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Ethical Saving and Investing

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 October 2013

Thinking of saving or investing ethically? Send your questions to Ruth Alexander and guests. Call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk now.

Around £8.6 billion is invested in 'Ethical' funds and according to analysts Moneyfacts, the average ethical fund has posted gains of 24% over the last year, compared with 18% growth from the average non-ethical fund. Over the past ten years however the average ethical fund grew by less than half the growth of the average non-ethical fund.

The share price total return in the Environmental Sector has increased by 29% over the last year, compared to a wider industry average of 16%, say The Association of Investment Companies.

A good financial adviser should always tell you that past performance is never an indicator of future results but if you would like to make sense of the numbers and find out more about investing ethically, Ruth Alexander and guests will be ready to answer your questions on Wednesday.

What type of investment opportunities are there?
How can you research funds to find one that reflects your values?
What are the risks and costs?
Perhaps you want to find out about ethical cash or bank accounts?

Whatever your question, waiting to share their experience will be:

Olivia Bowen, Managing Director, GAEIA Partnership
Jamie Hartzell, Founder, Ethex
Mark Hoskin, Partner, Holden & Partners

Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk. Phone lines are open between 1pm and 3.30pm. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Presenter: Ruth Alexander
Producer: Diane Richardson.


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