22 Aug '13, 3pm

Ethical Investment Week takes place again in October but why is ethical finance still a marginal activity?

Ethical Investment Week takes place again this October but why is ethical finance still a marginal activity asks Simon Birch? Do you know what your bank does with your money? And do you have any idea which companies your pension is invested in? These are some of the questions that Ethical Investment Week wants people to start asking, with the aim of making people more aware of the impact that their money can have, and of boosting the whole ethical finance sector. Despite the recession, on the face of it ethical finance is fairing up well. About £11bn was invested in green and ethical funds last year up from £4bn a decade ago according to the latest data from sustainable investment research group EIRIS. And yet the Investment Management Association says that ethical investment funds are still niche in the sector as a whole, accounting for just over 1% of the UK investment i...

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