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Invest for income, in line with your principles

Ethical income funds provide a way for you to ensure your money is invested in line with your principles, while optimising their chances of receiving income.

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Future World Ethical ISA

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  • Fund Choice: Managed Ethical Investment Funds
  • Invest From: £20 per month or £100 single

Why we like it: The Future World fund range range allows you to invest in funds that seek to make positive change. The Gender in Leadership UK Index Fund tilts the investments in the fund towards companies with better gender diversity, while the Future World Climate Change identifies companies that are critical to the shift to a low-carbon economy and are paying special attention to their actions.

Important: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Ethical Income Fund ISAs

Ethical investment funds have become increasingly popular, partly due to growing public awareness of issues such as climate change and human rights, and also because investors are attracted by the potential returns available. Ethical investments could be a valuable addition to your financial strategy because they allow you to shelter any potential returns from tax, diversify your portfolio, and know that you are helping to make the world a better place.

Ethical income fund ISAs invest in companies that are deemed to be socially responsible, in terms of human rights and environmental impact. If you are an income seeker, you can opt for ethical funds that offer monthly, quarterly or twice-yearly income.

What constitutes 'ethical' varies from investor to investor depending on their personal values, so it's best to discuss your specific priorities with your chosen ISA manager before investing.

Benefits of an ethical income fund ISA:

  • By using your ISA allowance in this way, you can be sure that your money only goes towards causes that tie in with your personal values.
  • Companies which have a good ethics track record are less likely to become the subject of dispute or legal action - both of which could have a negative effect on share prices.
  • An ethical income fund ISA allows you to diversify your investment portfolio into new, sustainable markets.
  • By using your ISA allowance to invest in ethical income fund ISAs, you can benefit from tax-efficient income. You can invest up to the maximum ISA allowance into an income fund isa, click here to check the current limit. 

How do I choose an ethical income fund ISA?

It can be tricky for individual investors to judge whether a particular company is operating ethically or not, so most investments of this type are made though a specialist ethical fund manager. An ethical fund manager will thoroughly research potential investment targets, ensuring that they meet certain criteria. Often, ethical fund managers will assess companies on both positive and negative criteria. The different approaches of ethical investment funds are often described as:

  • Light green - this approach avoids investments that have a negative impact. For example, they may avoid companies involved in weapons manufacture, human rights breaches, or animal testing.
  • Dark green - this approach involves actively seeking to invest in companies that are making a positive contribution to the environment and society, such as companies in the renewable energy sector
Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.

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