Bond Funds for Ethical Investors

Ethical bond fund managers reveal which sectors and themes they favour and why UK government debt is not yet green enough

Holly Black 14 November, 2019 | 11:25AM
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Fixed income funds can also offer plenty of opportunities for those looking to invest in a sustainable way. Ethical, impact and sustainable bond funds look to invest in the debt of companies which meet their criteria while also delivering a ripe yield.

The Kames Ethical Corporate Bond fund takes a “dark green” approach to investing, screening out around 50% of the potential investment universe. The fund won’t hold bonds issued by companies that derive revenues from any unethical activities including tobacco, arms, gambling and animal testing. It even rules out UK Government gilts because money loaned to the government is not ring-fenced.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Aegon Ethical Corporate Bond GBP B Acc218.54 GBP-0.32Rating
Aviva PLC402.50 GBP0.00Rating
Barclays PLC179.86 GBP0.00Rating
NatWest Group PLC210.30 GBP0.00Rating
Orsted A/S888.60 DKK0.00Rating
Threadneedle UK Social Bd Z Inc£1.14 GBP-0.17Rating

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