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Stern Report could lead to increase in ethical investing, says Trustnet

The Government-commissioned Stern Report into the effect of global warming will lead to an increase in investors switching to green and ethical funds, says Trustnet.
Financial Express head of marketing and communications Paul Wynne says public understanding of green issues will be heightened by the launch of the report and investors may want to ‘do their bit’.
Wynne says: “It is not true to say that following your conscience will mean poor performance and ultimately poor returns on your investment.
Trustnet suggests that investors look beyond fund performance, important as this is, at the ethical approach and objective of ethical funds. Not everyone’s idea of ethical is the same, so investors would be wise to explore the educational material and fund factsheets available for free on Trustnet.”

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