Socially Responsible Investing

The Ultimate Guide To Ethical Investment

Positive, Social Living, Competitive Ethical Investments

Social Responsible Investing with VFS Group

“Responsible investment… is driven by a growing recognition in the financial community that effective research, analysis and evaluation of Environment Social Governance (ESG) issues is a fundamental part of assessing the value and performance of an investment over the medium and longer term….“ UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Socially Responsible Investment

What and Why?

Ethical investment is also known as sustainable investment and socially responsible investment (SRI). This term describes an investment process that incorporates environmental and social factors when selecting investments, in addition to the objective of achieving a competitive financial return.

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Types of Socially responsible


Socially responsible investors use their conscience as their aid when making their investment decision. Whatever type of ethical investor you may be and whatever your motivations are, the appropriate considerations are consistent across the board: do no harm, and make the world a better place.

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Positive & Negative

At VFS Group we use a screening process to ensure that the companies we invest in meet out strict environmental, social, ethical and governance criteria.

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How to Invest?

The ѕоrtѕ of vehicles accessible tо еthiсаl invеѕtоrѕ аrе thе same аѕ thоѕе ассеѕѕiblе tо all invеѕtоrѕ: ѕtосkѕ, mutuаl fundѕ, еxсhаngе-trаdеd fundѕ (ETFs), bоndѕ, rеаl еѕtаtе, hеdgе funds еtс. Rеѕеаrсhing еthiсаl invеѕtmеntѕ means inѕресting both organisation ethics and invеѕtmеnt реrfоrmаnсе.

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Benefits, Drawbacks & the

Profit Motive

“The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits“ –
Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman 1970.
Ethical investing supplements the profit motive process and the longing to ensure access to access to well-being, food, education and money.

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Be Green, read from the screen

Ethical Spotlight

Stay up to date with all things Environmental, Social and Ethical.

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Ethical Investment

May 18, 2016

SMSF’s are one of the fastest growing assets classes within the Australian financial landscape and for good reason. SMSF’s offer attractive tax incentives, greater opportunity to diversify assets and can be more cost effective than traditional retail or industry super funds. When it comes to diversification with an SMSF,  a trustee(s) is not limited by […]
May 5, 2016

This weekend is Mother’s Day in Australia and there is no better time to show Mum that you appreciate all her efforts and hard work. It’s a day for the whole family, when Mums and Grandmas are bought flowers, taken out to lunch and showered with gifts. However with a bit of extra thought, you […]
April 29, 2016

Perhaps you’ve never thought of your financial assets as worthy of bringing about social change or enough to change the world. However, a group of people, coming together to direct their funds to support ethical and socially responsible issues, can be an incredibly powerful catalyst for change. As anthropologist and author Margaret Mead (1901 – […]



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