Ethical & Sustainable Investing

Years back ethical investments were regarded as the domain of small groups and people with a more academic view of finance rather than the run of the mill investor.

Today with more emphasis on “sustainable” investing it has entered the mainstream and investment returns are claimed to be upper quartile and meeting financial outcomes as well as serving the common good.

UKSIFlogo UKSIF is the membership association for sustainable and responsible financial services.

It promotes responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment.

Views on UKSIF

“Sustainability issues are never far from the headlines today. Over the past twenty years, UKSIF has provided a network for those working close to the issues in the sustainable investment and finance sectors, convening on important topics and encouraging innovative ideas and initiatives.”
Martin Clarke
Former UKSIF Chair

UKSIF is a member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) alongside the following membership-based sustainable investment organisations:
Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)
Eurosif
Responsible Investment Association of Australasia
Responsible Investment Association (RIA)
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
VBDO 

The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014 is a collaboration between members of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and the Japan Social Investment Forum.

THE UKSIF WEB SITE

eiaLogoEthical Investment Association

The Ethical Investment Association (EIA) is an association of financial advisers from around the UK, dedicated to the promotion of green and ethical investment.

Members are committed to increasing access to green and ethical investment advice for individuals, businesses and charities, and to increasing and improving their own professional knowledge.

The EIA is a separate chapter of UKSIF – the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association – for financial advisers. We provide support to advisers keen to offer green and ethical investment advice to their clients.

The EIA was started by financial advisers in 1998 with the goal of developing green and ethical investment in the UK and to share ideas about incorporating green and ethical investment into the financial advice process.

The EIA is run by the EIA Advisory Group which consists of volunteers taken from the membership. It is also supported by a Secretariat provided by UKSIF.

Members agree to abide by a code of conduct and to engage in a continued programme of training and development in the field of green and ethical investment and financial planning.

THE EIA WEB SITE

SRIservicesLOGOAdditionally, advisers also have the services of SRI  http://www.sriservices.co.uk the independent green and ethical investment hub for UK financial advisers.
It is managed by Julia Dreblow who has a wealth of experience in this area having been involved in financial services for over 20 years –specialising in SRI since 1998.

SRI – Socially Responsible Investments

Finding an adviser

eiaLogoYou can go to the EIA site and find registered advisers in your area
http://ethicalinvestment.org.uk/financial-adviser/

 

Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy GroupThere is also http://www.praseg.org.uk/
the cross party group for UK politicians and senior industry stakeholders that exists to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community.

 

 

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