This is a hard question to answer because if you ask any two people what their definition of what an ethical investment is, you might get two completely different answers.
One person might say that it’s only ethical to invest in companies who only use green energy whilst another would say it’s fine to invest in a company who use fossil fuels but may be working hard to increase living standards for the communities that their workers live in.
Whilst T. Bailey do not have an ethical fund as such, we do have an environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria that we apply to all investments within our funds.
In our investment themes section of our main website, we state the following:
Sustainability and ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) have gained much air time and column inches in the financial media recently. It is good that this trend has gathered a momentum that is likely to persist. As thematic investors, we have always adopted an awareness of sustainability issues starting before they became a trend. While we, as a fund of funds manager, do not have direct control over individual security selection, we invest with conviction investors who share the same ESG mantra as ourselves.