Investing ethically for our children's future

Published: 16/07/2019 By Martin Card

Whilst driving my daughter back from University last weekend we became stuck in the inevitable build-up of traffic. First on the M1 and then on the M25. Cars as far as the eye could see. Rarely did you see any car with more than two people in, including my own and often with one solitary passenger. All of us chugging fumes into the air and all of us essentially reducing the lifespan of our planet bit by bit.

Now don't get me wrong I am not the most green of people. I recycle where I can and try to avoid waste, but I do not, at present, have an electric car and have not reduced my carbon footprint by cutting down on my holidays and flights.

However, on Saturday even I could see that this is all wrong and I have been on many presentations about how we can start to help to save our planet’s and our children's future by putting our money to work by investing ethically.

So, I am going to do it.

I am going to switch my pension and ISA funds into an investment proposition that can hopefully do the world some good in the short, medium and hopefully long term whilst also, hopefully, providing my funds, which I hope I will not have to touch for another 20 or so years, with some growth to fund my retirement.

So, who wants to join me?

Investing ethically for our children's future no longer has to be at the expense of investment performance. Let’s use those funds that we know we should not need for some time to do some good in the short term. Make them work harder.

If you would like to join me or at least have a chat. Feel free to contact me.