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Ethical shoppers look for service; SERVICES.

Two-thirds (66%) of Scots take ethical considerations into account when shopping for financial services.

But fewer than one-infive (19%) have ethical investments, which direct their money into specific locations and types of impact which match their values and motivations, the same research from Ethex has found.

Ethex, which specialises in investments which deliver social and environmental benefits, said its overall survey findings reflected a growing number of socially and environmentally conscious people driving Scotland's market for ethical products and services.

It found a firm's ethical stance weighs on 77% of respondents buying clothes or energy, 73% of those buying food and drink and 59% of those purchasing a car.

Ethex chief executive Lisa Ashford said: "The finance sector needs to better serve this growing interest by providing more education and information to give people the confidence to invest in ethical products.

"Empowering people in this way will help to protect people and the planet as well as generate potential financial returns."

"The finance sector needs to better serve this"

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jun 17, 2019
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