There is no denying that there is a real opportunity for investors to be prudent as well as using their money for positive change, but the ethical investment sector must be responsible and take every care to ensure their investment products are as genuine, measurable and transparent as possible. Of course, there is no perfect way to invest ethically or otherwise and naturally there will always be drawbacks to any investment or investment strategy, but clients should be able to decide fairly based on considered analysis, rather than emotive and misleading marketing.

Unfortunately, new research within this report by SCM Direct indicates widespread misclassification and mis-selling. Based on this research, it is the view of SCM Direct that the UK regulator should conduct an urgent industry review, rather than its normal strategy of stepping in after investors have already been exploited.


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