Welcome to Ethical Investments
Ethical Investments promotes new investment opportunities that provide new capital to projects that have distinct social and environmental objectives.
We concentrate on 5 key areas:
- Sustainable Forestry
- Sustainable Farming
- Environmental Infrastructure / Alternative Energy
- Social / Eco Housing
We differ from conventional financial services companies in a number of ways:
|Our Investments||Conventional Investments|
|Employ new capital - we put money to work||Do not put capital to work - they simply speculate on movements in the price of existing shares.|
|Are not vulnerable to market volatility||Often do not reflect the underlying value of a company in its share price|
|Are simple and transparent||Are often too complex even for professional advisers to understand|
|Are normally tangible and "asset backed"||Are often based on "derivatives" or indices|
|Are Sustainable||Are often exploitative and unsustainable|
|Are usually "recession proof"||Are usually cyclical|
We believe that the term "investment" has been hijacked by the mainstream financial services industry. Investment should mean "putting money to work" to create something of greater value. Conventional investment however is really only concerned with speculating on market prices and is rarely about providing " development capital", except perhaps to fund a takeover or bolster an ailing enterprise.
We are not suggesting that investors should completely abandon what has become accepted as "conventional investment". However we do believe that far too much reliance is placed on global stock markets, which are increasingly susceptible to alarming volatility. In addition market speculation does very little to address the mounting problems of depleting natural resources, climate change and social inequality.
The opportunities we promote involve creating assets rather than trading them once they have been created and, perhaps bizarrely, in general this is not an activity that is supervised by the Financial Services Authority. For this reason Ethical Investments is not an authorised firm and we therefore do not provide financial advice.
However we do act as a promoter of certain regulated investments in our focus areas to a network of sympathetic independent financial advisers and we are happy to provide introductions to individuals who require advice.
We believe that the fairest and most sensible way to build a sustainable business and a truly wealthy" society is through co-operation not competition. For this reason the main investment structure we support is the Industrial and Provident Society. Please visit the Co-Ops page for more information..
If you or your organisation would like a list of our current investment opportunities please contact us?
Some of the investment opportunities we offer are highly specialised. In order to receive information on these prospective investors will need to sign and return a Sophisticated Investor Declaration