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Ethical investment


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Ethical investment

  1. 1. ETHICAL INVESTMENT By: Mohamed Hamdy
  2. 2. Agenda What is the ethical investment Why ethical investment Steps to invest ethically Ethical Investment in Egypt Ethical investment tips
  3. 3. What is the ethical investmentIt’s a type of investment which describes an investment strategy which seeks to maximize both financial return and social good.
  4. 4. What is the ethical investment Ethical investment funds tend to take one of two approaches:  First approach Funds that avoid stocks that have a negative impact on the environment and its people - they tend to screen out companies involved in contentious sectors such as tobacco, oil and alcohol.  Second approach Funds that target companies that are actively making a positive contribution to the environment and its people - such as designing green transport or developing processes that minimize pollution.
  5. 5. Why the ethical investment Public awareness of issues such as climate change and human rights has led to a demand for ethical investment funds.
  6. 6. Steps needed to invest ethically Avoiding Unethical Investments  Avoid Causing Illness, Disease & Death  Avoid Destroying or Damaging the EnvironmentWhen judging a company/organization, focus primarily on its products and/or servicesWhen gathering information about investment opportunities, ask for written details as to where the money is going.
  7. 7. Steps needed to invest ethically Choosing Positive Ethical Investments  Keep focused primarily on the effects of the companys products and services  Make a list of other positive benefits that you would like to see your money support.
  8. 8. Steps needed to invest ethically It will give you a great feeling to know that your money is being invested in an ethical way that benefits society!
  9. 9. Ethical investment in Egypt Ethical investors looking to put money into emerging market economies should avoid China, Egypt and Vietnam, the Ethical Investment Research Service (Eiris) has claimed. Research by the group found these three countries to be the worst performers in terms of Environmental, Social, and Governance indicators.
  10. 10. Ethical investment tips1. Consider what you mean by ethical2. Do you research3. Consider your attitude to risk4. Be prepared for smaller returns5. Remember performance does matter