Ethical Investments

Savers want more transparency from banks, it has been revealed

Savers want banks to be more transparent

A study by Triodos Bank has found the majority of savers are not convinced banks provide enough information on where they invest customer deposits.

Ethical investments can provide high returns

A guide to ethical investing

Investing in companies that use your funds in an ethical manner can be profitable as well as good for the planet but how can you be sure that the companies you invest in are ethical? Kate Saines investigates.

Ethical fund assets hit a record high last year

Ethical investment 'going mainstream'

Investment in ethical and green funds is becoming increasingly mainstream as consumers look for ways to "make money and make a difference", an expert has claimed.

Investment in ethical funds topped £9.5 billion in 2009, according to Eiris.

UK ethical investment reaches record high

Investment in retail ethical funds reached a record high of £9.5 billion in 2009, new figures have shown.

Net sales of ethical investment funds topped £62 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Britons increase ethical investment

Assets held in ethical investment funds increased by 26 per cent during 2009, according to a new report.

Investing ethically? Can it pay?

Ethical investment: After the crunch

Ethical investment was riding high on a wave of good will before the financial crisis really took hold.

Ethical investment appeals more when growth potential is explained

Many investors 'unknowingly ethical'

As many as two in three investors are 'unknowingly ethical' according to the Co-operative Investments.


F&C's Stewardship funds top of the class

The Stewardship Growth and Stewardship Income funds managed by F&C recently received "A" ratings from Standard and Poor's Fund Research.

Green budget?

Budget 2009: A green Budget?

As Alistair Darling finds himself boxed in over what to do in the Budget, one area he may start looking for is a green Budget.

Are financial winds blowing towards ethical investments?

Ditching ethics in investments over the recession?

Ethical investments are now more mainstream, but are morals being dropped with the economic crisis focusing investors' minds on the bottom line?

Co-operative Bank will not lend to firms involved in "exploitation" of great apes

Co-operative Bank updates ethical policy

The Co-operative Bank has unveiled a new "radical" ethical policy after turning away £1 billion in business.

Insurance centre Lloyd's of London urged to stop working in Burma

Insurance giants urged to stop business with Burma

Sixteen of the world's biggest insurance companies have been called on to stop trading in Burma.

Ethical investments: Winds of change blow in investment world

Ethical investment: Just for green investors?

Ethical investments are often seen as not treating people's cash as well as their morals.

Pensions: Ethical choice may be available for new Personal Account pensions

Personal Account pensions may be ethical

Pensions minister Mike O'Brien last night revealed he would be pushing to give people the choice to invest ethically with their personal account pensions.

Investments: Teens lead drive to ethical

Teens boost demand for ethical investors

Pester power is hitting investments with a quarter of teenagers pushing their parents to invest in ethical companies.

ISA: Ethical investments develop root

Ethical investments: Green pound grows

Ethical decisions are increasingly dictating people's financial decisions, new research reveals.

Investments: Ethical investors focus on forests and human rights

Environment leads ethical investors' concerns

Ethical investors are most worried about the environment – with 53 per cent saying climate change was one of their top three concerns.

Global warming provides excellent opportunities for investors

Hot stock tips from global warming

Global warming is not just one of the biggest challenges facing the planet, it is an excellent opportunity for investors.


Top performing ethical investments at Old Mutual Ethical

Old Mutual Ethical Fund has delivered top quartile performances out of the IMA UK All Companies sector over the one, two, three, four and five year periods to the end of April.


Ethical investments

Ethical investments are investments in stocks, shares, and businesses that are made along moral as well as profit-making grounds.

Ethical investment using ISAs is set to surge

ISA savers go green

Seven in ten Britons planning to use their ISA allowance before April are considering investing in a scheme with benefits for the environment.

An ethical fund has topped the UK all companies growth league

Ethical investment fund is best

For the first time an ethical fund has topped the UK all companies growth league.

Ethical investments are a serious way to make money

The truth about ethical investments

Ethical investments are not the preserve of tree-hugging hippies turned investment bankers – but a serious way to make money and keep a clear conscience.


Get a green equity ISA from CFS

Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) has advised people wanting to invest in an ethical or environmentally friendly equity ISA to come to them.


Family Investments launches ethical child trust fund

Family Investments has launched an ethical stakeholder child trust fund.

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