How to make environmentally friendly investments

Just imagine the IMPACT you could have if you invested in companies that you know have the right environment, and social and governance standards?

When we think about our own impact, we often think that is limited.

Who am I to make a ripple?

But just imagine the impact we could all collectively make if we invested our money in companies that were socially responsible.

Your pension will likely be your biggest financial asset, after your home, it might be worth up to £1 million by the time you retire, maybe more!

If you invested your pensions and other stock market investments in a sustainable way you can create a huge impact and it doesn’t have to cost you.

You can create a ripple!

Ethical investing

When we think about ethical investing we often automatically think it is avoiding fossil fuels, tobacco, and pornography, just to name a few. Or choosing to invest in companies for good, green companies, those making a positive impact on the world.

However, there are different ways you can invest ethically and create a positive impact.

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

When you want to invest with a strict social mandate you can positively or negatively screen which involves:

  • Positive screening: a conscious effort is to include ventures you believe in such as sustainable production and wind or solar power.

  • Negative screening: a conscious effort is to exclude companies that don’t align with your values, such as those that sell alcohol, tobacco, and other addictive substances, gambling, production of weapons, or environmental damage.

ESG investing

ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance. When an investment is given an ESG rating it means it passes strict environmental, social, and governance standards.

An ESG rating gives investors a better chance to invest ethically because they can easily decide whether an investment or the companies that they are investing in, is operating in a way that will make the world a better place.

As forbes recently stated in an article they wrote about the subject ‘ESG investing relies on independent ratings that help you assess a company’s behavior and policies when it comes to environmental performance, social impact and governance issues.’


By simply investing in ESG-rated investments you know that the companies are aligned with environmental, social, and governance standards, and you can be more confident that you are ticking both boxes in terms of picking better investments from a performance standard and ethical.

Making a difference

Everyone can make a difference with their investments by choosing an ESG option. If your provider doesn’t have this option, then ask why not!

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Investments can go up and down, the examples here are for demonstrational purposes only, and no investment advice is being given.

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