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English definition of “ethical investment”

ethical investment

noun
 
 
FINANCE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
[U] the practice of investing in companies whose business is not considered harmful to society or the environment: Consumer pressure and ethical investment are changing the way that corporations work. ethical investment products/plan/policy
[C] an investment in a company whose business is not considered harmful to society or the environment: A further £1.4bn was placed in ethical investments.
(Definition of ethical investment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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