Ethicash

“Launched to coincide with Good Money Week (the new name for National Ethical Investment Week), which kicks off on Sunday 19 October, the report from ethical independent financial adviser firm Barchester Green names the “sinners” and “winners” of the multibillion-pound ethical and environmental funds industry.” (http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/oct/18/ethical-funds-coal-oil-gas-barchester-green)

So, the Ethical Investment website links to Your Ethical Money, which provides information on ISAs if you are investing in 2010, and recommends the book Green Money: How to save and invest ethically, via a link to buy from… Amazon, the devil’s bargainer.
Just as well my portfolio is mostly tied up in food and housing.

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Cotton

“India and Pakistan [are] the world’s second and fourth largest cotton producers respectively with over 120,000 farmers as well as Gin factory owners.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7145)

Cotton gin trumps cotton candy.

Hair-oil

“As a result of rainforest destruction by Procter & Gamble’s suppliers, household brands containing palm oil, such as Head & Shoulders shampoo and Gillette shaving gel, are contributing to climate change, key tropical biodiversity loss and social deprivation,” Greenpeace reports. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/27/greenpeace-urges-procter-gamble-to-reject-harmful-palm-oil-practices)

This bodes well for the company’s new product range, tagged ‘hair doesn’t care’.

Consumers

“A quarter of UK consumers said they would take the green option even if it cost them more money” and it’s almost half of consumers globally. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/19/ethical-shopping-growing-popularity-fairtrade)

The other half of consumers said the figures were horsemeat.