The Ethical Investment Research Service is publishing an IFA guide to help advisers provide information on ethical investing for individual investors.
Eiris is expecting an upsurge of enquiries from the public as stakeholder begins to make its mark on the retail pension sector.
With its latest newsletter, Eiris is sending out a new guide to IFAs who offer advice on ethical investment, including a list of its services to investors.
Services can include portfolio analysis, company reports and provision of company lists which match a personal stance on social, environmental and other ethical issues.
The IFA guide outlines ethical concerns to help formulate the basis of an investing strategy and also explains Eiris's criteria for selecting IFAs listed in its guide.
Eiris executive director Peter Webster says: “Most of us have a mortgage, savings, pensions and insurance. Most of us also have concerns about ethical and social issues – the environment, human rights, genetic engineering and so on. Ethical financial planning helps you take these concerns into account. The guide has been compiled in response to requests for individual investors seeking a financial adviser with experience of ethical investment.”