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BlackRock sustainability announcement

BlackRock founder and CEO Larry Fink has been making headlines this week with the announcement on Tuesday (14/1/20) that BlackRock are making major changes to their business, putting  sustainability – and in particular climate change – at the heart of their business operations. This is a welcome and important development. Some commentators have pointed out […]

Investment Association Responsible Investment Framework announced

The Investment Association’s long awaited Responsible Investment framework launched today (18 November 2019). Although I am yet to digest the detail, this looks entirely constructive to me. The IA team have differentiated between different fund options sensibly {thereby avoiding the ‘binary thinking trap’) and recognised the relevance of both individual funds and fund management companies. […]

Understanding Greenwash

Recent media coverage, generated in part in response to a recent report by SCM*, indicates that greenwash fears are growing apace. This is of course a huge shame as when we talk about funds that focus on environmental, social and ethical issues we would all much rather be talking about their benefits relative to their […]

interactive investor launches ethical ‘ACE’ list with help from SRI Services

SRI Services is delighted to announce that we have been working with interactive investor in the development of their  ‘ACE’ list of ethical, sustainable, ESG, impact and responsible investment funds. The list, which is now live on their website, shows all the funds in this sector (none are excluded) alongside ‘jargon free’ classifications. Each fund […]

‘Ethical Tipping Point’- Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts article

For a great overview of the SRI / ESG / Ethical fund market you might like to take a look at this month’s Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts deep dive article – attached here  – which I am delighted to be quoted in,  alongside our good friends at EdenTree, King & Shaxson – and survey […]

Media release: Use of Fund EcoMarket trebled

Media release 9 July 2019 Use of the Fund EcoMarket (SRI) fund tool has trebled over 12 months – with users indicating growing interest in both sustainability and ethical issues. Figures released today by SRI Services point to rapidly growing interest in environmental, social and ethical investment in the retail (individual) investment market. Use of […]

Woman of the Year Award – Finalist

Women in Financial Advice Awards 2019 I am delighted to have been informed that I am a Finalist in this years  ‘Woman of  the Year Award – Adviser Support Services’ category. This is much welcome recognition of many years spent helping advisers to bring environmental, social and ethical issues into investment planning… Onward & upward! […]

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) report published

The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (the international network of SIFs, that includes friends at UKSIF and Eurosif) has this week published its biennial global market report covering the period 2016-18 The report shows substantial growth in sustainable and responsible investment assets under management across all areas – with the exception of the EU as a […]

ILP Moneyfacts: SRI lightbulb moment editorial

Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts magazine’s front page piece this month is devoted to ‘sustainable, responsible and ethical investment’. The editorial, which you can read here focuses on the shifts in regulation that have been a lightbulb moment for investors – who are increasingly recognising the importance of environmental and social issues. The article includes a […]

Fund Manager responses to ‘Can you avoid investing in plastic?’

The issue of plastics is never far from our screens at the moment and the public outcry following Blue Planet 2 last year was pretty much unprecedented… Addressing this challenge will take time and needs the support of fund managers and other investors if we are to encourage companies to change what they do within the […]

Latest inSRI newsletter

My newsletters seem to be becoming increasingly rare …  however one was eventually finalised and issued today! You can read about Fund EcoMarket updates and SRI news via today’s newsletter here. Topics include recent article links, news and the date of our next Good Money Week event! Happy browsing!

FT Adviser Impact Investment article by Julia Dreblow

With rapidly growing interest in the area of how investments can have a positive impact I was recently asked by FTAdviser to write a brief article on this topic. In case you missed it amidst all the weather inflicted chaos last week  you can view the full article here, or read the text below. ===== Ethical/SRI February […]

A taste of things to come – ILP Moneyfacts SRI article

My latest article in Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts looks at some of the key messages from UKSIF’s Good Money Week 2017.

It also talks through some of the very different ways investors can offer ‘good’ options for investors, the changing SRI/ESG regulatory backdrop, some thoughts on ‘impact’, the UN SDGs and the great ‘labels and taxonomies’ debate.

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March 2020 newsletter link
March 31, 2020

SRI Services & Fund EcoMarket 30 March newsletter now available… No prizes for guessing what it majors on – although we remain hopeful so please ‘Save the Date’ *** 21 October 2020 *** for our annual conference, once again in the Barbican, London. Newsletter link here: March 30 2020      url link:  https://mailchi.mp/1804433c1d4e/sriservices-and-fund-ecomarket-news-coronavirus-edition

Coronavirus and ESG – early fund manager responses
March 29, 2020

With the ethical and social aspects of coronavirus being plain to see and markets wobbling horribly we have started to pull together some early comments published by the sustainable, responsible and ethical investment fund mangers that partner with Fund EcoMarket. Su and I will be writing out to all of our partner fund managers asking […]

Coronavirus and ESG – some early (personal) reflections
March 27, 2020

This has undoubtedly been a memorable (and pretty miserable) week, month and indeed quarter. My first thoughts, when the horrible seriousness of Coronovirus started to become clear, may however have been a little different from some in that they were not entirely negative… Aside from the fears about relatives – my mother-in-law is recently bereaved, […]