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With a wealth of socially responsible funds around, Money Observer searches for the best-performing ethical investments.
More than half of British adults with investments would like to invest in green and ethical investments, according to figures from the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association.
Lessons learned from the financial crisis have led to a considerable increase in socially responsible investing according to a new report.
Ethical and environmental fund adviser, Barchester Green, has called for the introduction of a kitemarking scheme for green and ethical funds.
Increasing numbers of financial advisers now offer green and ethical investments, according to a new survey.
The study, by the Association of Independent Financial Advisers (AIFA), was conducted as part of the run up to National Ethical Investment Week, which starts on 7 November.
In 2005, John Fleetwood founded Ethical Money. He had already developed an impressive track record in ethical investments, but this new move was to see him focus more on investments with a particularly high impact.
Deutsche Bank has confirmed it invested £450,000 in the Big Issue Invest Social Enterprise Investment Fund.
A powerful group of businesses, entrepreneurs, campaign groups and MPs has urged the government not to compromise its plans for the green investment bank.
The Big Lottery Fund has announced it will invest £11.25 million in the social impact bond run by the social investment bank, Social Finance.
Social impact bonds work by drawing up a contract between the government and a third sector provider to run a project to combat a certain social ill.
Investors from the private sector can then invest in the bond and receive a payout based on the performance of the project.