More and more people are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to investing and consider their own ethical values when making investment decisions.
“Sin stocks” such as shares in tobacco and arms companies are obvious omissions from portfolios. Inclusions may include shares in companies that have a positive ethical stance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
For most people the work involved in selecting appropriate companies to invest in and then trying to find a mix that will provide them with a profit is too complex and time-consuming. Fortunately there are fund managers specialising in sustainability and ethical investing that can cater for those with such investment requirements. The funds may not be an exact match for every investor’s principles but they can provide a good compromise solution if investing is not your forte.
EFPG has written a brief article about Ethical investing, expanding on the above and also covering what it means to invest ethically, a very brief history of ethical investing, comparisons in profitability between ethical and unrestricted investments and EFPG’s preferred solution.
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