Yes, I advise on pensions and investments, and promote ethical investments.
Ethical investments work on two main criteria. Negative criteria avoids certain firms or industries, eg no firms convicted of a pollution offence, or no investment in themeat industry. Positive investment favours activity, eg investing in firms developing environmental waste managment solutions or those with a good employment practice.
Most investments are pooled, which means you invest into a fund which might hold 50-100 different shares or bonds, so has a range of companies.
A good example of a vegan fund is run by Aegon Scottish Equitable and is their Ethical fund. The criteria it uses eliminates about 2/3rds of the UK stock market and that includes all meat, dairy and egg production. This is a stockmarket fund so has a level of risk. They also run a corporate bond fund with the same criteria which is much less volatile.
Ethical investment has grown loads over the last 15 years but most financial advisers don't take it seriously and fail to match people's ethics with the right fund, they're usually more concerned with matching the level of risk because that's been hammered into them by the regulators.
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