In January, Phil, Lisa and Andy travelled to London to meet with Kames Capital (who manage the Kames Ethical, Ethical Cautious and Ethical Corporate Bond funds) and Jupiter Asset Management (who manage the Jupiter Ecology and Responsible Income funds).
On Saturday 12th December, for the first time in history, all 197 countries reached an agreement which was described as “historic, durable and ambitious”.
When we attended the last Ethical Investment Association conference in November 2015, we came across a new initiative which we thought our clients would be interested and encouraged to hear about.
We hosted our 2nd annual ethical investment seminar in Norwich in October and welcomed four speakers to entertain our audience and hopefully reinforce the many reasons why investors choose to invest ethically.
We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as one of the ‘Green 100’ businesses who are leading the way in sustainable and environmental business practices across Suffolk and Norfolk, helping drive forward the green economy.
Earlier this month I was travelling down to London and popped into WH Smith at Norwich station to pick up a newspaper for the journey.
Not only has the recent fall in oil prices meant more money in our pockets, there have been some interesting environmental consequences.
Between 2013 and 2014 the global sustainable investment market grew by 61%, according to a new report. Last year the market saw $21.4 trillion (£13.8tn) in assets invested sustainably, compared to $13.3 trillion (£8.5tn) in 2012.
In the Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced that National Savings and Investments (NS&I) will launch 2 fixed-rate, market-leading savings bonds for people over 65 (Pensioner Bonds) available January 2015 (exact date to be announced).
There has been an increasing amount of corporate scandals recently covering anything from poor sales practises to tax evasion.