Survey finds change in UK public attitudes to charities’ investment policies

According to a recent survey by the Ethical Investment Research Service (Eiris), five out of six people in the UK are more likely to give money to a charity if it has an investment policy consistent with its own objectives, while over 90 per cent of the 2,000 people who took part in the survey believed that every charity should have an ethical investment policy. At the moment, according to Eiris’s figures, just over half of all charities have one. The figures mark a significant change, says Eiris, from a poll carried out in 2001 by Charities Aid Foundation which found that fewer than half of those surveyed preferred to support charities which invested ethically, and only one in six said they would only support charities with an ethical investment policy.



Third Sector Online, 11 August 2008

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