Ethical Investments

Ethical Investments

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Invest From
£25 per month
Fund
Ethical Bond
Income Yield
2.87%*
Income Paid Quarterly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment Options

Why we like it: Relatively low cost bond fund with an ongoing charge of 0.55% pa.  The fund’s investment objective is to achieve a total return over the medium term (3-5 years) by investing at least 80% in sterling-denominated corporate bonds, which meet predetermined ethical criteria. The fund’s performance target is to outperform the Markit iBoxx Sterling Non-Gilt Overall All Maturity Index (the “Index”) over a rolling 5-year period. For further information on the fund’s index, please refer to the Prospectus. The fund is available through the Hargreaves Lansdown Platform

*Historic yield correct as at 22/5/2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Ethical Equity
Income Yield
2.27%*
Income Paid Annually
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment Options

Why we like it: Investing ethically often involves avoiding certain companies or sectors. These constraints mean striking a balance between investing ethically and delivering strong performance is no easy task. The Kames team look at the effects a company’s activities can have on the environment and society and use a strict screening process to find suitable companies. Audrey Ryan then selects the ones with the best long-term prospects, taking into account her views on the UK economy. The fund manager Audrey Ryan is one of few fund managers who have handled the constraints of an ethical fund well over the long run. The fund is available through the Hargreaves Lansdown Platform.

*Correct as at 22/5/2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund Choice
Choice of 30 Ethical Investments
ISA & Non-ISA Option

Why we like it:The UK’s first rated list of ethical investments to help you align investments with your personal values. Building your investment portfolio can be tough – and it is even more difficult when you want to choose ethical investments. That can mean a lot of research. The ii ACE 30 makes the job easier for you.Interactive Investor have selected 30 funds, investment trusts and ETFs that they believe offer high-quality choices, across a broad variety of markets.

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Invest From
£50 per month
Fund Choice
Invest via Fidelity Funds Supermarket
& get a discount when you buy this fund
ISA & Non-ISA Option

Why we like it: The UK ethical fund aims to provide long term growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of UK equity assets that meet Standard Life’s strict ethical criteria. Current areas of exclusion include alcohol, tobacco and companies deemed to cause environmental damage – the latter typically rules out most oil and mining stocks. Fund manager Lesley Duncan has an extensive track record in both UK equity and ethical investing, having taking over the reins of this fund in 2004.

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Investing In Ethical Investment Funds

Investing in ethical funds has become increasingly popular with investors looking for investment returns from socially responsible investment (SRI).

Funds can offer significant growth opportunties through investment in companies operating in areas like renewable energy, environmentally friendly transport and engaged in sustainable practices.

The term “ethical investment” however means different things to different people – often terms such as ethical, sustainable, socially responsible (SRI) are terms used to describe this type of investing.

What is ethical investing?

When it comes to choosing an investment there are different “shades of green”. For example a “dark green” approach adopted by a fund manager may see the negative screening or exclusion of companies involved in sectors such as armaments and tobacco. Whilst a “light green” approach may see fund managers invest in companies that are working towards more ethical practices such as waste disposal policy where a positive screening approach is used.

What is ESG investing?

ESG stands for environmental, social governance and is used by fund managers when assessing which companies to invest in.

What is SRI investing?

SRI stands for socially responsible investment and according to the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association (UKSIF) this where investment managers “Seek to promote responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment”.

What is Sustainable investing?

Sustainable investing is where companies are selected that make a positive impact in the areas in which they operate and the wider world. This could range from green technology to social initiatives in developing countries. It’s less restrictive than ethical investing as it allows for the fact that companies are often neither all good or all bad – such as oil companies that invest in clean energy.

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Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.

* Details of how the Financial Services Compensation Scheme applies to investment firms can be found at fscs.org.uk.