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Ethical ISAs

Sustainable Leaders

from Royal London

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: companies that are likely to benefit from measures taken to improve the environment, human welfare and quality of life.
  • Invest From: £25 a month or any lump sum
  • Investment Options: The core of the investment portfolio consists of shares in companies involved wholly or in part in the manufacture of products, industrial processes or the provision of services associated with improving the environment and the enhancement of human health and safety.

Why we like it: A consistent performer this popular £1.7bn fund run by triple A Citywire rated fund manager Mike Fox works on a “best ideas” basis with 40 to 50 company holdings . The fund applies both negative and positive screening. Sectors considered more favourably include healthcare and technology, whereas areas such as commodities are generally avoided. There is also a focus on long-term themes and trends such as infrastructure and changing demographics. The fund has reasonable ongoing charges of 0.76% pa for an actively managed fund.

This fund is available via: Interactive Investor investment platform »

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 Trust

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 350 Index Of Companies That Meet Ethical Guidelines
  • Invest From: £20 pm
  • Investment Options: The objective of this fund is to provide growth by investing in a portfolio of companies whose business meets a range of ethical and environmental guidelines.

These shares will be from companies in the FTSE 350 Index whose business meets the ethical and environmental guidelines of the fund. The amount of shares held from each company will be in proportion to the company's size. However, no one company can make up more than one tenth of the fund's value. The fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or cost, or to generate additional capital or income with no, or an acceptably low, level of risk.

This fund is available via: Legal and General investment platform »

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

ii ACE 40 investments

from Interactive Investor

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 140+ Ethical Investments
  • Invest From: £25 a month or any lump sum
  • Investment Options: A selection of 140+ funds, investment trusts and ETFs that they believe offer high-quality ethical investment choices, across a broad variety of markets.

Why we like it: The UK's first rated list of ethical investments to help you align investments with your personal values. Building your investment portfolio can be tough – and it is even more difficult when you want to choose ethical investments. That can mean a lot of research. The ii ACE 40 makes the job easier for you. Interactive Investor select 40 funds, investment trusts and ETFs from over 140 that they believe offer high-quality choices, across a broad variety of markets.

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.

Future World ESG Developed Index Fund

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Aims to provide exposure to global developed-market equities while integrating environmental, social and corporate governance factors
  • Invest From: £20 per month or £100 single

Why we like it: This Fund is designed for investors looking for growth and income from an investment in shares in companies that demonstrate good environmental, social and governance efforts in developed countries, as represented by the Benchmark Index. The Future World philosophy encapsulates how L&G identify longterm themes and opportunities, while managing the risks of a changing world. L&G use their scale and influence within the market to propel positive change on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, at the same time as seeking to achieve financial success. The fund is for clients who want to express a conviction on ESG themes, across a broad array of asset classes and strategies.

This fund is available via: Legal and General investment platform »

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.

Future World Sustainable Opportunities Fund

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Invests in a wide range of company shares, bonds, property and real assets (including property, land and infrastructure) which meet our long term sustainable investment criteria, based on environmental, social and governance factors.
  • Invest From: £20 per month or £100 single

Why we like it: Actively managed, with wide discretion to invest across different types of investment which the manager believes offer sustainable long term investment opportunities. As part of the Future World* range, the fund incorporates the L&G Climate Impact Pledge, a targeted engagement process, and may exclude companies if engagement proves unsuccessful.

The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to provide positive returns of both capital growth and income. The Fund selects investments which the Manager believes offer sustainable investment opportunities for the future based on environmental, social and governance related criteria.The Fund will seek to provide returns of 5% above the Bank of England Base Rate per annum over rolling five year periods. There is no guarantee that the objective will be met over any period and capital invested in the fund is at risk. This objective is before the deduction of any charges.

This fund is available via: Legal and General investment platform »

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.

FTSE Future World Climate Change Equity Factors Index Fund ISA

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: The fund aims to provide a combination of growth and income by tracking the performance of the FTSE All-World ex CW Climate Balanced Factor Index.
  • Invest From: £20 per month or £100 single
  • Investment Options: This fund may be suitable for investors looking for a combination of growth and income by tracking the shares in companies that score high in value, quality, low volatility and size factors whilst incorporating climate change considerations as represented by the index.

Why we like it: The Future World Climate Change Equity Factors Index Fund invests in companies that seek to make positive change. The fund aims to provide a combination of growth and income by tracking the performance of the FTSE All-World ex CW Climate Balanced Factor Index. The fund is passively managed, to replicate the performance of the Index. As part of the Future World* range, the fund incorporates the L&G Climate Impact Pledge, a targeted engagement process, and may exclude companies if engagement proves unsuccessful.

This fund is available via: Legal and General investment platform »

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 Junior ISA

An ethical ISA is an ISA where your money is used to invest in green, eco-friendly and ethical funds. You can invest ethically and still make money. Ethical ISAs allow you to invest in a socially responsible manner and have more say about where your money is invested. 

Currently, more and more people want more control over where and how their money is invested.

If you would like your child’s money to be invested ethically, there are now several providers who can offer this option. For example: One Family.

Ethical ISA funds are used to invest in unit trusts, gilts, the stock exchange, life assurance and many other similar ventures. They are most suitable for people who are willing to leave funds in their ISA for long periods such as five years. They are also good for people who are willing to withstand a bit more fluctuation in the value of their fund.

What Funds are Likely to be Excluded in an Ethical ISA?

While this varies from provider to provider and some are more ruthless than other, generally the following are excluded, funds derived from:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Pornography
  • Gambling
  • Fur trade
  • Armaments

Some also exclude:

  • Oil and mining companies due to environmental concerns and human rights abuse

Some companies don’t necessarily exclude all funds associated with these industries but instead look at each fund individually and assess the track record of that particular company in terms of their human rights or green issues.

Ethical ISA Review

OneFamily offer an Ethical Isa for children. They are a financial services provider based in Brighton, Sussex. It is a mutual society and as such has no shareholders, and is instead owned by its two million members. It is a merger between Engage Mutual and Family Investments.

Features:

Ethical Junior ISA – This option will only invest in shares of companies with a responsible outlook on social, ethical and environmental issues. It also mostly invests in UK shares.

Useful to Know

Your child will only be able to access the money at the age of 18 but will then assume full control. If you worry about your child having total access to the money then it could be between to open a savings account in your name, although this would mean losing the tax-free wrapper.

  • There is an annual management charge per year on these accounts
  • Check the provider's policy for what they class as ethical to make sure it matches your needs
  • You are able to transfer in to this account as long as the amount is £500 or more
  • You can also transfer to another provider at any time
  • You can’t open a Junior ISA if you already have a Child Trust Fund but you can transfer your child’s Trust Fund in to a Junior ISA
  • As these are Investment ISAs, it is possible that you could lose money but as this is a long term investment, the risk is minimal

Boost your financial future and make the world a better place

The future of investing isn’t just about making a profit. More and more people want their investments to have a positive impact on the world.

The good news is you can do both. There’s a growing trend that gives you the opportunity to grow your money, and build yourself a better financial future, while tackling global environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Download your factsheet to discover:

  • Why you should consider ESG issues when investing
  • How you can do it
  • Three funds to consider

Get FREE Factsheet from Hargreaves Lansdown »

Important Risk Information:

The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks and commitments. This website aims to provide information to help you make your own informed decisions. It does not provide personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure of how suitable an investment is for you, please seek personal advice.

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