There are plenty of independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the country who give advice on ethical investment. Our job is to tell you about them.
Kicking off this new series is the aptly-named Investing Ethically. Specialising in socially responsible, environmental and ethical investment, it owes its co-operative business principles to its founder, Alan Kirkham, who set up the company in 2000.
As a member of the Ethical Investment Association (EIA), Investing Ethically gives advice to individuals, businesses and charities that have collective assets in excess of £50m.
“We make ethical decisions all the time, about what we do and don’t buy, what and whom we associate with, how we live our lives, whether we recycle, whether we cycle to work – so why not when it comes to investing your money?”, Lisa Hardman, a financial adviser at the Norfolk-based advisers, told Blue & Green Tomorrow in May.
Potential clients don’t have to be from the local area, though. Investing Ethically provides nationwide advice and service to people who want to align their finances with their personal beliefs and morals.
“If you value a long term relationship with a qualified financial professional with a deep commitment to ethical investment and who looks to understand and support you through life’s changing financial demands”, its website says, “then our service is designed for you.”
Blue & Green Tomorrow has interviewed a number of specialist ethical financial advisers in the past, and they’re located all across the country. Have a look here to find the one nearest to you.