Last updated: July 2016
Despite there being more than 100 ‘ethical funds’ on the UK market, very few of them have yet embraced the idea of carbon divestment. The idea of spreading risk across economic sectors is very entrenched in the minds of investment managers and fossil fuels are a big sector to walk away from.
We look at 13 of the most divested ethical funds as the new gold standard in the market.
We also look at how people can use direct investments or peer to peer lending to fund the clean energy infrastructure that needs to replace fossil fuels.
Attitudes to ethical investment
Infographic by Abundance Generation below showing a growing demand for ethical investment, particularly from women; and renewable energy as the second favoured investment area (after property, before oil and gas) in the UK.
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