September 2018

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Money managers team up with charities to offer ethical investment products

The Economist has an interesting piece on Impact Shares - a non-profit money manager who is developing exchange-traded funds in partnership with non-profits. Impact Shares has drawn on the expertise and experience of non-profits to determine criteria for ethical stocks around particular social justice issues....

EU climate initiative focuses on finance

EIT Climate-KIC – the EU’s largest public-private partnership for climate innovation – is focusing on finance at their upcoming Climate Innovation Summit: Mission Finance in Dublin on 6-8 November. Speaking to Environmental Finance, Climate-KIC’s CEO Kirsten Dunlop highlighted the need ‘to rewire the financial system...

‘Sluggish’ progress towards gender equality in finance

A new report, based on data from the Financial Conduct Authority, has revealed that women in financial services are still very much in the minority at senior levels. Only 14% of partners at private equity firms, hedge funds and other financial services companies are women,...

UK ethical investment market set for 173% growth

Edie reports that the ethical investment market in the UK will reach £48bn by 2027. New research from Triodos Bank, which surveyed 2020 UK investors, shows a growing appetite for socially responsible investment. Given that this commitment is particularly high among millennials and Gen Z,...