The challenges of ethical investing

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Ethical investing is only for the naïve, right? With the carbon tax dead and the renewable energy target for the chop, Australia’s renewable sector is going the way of the dodo. What’s the point of paying more to get poor performance from an ethical investment fund in an environment like that?

Well, things aren’t quite as they seem, although a run down the list of Australia’s top 20 stocks highlights the problems ethical investors face.

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