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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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