- ethical investment
- The restriction of investments to organizations that avoid unethical, immoral, or questionable activities. The concept of ethical investing is hotly disputed, owing to the subjective nature of the ethical judgments that underpin it. Criteria used to underpin ethical investing include (i) the nature of an organization’s activities (tobacco and armaments tend to be among disapproved activities), (ii) a record of good environmental practices, and (iii) equitable treatment of employees. See also *Corporate Social Responsibility.
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