

Start your own ethical business – it could make a world of difference

By Donna Ferguson, The Guardian
When John Bird launched the Big Issue in 1991, he had no idea how to make money ethically – or how successful his magazine would turn out to be. “I wanted to create a sustainable alternative to begging, crime and prostitution for people stuck on the streets,” he says. “But I was not a saintly person. I’d go out, get drunk and roll into the office late and stinking. I employed people who, like me, had a history of drugs, crime and violence, and some of them ripped us off. I blundered from one mistake to another.”
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06
Oct

What can we do to prosper and increase — economically?

By Church Times
“WATER privatisation looks little more than an organised rip-off” declared a headline in the Financial Times on 10 September. The paper’s City Editor, Jonathan Ford, reported: “Bills are rising to fund mas­sive shareholder payouts.”
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05
Oct

Three ways ethical trackers may miss the mark

By Professional Advisor
by Victoria McKeever Ahead of next week's Good Money Week, Kames Capital has identified three potential pitfalls for investors using ethical tracker funds
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08
Nov

How to plot a course to better long-term returns

By Mark Fawcett, FT Adviser
n responsible investment help advisers plot a course to better long term returns for their clients?  We have just celebrated Good Money Week, an event that encourages consumers to make sure banks, pensions, savings and investments are looking after their money properly. It wants people to check whether their money is being used ‘in ways that benefit you, society and the environment.’  Full article
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05
Nov

Does it pay dividends to be an ethics man?1

By Jeff Salway, The Scotsman
Sticking to your principles can be far from easy, says Jeff Salway Savers and investors in Scotland increasingly want their money to make a positive change to society and the environment, a study has found. But while the appetite for ethical products and investments is stronger than ever, working out how best to invest in line with your principles is far from easy.
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