There are a growing number of ethical investment platforms in the UK, offering customers socially responsible investing portfolios (SRIs) across a range of company stocks and ethical investment funds.
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Invest in socially responsible initiatives across the globe. Available in the UK, USA and Canada, Wealthsimple invest your money across the entire stock market using a range of global SRI funds that are carefully screened and weighted for environmental, social and governance factors, as well as for performance.
Getting started with Wealthsimple is free, but to qualify for a socially responsible portfolio you need to invest £5,000 or more. Get your first £5,000 managed free with this link.
Launched in 2011, Nutmeg is one of the UK’s first online investment management platforms. Nutmeg’s new socially responsible portfolios feature environmental, social and governance (ESG) scoring.
Getting started with Nutmeg requires a £500 minimum investment.
Based in Cardiff, Wealthify is an online investment service which lets you build personal investment plans and then manages them for you. Wealthify has joined forces with best-in-class ethical fund providers to create a range of five ethical plans that let you invest in organisations committed to having a positive impact on society and the environment.
Getting started with Wealthify requires a £1 minimum investment.
Tickr is an impact investment app, on a mission to prove that you can earn money and have a positive impact at the same time. Tickr puts your money into companies that are intentionally generating social and environmental solutions – alongside a financial return.
Getting started with Tickr requires a £5 minimum investment.
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