Ethical Consumer Magazine

Ethical Consumer Magazine is an indispensable read for any independent thinker.

Each issue features detailed product guides, news of ethical products and campaigns, in-depth features, opinion, comment, boycott updates, readers' letters, and much more. Discover the truth behind the products we buy and the companies we buy them from.

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Issue 186 (Sept/Oct 2020)

Shopping guides:

  • Current Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Ethical Investment Funds

The magazine includes:

  • score tables rating and comparing the brands
  • Best Buy recommendations
  • how to choose a bank with a moral compass
  • where do the banks invest your money?
  • which banks are funding climate change, fossils fuels and armaments?
  • how banks compare on high pay and the gender pay gap
  • why advertisers are boycotting Facebook
  • our new climate change rating

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Ethical Consumer magazine is printed on chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer waste paper sourced from Paperback. It is printed locally by Rap Spiderweb using vegetable-based inks. Our envelopes are also 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

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