Everyday people who do not apply ethical or social screening to their money are allowing their funds to be used to finance companies and projects they may not support. If your Bank, Insurance, Pension or Investment Company were to ask you if you would mind them using your money to finance a heavily polluting company - what would you say?
Ethical, or Socially Responsible, Investment offers the opportunity for investors and savers to avoid the companies whose activities they would not want to support, and invest in those operating within a moral framework that reflects their own moral stance.
Whatever your concern may be- People, the Planet, Animals, Faith, there are now a large amount of ethical/socially responsible funds. The concept of ethical is going to vary between different people but for an increasing number of investors, not only avoiding certain activities but actively investing in a positive way, supporting companies that are contributing to a sustainable future.
Is the practice of exclusion of a certain specific criteria which might involve a company’s involvement in one or more of the following
Is the practice of inclusion of companies which adopt good policies in one or more of the following
“Socially Responsible Investment” has evolved over the years as to not just avoid investing in companies that took part in practices deemed to be unethical. Investors thought this is not enough and wish to influence corporate decisions that are akin to their ethical stance.