The Ethics of Protest
What does it mean to be an activist professional? This article for the PFS Magazine explores the history of protest in the UK and how to manage being a professional, abiding by a code of ethics, and exercising the legal right to protest.
Is taking sustainability preference into account ethical?
I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the June 2023 issue of the Personal Finance Society magazine, Personal Finance Professional, on the subject of Ethics and Sustainability Preferences. Whether or not advisers personally align with clients’ personal preferences, we have a responsibility to help them understand them and how they relate to their financial lives. In the article I endeavor to demonstrate through different lenses that making the effort to uncover and understand client sustainability preferences is a matter of acting ethically.
The article can be found here (page 36).
Scotland’s attitude towards sustainable investing
In 2021, prior to COP26, I was asked by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) to undertake original research concerning the attitudes of the people of Scotland to sustainable investing. You can read this research here: How does Scotland feel about Investing Responsibly?