Q & A Session with the CEO
That’s a really good question and unfortunately there isn’t an easy answer as the research departments of many of world’s leading fund managers have found out.
Some ethical investments will perform better than those with no ethical considerations, some won’t. In some years ethical investments will perform better in some years they won’t.
Direct comparisons between a generalised and ethical approach to investing is difficult because an ethical investment means different things to different people. Healthy Investment excludes investments in companies that could do harm and only invest in companies that can demonstrate responsible business practices. Other investment managers may search for and invest in companies that are particularly involved in new forms of energy and bio-diversity.
If you want to invest ethically its important to make sure that you understand the risk of the investment you are making. Just because it’s ethical doesn’t mean it’s not high risk.