Ethical investment funds outshine 'sin funds'
For millennials especially, investing in companies that are a force for good is attractive.
of millennial investors said they
are interested in sustainable
investing (Morgan Stanley, 2017)
DO ETHICAL INVESTMENTS DO AS WELL?
New data from Interactive Investor says YES, when comparing funds from the same investment house, even though they cost more to run/less choice of investment opportunities.
hang on... What is an Ethical Investment Fund?
Where money is invested in a basket of companies that are...
Proactively avoiding harm
Avoids investments in things like....
Partaking in animal testing
in the past 3 years
did so over
did so over
In many cases, ethical funds have a solid track record of outperforming similar funds run by the same investment house but without the ethical remit
- Moira O'Neill at II
The Parent Trap: 80% of mums feel trapped in their jobs
The results of Workingmums.co.uk survey...
Mums don’t think they’d find
another job with the same
29% said they had a formal
flexible working request
turned down ➡️
more than 1/4 of these said
they were turned down for a
reason that’s not allowed
under current legislation
What is the law on flexible working?
All employees have a legal right to request it (not just parents and carers)
Must have worked for same employer for at least 26 weeks
Employers must deal with requests in a 'reasonable manner'
⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
✅ Assess advantages/disadvantages
✅ Hold a meeting to discuss with employee
✅ Offer an appeal process
DODGY AIRBNB COMPLAINTS double
Complaints about holiday lettings websites have doubled, according to new data by consumer dispute site Resolver, exclusively revealed in The Sunday Times.
the most common problems
Poor customer service
Greg and Amber save and invest windfall
They split the £50,000 prize money. Greg: “I just saved it”.
Amber: “I’m going to invest and be careful with it”.
Homeowner tree chopper gets £60k bill
for cutting back 2 trees blocking light
The owner was fined:
£2700 for breaking a tree preservation order
£15,500 court fees
£40,500 for the value added to his house