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007 star bonds with FTSE

The FTSE is offering new indices aimed at setting a global standard for socially responsible investment.

Unicef goodwill ambassador and former 007 star Roger Moore launched the indices at the London Stock Exchange this week. All licensing fees from the indices will be donated to Unicef.

The FTSE4Good indices, covering the UK, Europe, US and global sectors, will list by market capitalisation companies which pass ethical investment criteria set by the FTSE and the Ethical Investment Research Service.

To mark the launch Close Fund Management is offering a new fund which invests in the top 100 socially responsible UK companies. The FTSE4Good UK fund will contribute up to 40 per cent of its annual management charge of 1 per cent to Unicef.

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