While we all are aware of ethical products and Fairtrade initiatives, many of us over look green or ethical choices when it comes to our investments. This week marks National Ethical Investment Week and Nick Scarrett, head of investment and pensions at Fair Investment Company, explains why making green and ethical financial choices is just as important as drinking Fairtrade coffee.
He states that "While many of us would go out of our way to avoid unethical products, ethics are often not considered when it comes to finances, but the same principles should apply. If you care where the coffee you drink comes from, then you should care how your money is being invested."
Ethical and green finance products are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with almost 100 green and ethical funds available to UK investors. The purpose of National Ethical Investment Week is to help raise awareness of the variety of options that are now out there, that will allow investors to make money and make a difference.
To find out more about National Ethical Investment Week check out their website here.