A brief history of ethical investing

A brief history of ethical investing

In previous articles on ethical investment, Quintin Rayer outlined why ethical investment matters and introduced the concept of sustainable investing with its focus on ‘ESG’ factors. In this article he outlines the history of ethical investing to help place it in its wider context. Following articles will explore different aspects of ethical investment approaches and issues such as performance.

This article is the third in a series making up a helpful introduction to ethical and sustainable investing for IFAs unfamiliar with this topic.  The previous articles can be found here:

Q G Rayer (2017), A brief history of ethical investing, DISCUS, available at http://discus.org.uk/brief-history-ethical-investing/, 3 pages, 19 September 2017.


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Dr Quintin Rayer

About Dr Quintin Rayer

Quintin is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, a Chartered Wealth Manager and holds a Physics degree from Imperial College London and a Physics doctorate in atmospheric physics from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.