Pensions and investments


MEDIA RELEASE FROM ETHICAL CONSUMER MAGAZINE

 

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 17th March 2014

 

NAMED: THE TOP ETHICAL PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS IN THE FRONTLINE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Ethical Consumer magazine today names the top ethical pensions, investments and savings accounts that are in the frontline in the fight against climate change.

With overwhelming scientific consensus over human activity being responsible for climate change, there is an increasing focus on the role of long-term savings and pensions in addressing the problem of rising global temperatures and ultimately in potentially offering a solution.

 

Co-editor of the Ethical Consumer product guide to ethical investments Rob Harrison said: 

“Combating climate change requires a vast new global infra-structure of renewable energy generation. At the same time consumers are looking for good long-term returns on their investments, pensions and savings. Our product guide identifies those investments and savings that are addressing both goals and which are resulting in a win-win outcome.”

 

The product guide also:

* Reviews how new websites and crowd funding campaigns are enabling consumers to invest directly into key renewable projects.

* Provides a beginners' guide to ethical investing and surveys the current market for ethical investment funds.

 

 

Ethical Consumer recommends Best Buys for the following categories:

Ethical investment funds: Best Buys are CIS/Co-operative Investments; F&C's Stewardship range; Jupiter Ethical Funds and Standard Life funds. 

 

Pensions: Best Buys are Scottish Life and Standard Life.

 

Savings accounts & ISAs: Best Buys are Charity Bank; Ecology Building Society and Triodos Bank.

 

 

ENDS

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

1 A copy of the Ethical Consumer ethical investments product guide is available here:

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/ethical-finance.aspx