004. How can I avoid the greenwashing of some funds and be sure my money is actually being invested ethically?
For question two in the Ask Me Anything for Ethical Investment Week series, we look at how to avoid greenwashing and see if a managed fund stacks up to your ethical preferences.
We look at the four key ways you can avoid greenwashing: holdings, voting, policies, and engagement.
For Ethical Investment Week, the Ethical Advisers' Co-op is running a 7-week challenge, giving you tips and hints around ethical and responsible investing.
This is week two of the challenge, and your quest (if you choose to accept), is to: Contact your super fund or companies that you invest in and ask them what they are doing about environmental and social issues.
If you're an investor and would like to learn more about how to incorporate ethical and responsible investing in your super and investments, speak to your financial adviser about the social and environmental issues that matter most to you.
If you're an adviser and would like to provide advice that incorporates sustainability, and your client's values, then join the Ethical Advice Accelerator. The Accelerator program is the most efficient and comprehensive way for a financial adviser to build their ESG and ethical investment toolkit.