Selecting funds for ethical and sustainable investment

Previously, Quintin Rayer asked why ethical investment matters, introduced sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing , and looked at different approaches to ethical investing. This article considers the selection of ethical funds, outlining some of the challenges investors face. Future articles will explore topics including performance.

This article is the sixth 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 (2018), Selecting funds for ethical and sustainable investment, DISCUS, available at, 3 pages, 11 January 2018.



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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.