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Ethical Investments: Niche market may become mainstream

  • October 2014
  • 28 pages
  • MarketLine
Report ID: 2453108

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Introduction

Ethical investments are a small part of the overall investment market growing quickly. In Europe, SRIs have grown from 0.3% of assets under management in 2003 to 1.7% in 2013. This case study looks at how and why an investment is deemed "ethical", why some investors are choosing to invest ethically, and why others are not. The case study also examines the growth of ethical funds and their returns.

Features and benefits

* This case study looks at how ethical investments are defined and why investors may or may not invest ethically.
* The case study also looks at the growth of the market, and what is prompting this growth.

Highlights

According to a survey by Triodos Bank, activities that would prevent people from investing in a company, fund, or person are human trafficking and forced/child labor (75% and 73% of respondents, respectively), followed by pornography (59%), exploitative consumer goods production (57%), repressive government schemes (56%), and arms/munitions (55%).
A survey by Triodos Bank found that 54% of FTSE 100 companies and 111 of FTSE 250 companies are deemed unethical, based on their activities in areas that respondents said they were ethically opposed to. According to the survey, only 20% of investors say they are aware of the ethical extent of the companies they have invested in.
73% of those surveyed by UK opinion center YouGov in 2013 described the reputation of banking as bad with just 4% thinking that banks observed high ethical and moral standards. Additionally, 34% of respondents thought that new rules making it easier to switch a bank account would be important in improving some of the UK banking industry's problems.

Your key questions answered

* How are "ethical" investments defined?
* Why may investors invest ethically? Why may they choose not to invest ethically?
* How have ethical investments grown and how big is their market share?

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