By blending both positive and negative screening, you can be assured that your investment solution meets your Ethical & Sustainable requirements. Positive screening – aims to invest in companies with a commitment to responsible business practices, or those who offer products and services that have a positive impact on the environment. Negative screening – avoiding companies that do not meet the fund’s ethical standards. Industries most commonly excluded include alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, animal testing for cosmetic purposes, genetic engineering, intensive farming, arms/military engagement and nuclear power. Alternative – Other funds will consider companies that specialise in renewable energy and other technologies that can help to build a better future for our environment; or support charities and other socially responsible institutions. We can recommend portfolios that are tailored to the level of risk that we agree is right for your circumstances.