Ethical investing, also known as responsible investing and is a process that takes into account environmental, social, governance (ESG) and ethical issues into the investment process. It is for those who are interested in the impacts their money is having, most commonly due to social, environmental, moral or religious convictions.
The responsible investment market has grown (2018 figures) to nearly one trillion dollars, or 44% of total professionally managed funds.
Responsible investment managers have outperformed mainstream managers over almost all time frames and all asset classes across the last 10 years. Investing in RI does not hamper, but can actually improve returns!
In a November 2017 study conducted by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) which surveyed more than 1000 people: