Money Observer: How to measure the social impact of investments

People who invest in socially responsible funds can easily find out how their portfolios have performed financially, but historically it has been very hard for investors to get clear information on the social and environmental benefits of their funds’ holdings. That is changing with the growth of ‘impact investing’, which aims to generate measurable societal benefits as well as financial returns. To help people assess … Continue reading Money Observer: How to measure the social impact of investments

Money Observer: Will inflation continue to rise?

Since the global financial crisis, the UK and other advanced economies have experienced a prolonged period of low inflation. But following the Brexit vote the wind of change can be felt, as the prices of food and clothing have risen. Once a month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) calculates the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation figure. For this purpose, it looks at a ‘basket’ … Continue reading Money Observer: Will inflation continue to rise?