21st century issues such as climate change, unsustainable consumption and resource scarcity have opened doors for new investment opportunities that are on the radar for ethical investors.
Developed as a result of over 30 years of dealing directly with investors, the EIS ethical screening process takes a unique approach to screening portfolios and investments for ethical considerations.
At the core of our ethical screening process, we consider and evaluate the impact that a company’s product and services can have on society and the environment. We also look into how a product or service is produced, the integrity of the product or service, corporate governance practices, and general social compass.
Some of the negative filters we look out for include tobacco, old growth and native logging, land degradation caused by mining, uranium, animal cruelty, human rights abuses, weapons and armaments, gambling, genetic modification and excessive consumerism.
We actively search for companies whose major operations include renewable and clean energy, organic produce, fair trade, the support of community well-being, recycling and waste management, and alignment with resource sustainability and efficiency themes.
- Renewable energy
- Solutions promoting resource efficiency
- Sustainable solutions to resource and land use
- Solutions promoting the circular economy
- Solutions to improve air quality, waste and water management
- Health & community well-being
- Social enterprises promoting social welfare & community development
- Preservation of endangered eco-systems
- Ethical consumerism
- Fair trade & organic produce
- Responsible finance
- Fossil fuel
- Uranium and nuclear power
- Poor mining practices
- Environmental degradation including air and water pollution
- Human rights & modern slavery
- Poor indigenous engagement
- Animal cruelty & poor regard to biodiversity
- Palm oil
- Old growth forest logging
- Irresponsible financing
- Poor business ethics & governance
- Junk food
- Excessive consumerism