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19
Oct

Ethical investors have been rewarded

By Moneyfacts.co.uk
To mark the start of Good Money Week, Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts has analysed the market and found that those who invested ethically during last year's Good Money Week (19-25 October 2014) have been rewarded for their decision to do so, with the potential returns generated far outweighing those that could have been achieved from non-ethical investments
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19
Oct

Where are the best new sustainable or ethical investment opportunities?

By Hardeep Tawakley, Investment Week
With ethics and responsible investing becoming a core part of many investors’ criteria, Investment Week asks which themes or stockpicks are standing out
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19
Oct

How ethical are you? Women more likely to look at social and environmental factors when they invest... while men want high returns

By Eleanor Lawrie, This Is Money
Women 10% more likely than men to invest for positive social outcomes Men more likely to say they favour high returns over social considerations UK ethical funds returned an average of 57% over the past five years, almost double the return from the FTSE 100 When it comes to ethical investing, which is the fairer sex? Well, according to new research women investors are more likely than men to take social and environmental values into account when investing.
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19
Oct

It pays to invest ethically

By Money Observer
Sunday saw the start of Good Money Week (18 to 24 October), which looks to promote ethical investing. The campaign, previously branded 'National Ethical Investment Week', is in its eighth year. Leading ethical benchmarks have beaten their non-ethical peers over five years. In the UK the FTSE4Good UK Benchmark beat the FTSE All Share Index, returning 48 per cent versus 43 per cent over five years to 8 October 2015. Globally, the FTSE4Good Global Benchmark returned 62 per cent compared to 60 per cent for the MSCI World over five years to 8 October 2015.
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19
Oct

Millennials will shape savings culture

By Amanda Young, FT Adviser
It is the younger generation who are thinking about how to be sustainable investors A new generation is beginning to think about savings and investments. This is particularly the case in countries like the UK, where auto-enrolment has been introduced. Thousands of younger savers in Britain are now bringing down the average age of pension scheme membership, with many starting to set aside money for the future in a way that has not been seen for decades.
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19
Oct

Good Money Week - October 2015

By Nyree Stewart, FT Adviser
Sustainable investing is a term that encompasses many different responsible investment strategies. Just a few years ago it would have been called ‘ethical’ investing, with the negative connotations that phrase brings to mind for some investors. A large number still associate ethical, responsible, or environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing as approaches that lead to lower returns.
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19
Oct

5 surprisingly ethical stocks

By Lesley Duncan, Citywire
To mark Good Money Week, Citywire AA-rated fund manager Lesley Duncan highlights five mainstream stocks with strong ethical credentials To mark Good Money Week, we asked Citywire AA-rated fund manager Lesley Duncan to highlight five mainstream stocks that nevertheless boast ethical credentials.
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19
Oct

Why do ethical and sustainable funds still only make up less than 2% of the market?

By Hardeep Tawakley, Investment Week
Investors have stayed away from ethical funds as they supposedly have to give up returns in order to be ‘socially conscious'.  Ethical and sustainable funds still only account for 1.2% of the total UK funds market, despite net retail sales of ethical funds in the UK reaching £460m in 2014, more than double the 2013 figure of £206m, according to the Investment Association (IA).
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19
Oct

Performance vs morals: Do investors lose out with sustainable funds?

By Investment Week
ESG factors can have positive impact on performance Jon Hale and San Lie of Morningstar analyse whether funds with a ‘socially conscious’ theme really do underperform their more mainstream counterparts, or if this is just a modern myth. One of the concerns about sustainable investing in its various forms is it comes with a financial performance penalty. 
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19
Oct

Fact: The Younger The Investors, The More They Care About Values

By Dina Medland, Forbes
The global investment management industry may not know what has hit it. Leadership does not always come from the grey haired folk, particularly in an age of fast technological change, where the best ideas can rise up from the crowd, without structure or planned deliberation.
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