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Ethical IFA of the week: Ethical Futures

There are plenty of independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the country who give advice on ethical and environmental investments. Our job is to tell you about them.

Ethical Futures was established in 2005 by financial advisers Julian Parrott and Martin Wight.

Based in Edinburgh and with clients throughout Scotland and the UK, the organisation shares the belief that an investor’s money can help to change the world.

Parrott and Wight’s experiences in the world of financial advice have convinced them that there’s a better way of helping people plan for their futures – by connecting their money to their values by ethical investment.

The foundation of Ethical Futures relies on this principle.

Most  of its team have worked in financial services for over 15 years with companies big and small, in direct client advice, management, sales and administration. Most importantly, they have a wealth of experience in ethical investment.

Speaking to Blue & Green Tomorrow in November 2011, Parrott outlined how there were two broad reasons why someone would invest ethically: “One is just the simple aspect of it being your money and you should be able to exercise some choices to how it’s invested, and if you hold particularly strong feelings about investment activity, then you should be able to reflect that in some way, shape or form.

More importantly, I think, especially given all the things that are going on at the moment on the back of the financial crisis, is that it’s just another mechanism to try and connect people a little bit more to their money.”

To get in touch with Ethical Futures about ethical investment, visit or email:

Further reading:

The Guide to Ethical Financial Advice 2013

The Guide to Ethical Funds 2013

The Guide to Sustainable Investment 2013

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