My philosophy is that ethical investment is a highly personal decision making process. What suits you may not suit the next person. Despite their marketing, most large advisery firms offer “cookie cutter” advice when it comes to ethical investments. They have products they want to match you to.
Environmental conservation is a growing global movement to reduce climate change, improve natural habitats for the world’s flora and fauna, and make sustainable profits doing it. Some investors seek to drive change that is ongoing, while also profitable due to government initiatives such as carbon tax credits or higher revenues on sustainable products.
Investors in the health sector are attracted to the constant need and rapid pace of innovation in healthcare, while also contributing to life-changing and lifesaving initiatives. Both have intrinsic and extrinsic values that are practically and morally appealing, with investment opportunities that are international in scope.
Energy derived from fossil fuels is becoming irrelevant and is losing market share to renewable energies, especially in the long-term. Lack of market dominance is due to public awareness of fossil fuel impact on climate change, leading to divestment and adoption of green technologies that replace fossil fuels.