How ethical investing can be good for your portfolio

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The concept of investing ethically has been around for years but has moved into the mainstream lately as consumers have become more socially and ethically aware and demanding. But it is an all-encompassing term that does not really sum up what the movement is about.

Ethical investment can mean different things. The most obvious is investing in causes that concern people.

That could be saving the planet, cutting down on human suffering, protecting wildlife or countless other causes that people can be very passionate about. But ethical investing can also be about avoiding companies and sectors that people may consider harmful, such as the arms industry, oil giants or firms that exploit workers or suppliers.

It can also be about investing in those areas to