A Brief History of Ethics-Based Investing

Ethics-based or moral investing, also referred to as Socially Responsible Investing (“SRI”), Impact Investing or Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”), is the practice of choosing investment strategies based on one’s values, ethics or morals, and has been around nearly as long as investing itself.  Investment considerations span a wide range of socially and environmentally problematic issues, from child-labour, gender inequality, nuclear power, animal welfare, toxic waste, health and safety, carbon emissions and so forth. Continue reading “A Brief History of Ethics-Based Investing”