Ethical & Sustainable Investing

Ethical and sustainable investment can be seen as a ‘nice-to-have’ but not an essential part of a portfolio. In our research, we look to raise awareness about the fundamental importance of ethical investment and increase familiarity with concepts and phrases such as ‘sustainable investment’, ‘Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance’ (ESG). We also consider the various approaches used for investing ethically.

In addition to raising awareness, we seek to counter the arguments concerning ‘the price of conscience’ by exploring the inherent benefits ethical investment brings revealed through the interplay of reduced risk and competitive advantage.

Business ethics: moving beyond just compliance

Business ethics: moving beyond just compliance   As a topic, business ethics moves beyond the usual focus on compliance issues…

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An introduction to ESG investing (for advisers with ethically minded clients)

An introduction to ESG investing (for advisers with ethically minded clients) In a previous article on ethical investment, Quintin Rayer…

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Why ethical investment is crucial and not just ‘nice to have’

In this article Dr Quintin Rayer raises the question: “Why does ethical investing matter?”. Although ethical investment can be seen…

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Should Ethical Investors Target Carbon-Neutrality?

Carbon emissions play a major role in climate change.  Current approaches to limiting global average temperature rises have focused on…

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The Need for Really Ethical Property Funds

Diversified ethically-invested portfolios benefit from a range of asset classes, including property, just as much as conventional portfolios.  While ethical…

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Banishing the Ethical Investing Myth of Underperformance

Advisers may find that they struggle with their own ethical dilemma with ethical investing.  While many advisers and clients believe…

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Exploring ethical and sustainable investing

Ethical Investment can be seen as falling into the ‘nice-to-have’ but not essential category. This paper seeks to raise awareness…

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