Half of FTSE 100 is 'Unethical'

Unknown to them, 17 million investors hold stocks that they would consider unethical - and only 20% of investors know how ethical their portfolio is

Emma Wall 14 October, 2013 | 3:28PM

Read more on ethical and sustainable investing in Morningstar's Ethical Investing Week 2013.

Ethical investing may be growing in popularity, but according to a survey by specialist bank Triodos, it is still far from the mainstream. 

When questioned, investors expressed that they would not want to support companies that have been convicted of human rights abuses, or were involved in pornography, arms, animal testing, tobacco or fracking among other less-than-green industries. 

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Aviva PLC273.50 GBX-1.87
Legal & General Group PLC219.40 GBX-1.88
National Grid PLC922.20 GBX-1.81
Unilever PLC4,318.00 GBX-2.33

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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