Why is ethical investing still important today?

Staci West 30/09/2023 in Sustainable investing

Mike Appleby an Investment Manager on the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team, provides a quick overview on why ethical investing is still important today and how it can overlap with sustainability.

Mike Appleby: I think ethical investing is important because at least you know that you’ve got those red lines where you won’t be invested in certain areas of the market. And that’s the key bit about ethical investing.

But I would point out it’s very possible to have a fund that is both sustainable investment – so it’s looking for those solution providers to invest in, that will grow and as will your money by investing in them. But you can also have negative exclusions [so] you can have ethical criteria, as well as sustainable. So, you can have both those things in the same fund, and that’s quite common as well.

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