Promoting Ethical Shopping and Ethical Business in Support of the Development of a Better World
In the current economic context, we all need to spend money to purchase basic things. But it is often overlooked how, while out shopping, we can all assist in creating a better world through the simple choices we make. By supporting the “redirection of the flow of capital” to ethically rated businesses which do not lobby against progressive climate or social-economic policies, which do not partake in deforestation or human rights abuses, and which do not support “profit over human and environmental flourishing”, it is possible for us to assist the transition to a more just society.
The Good Shopping Guide
The Good Shopping Guide helps people make informed decisions about which companies and brands are best for the planet, best for animals and best for people world-wide. Most of us are aware that by choosing to buy one kind of coffee over another we can help the farmers of Africa or Asia. We know buying an eco-friendly washing-up liquid helps to reduce pollution in the UK. But how many of us know which television manufacturer has the best human rights record, which companies are involved in the arms trade, which health and beauty products are kindest to animals, and which banks fund in fossil fuels?
The Ethical Company Organisation is part of an ever-growing network of organisations committed to making the world a better place. Groups such as Oxfam, Fairtrade Foundation, Traidcraft, Friends of the Earth, Naturewatch, the Soil Association, the Vegetarian Society and the Forest Stewardship Council. Their work helps to put pressure on governments, whether directly or indirectly, to use legislation to make ethical trade not just a choice, but a fundamental part of the way we do business.
This month Investing Ethically are proud to announce we has been awarded Ethical Accreditation membership. Accreditation is designed to support ethical companies’ reputations and sales by clearly showing that the company is independently endorsed by the Ethical Company Organisation.