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Ethical Investment

Ethical investment refers to investment which takes into account all the effects of the investment, both positive and negative to people, the environment and quality of life in general. Such investment aim to therefore be 'ethical' in how they invest, as opposed to other forms of investment by implication which are not ethical.

Note: An ethical investment does not provide a greater power to grow wealth, rather it is a choice taken by the investor in what they are willing to investment in, and hence it is a marketing exercise - the risk and benefits mix is not considered as to whether an investment is 'ethical'.

News & Blog articles where 'ethical investment' used:
  • Is China killing coal?
    China is the world's largest public funder of coal-fired power overseas, and it's a particularly important source of funding for projects in South-East Asia...
  • Community funds solar switch for massive Westfarmers company
    Mum and dad investors fund a half-a-million-dollar solar energy project at one of Australia's largest companies, saying the returns are almost double that offered by the banks.
  • Oil Rich Rockefellers to Divest Charitable Fund From Fossil Fuels
    The Rockefeller brothers made their family's fortune through their oil refinery company, Standard Oil. Now the family is joining a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels. Today the $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund will announce that it, along...

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