Managers out of touch with investors’ ethical preferences

Responsible investing has never been more popular in Australia and more consumers are seeking investment products that align with their values, but they are having trouble finding them. There is a big gap between exclusions applied by managers and what’s…

New search tool for ethical financial products

The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia has launched a new website, responsiblereturns.com.au, to make it easier for investors to find ethical funds and financial products. The site has been set up to allow consumers and investors to compare responsible and…

Investing ethically doesn’t hurt returns

The image many investors have of ethical investing is the use a negative screen – a list of “sin stocks”, such as tobacco, alcohol, gambling and firearms companies, that are excluded from a fund’s portfolio. While negative screens are still…