This week is Good Money Week – every year the campaign raises awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance. For those investors who want to get involved, we’ve published a new guide with an overview of how ethical and sustainable funds work, plus a selection of our top investment ideas for ‘green’ investing.
Published on 01 Oct 20182 minute read
Sustainable and responsible investing has become increasingly popular in recent years since people have started to see the effects that both they and the companies they invest in can have on the world, particularly after events such as the BP and Volkswagen scandals.
In 2015, the UN Climate Change Conference saw historic commitments from world leaders to cut down on carbon emissions and 2017 was the greenest year on record for the UK using electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Both reflect the increasing desire to reduce our carbon footprint and focus on sustainability in everyday business and consumer choices, as the global population continues to grow and resources become scarcer.
As a result, it’s becoming more important for companies to improve their Ethical, Sustainable and Governance (ESG) investment sectors. The well-established ESG shares these ideas about responsibility and sustainability and aids investors who want to focus on greener investments.
In our new guide, we’ve highlighted:
If you want to know more about ESG investing and how you can get involved with ‘good money’ investments, call us on 020 7189 9999 or email email@example.com.
The value of an investment may go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally invested. Please note that ethical funds may, by definition, have a limited investment universe; this may affect performance.