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National Ethical Investment Week press coverage: Monday



National Ethical Investment Week(NEIW) 2013 is underway, and a wide range of national newspapers and media outlets have already written about some of the themes associated with the event.

For each day this week, we’ll be rounding up the previous day’s coverage of ethical and sustainable investment. Below is a summary of Monday.

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Ethical investment: why it’s not principles over performance – The Guardian

“Alliance Trust is currently visiting 27 towns and cities to raise awareness of this issue and challenge outdated prejudices regarding performance. In a similar vein, Blue & Green Tomorrow has recently organised sustainability bootcamps for financial advisers to help develop their knowledge about SRI investing ahead of National Ethical Investment Week.”

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National Ethical Investment Week – Money Observer

“Advisors and managers who are looking for reliable growth for their clients may not think first of sustainable and ethical investment, but perhaps they should. During National Ethical Investment Week, at events all over the country, industry experts are setting out to show that there are good reasons to explore this area further.”

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You Give We Give: hope of charities revolution – The Times (Scotland)

“It is called You Give We Give and Mr Murray is to launch it officially in Edinburgh this week for National Ethical Investment Week before rolling it out across the country.”

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UK Ethical Investment Reaches All Time High – Funds Europe

“Eiris, an ethical investment research firm, released the figure in the run up to the UK’s sixth National Ethical Investment Week, which runs from October 13-19.”

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Only 20% of investors are ethically aware – Triodos Bank – Investment Europe

“The data, released for National Ethical Investment Week (13-19 October), shows that on average, only a fifth of investors (20%) say they are aware of the true extent to which the activities that their funds / pensions or companies invest in are ethical or not.”

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Michele Giddens Q&A: ‘All Stakeholders Care That Companies Are Ethical’ – Private Equity News

“As National Ethical Investment Week 2013 launches today, Michele Giddens, co-founder of social impact private equity fund Bridges Ventures, speaks to Private Equity News about how attitudes to responsible investing have changed over the past decade.”

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Churches mark Ethical Investment Week – Independent Catholic News

”The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) marks National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW) October 13 – 19 – by asking whether the churches invest in a way that fully reflects their Christian message.”

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Buyout firms seek ESG reputation shield – eFinancial News

”But as the concept has become more mainstream – with this week branded as National Ethical Investment Week – a new approach is taking hold. Investors and private equity houses are starting to say that responsible investing has less to do with ethics and more to do with hard-nosed business sense.”

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Positive position Bristol leads way for investment – The Bristol Post

“The report, commissioned for Ethical Investment Week, found the Bristol postcode area with the highest number of positive investors – at 185 people – was BS6, which includes Cotham, Redland, St Andrew’s and parts of Bishopston and Montpelier. ”

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Firms Learn From Ethics Scandals – Private Equity News

”As National Ethical Investment Week begins today, some of the industry’s largest firms have spoken out about the lessons they have learned from high-profile scandals at their portfolio companies in recent years.”

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National Ethical Investment Week 2013 runs from October 13-19. Join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #moneydoinggood.

Further reading:

63% of UK investors want to be offered sustainable investment options

70% of investors don’t know if their investments are ethical

‘Positive’ investment worth £1.6bn in the UK

Survey: environmental issues concern ethical investors the most

The Guide to National Ethical Investment Week 2013