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Ethical and sustainable investing

A guide to ethical and sustainable investing

Ethical and sustainability preferences have become more varied in recent times. 

Do you know what options are available to you? 

Introduction

Ethical and sustainable investing is rapidly growing in popularity. We define ethical and sustainable investing as investing with a view to helping society, the climate, planet, and avoiding areas that can be considered unethical.

Ethical investing aims to exclude benefiting from organisations or industries that are considered harmful to society and the environment. Instead, it is about investing in organisations and companies that are committed to operating in a sustainable and positive way for the future.

This is usually done by filtering the harmful practices out (negative screening) and actively seeking to invest in companies that are committed to making positive decisions through their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices (positive screening).

Investors are being influenced by growing concern for the planet, and the impact that certain companies are having on the environment. Individuals want their money to have a positive impact on the world and want clarity of what they are investing in and how their money is being used.

Sustainable investing can also be referred to as socially responsible investment or green investing.

We hope the information in this guide is helpful and broadens your knowledge of ethical and sustainable investing.

What is ethical and sustainable investing?

‘Ethical’ means different things to different people. It is about how you feel about an industry or practice.

There is a growing need to make a difference to our world. More of us are recycling, reducing plastic use, watching our fuel consumption and perhaps trying to reduce meat consumption.

This can be extended to investment decisions too. For many investors, how and where their money is being invested is becoming more of an important issue.

Ethical investing aims to exclude benefiting from organisations or industries that are considered harmful to society and the environment. Instead, it is about investing in organisations and companies that are committed to operating in a sustainable and positive way for the future.

This is usually done by filtering the harmful practices out (negative screening) and actively seeking to invest in companies that are committed to making positive decisions through their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices (positive screening).

Sustainable investing can also be referred to as socially responsible investment or green investing.

Read our guide for more information.

How can we help you?

Whether you are an experience investor, or looking to build your first portfolio, we can help. Our independence means we have access to the entire market and can find suitable solutions for you.

If you would like assistance with your investments and the ethical and sustainability options available, or if you wish to arrange an initial no cost, no obligation, consultation, then please fill out the contact form below. Alternatively, you can call 01603 706 820 or email info@lffp.co.uk.

Important information

This article is solely for informational purposes and nothing in it is intended to constitute advice or a recommendation. You should not make any investment decisions based on its content. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

While considerable care has been taken to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date, no warranty is given as to its accuracy. This article constitutes a financial promotion.

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