Ethical investing

How to profit from the electric car boom

Revolutionary progress in the electric vehicle market is driving a surge in demand for advanced car batteries and related commodities.

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How carbon-heavy are the most popular funds?

Here we look at how the most-bought funds fare when it comes to being good to the environment.

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ETF analysis: How to profit from two of the hottest themes in town

New launches will come with novel themes, ethical slants and greater transparency, writes Hortense Bioy.

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Barclays’ impact fund: should it be investing in military aircraft?

Barclays clients can now access a so-called ‘impact’ fund, but a closer look reveals some strange holdings for sustainability.

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Sustainability funds – the real achievers and the fakes

A new report reveals sustainable funds that make a difference and those that fail to be socially responsible.

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Think green investing is a bit of a gimmick? Here’s how that’s being changed

Quantifying the social and environmental benefits of companies and funds has long been problematic, with double standards common.

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People’s Trust takes aim at fund manager ‘short-termism’ ahead of launch

The People’s Trust, which launches next month, will set out to eliminate the ‘short-term pressure that plagues the investment chain’.

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Editor's Comment: Can shareholders change the way companies are run?

Fund managers are not encouraged to actively influence the actions of the companies they invest in.

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Sustainability fund ratings: can they be trusted?

A leading financial adviser points out a major flaw in Morningstar's sustainability ratings.

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