Green Insurance doesn’t have to cost the earth – Naturesave start Campaign for Insurance Divestment

Our friends at Naturesave Insurance have started a Campaign for Insurance Divestment which we would like to share with you along with the insurance services they provide. Naturesave are the ONLY insurer broker in the UK to include cover for your small renewable energy systems as standard in their household policy. They have a strong commitment to their environmental policy and…

Have you noticed a change to fund names – who are Liontrust?

Liontrust Asset Management Plc., the specialist independent fund management group has purchased the entire issued share capital of Alliance Trust Investments Limited (ATI) for a total consideration of around £30 million. The acquisition of ATI, including 11 sustainable investment funds managed by the ATI Investment Team, is attractive to Liontrust for a number of reasons: The acquisition…

Hope fading for Co-Op bank

The Bank of England has placed the Co-op Bank under “intensive supervision” as survival options for the ethically-based lender dwindle. The BBC understands contingency plans to ensure the “orderly failure” of the 150 year old bank are well advanced. Co-op Bank customers will be protected whatever happens, but professional investors took a beating on Wednesday.…

Report: Investors lacking expertise needed to deliver on promised green investment strategies

New research from E3G reveals a third of investor signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment do not employ ESG investment specialists A third of investors committed to adopting greener, more sustainable investment strategies are failing to employ the experts that are likely to be needed to deliver promised reforms, according to new research…

Ethical Investments shrug off Trump – further optimism around renewables

Here at Investing Ethically, we have been speaking with fund managers about their environmentally focussed funds. It was noted that companies are paying far more attention to environmental issues from a risk perspective than some governments currently are. In addition, local people and Non-Governmental Organisations are increasingly unwilling to sit on the side-lines while their…