The roots of ethical investing

The roots of ethical investing

Early ethical investing was based on religious teaching [1].  Jewish law dating to Biblical times includes the responsibility of owners to prevent immediate and potential harm, while Islamic teaching (609-632CE) has become the source for modern Shariah-compliant...
The need for carbon-neutrality

The need for carbon-neutrality

Unsustainable human activities have generated threats including climate change, associated with rising sea levels, extreme weather and flooding [1],[2]. Carbon emissions play a significant role in global warming, with current efforts focused on encouraging companies...
Good ethics is good business

Good ethics is good business

Financial professionals are familiar with regulatory compliance requirements, including policies on treating customers fairly, anti-money laundering, data protection and anti-bribery. Professional bodies also have codes of conduct. However, following past financial...
Fossil divestment and engagement

Fossil divestment and engagement

Many investors are acutely aware of the risks from global warming [1],[2], including sea-level rise, storm surges, droughts, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme weather events [3],[4], [5]. Consequently, many ethical and sustainably-orientated investors have focused...