Some websites which may be useful/interesting – please be aware that they are not recommendations, but ideas to help your own research.
- https://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethical-consumer-magazine – they have a lot on ethical investment and bank accounts, you have to subscribe, but you can sign up for an email newsletter and receive a free digital copy of the magazine.
- https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/08/is-ethical-investing-just-too-difficult – Money Which again is a subscription magazine, but some articles and guides are available for non-subscribers.
- https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk – A movement to make pension funds invest to build a better world.
- https://shareaction.org – A charity which works for responsible investment in the UK and worldwide.
- https://good-with-money.com – Journalistic website – founded and run by women who have worked in communications in the finance business
- https://www.moneyexpert.com/current-account/ethical-banking/#ethical-banks-with-current-accounts – Money Expert is an independent company which receives commission from organisations it recommends.
There are now some online platforms for people to make direct investments in ethical shares or funds, here are a couple:
- www.ethex.org.uk – A not- for-profit centre for investment in to things such as green energy projects. Warning that small companies can be vulnerable, and shares may not be easily sold if you want to get your money back
- https://bigexchange.com – A new platform partly backed by the social enterprise The Big Issue, which offers investments in sustainable funds. They offer Junior Individual investment accounts for children.
(When you invest in a fund, your and other investors’ money is pooled together. A fund manager then buys, holds and sells investments on your behalf, charging you a percentage)
Last Updated on 23rd March 2021 by Jason