Since the last survey, the survey authors have refined the categories of 'nasties', breaking them down into more detail.
Instead of a catch all of 'Human Right Violations or Environmental Damage', we can now see that people don't want a range of Human Rights related violations as follows:
- Human Rights Violations (90%)
- Labour Rights Abuses (89%)
- Violations of the rights of indigenous peoples (87%)
- Social media companies that breach privacy standards (83%)
Animal testing for non-medical purposes is not favoured by 84% of people, followed closely by Intensive livestock management using cages and crates (82%). 73% of people preferred not to invest in animal products - which could be a complicated category to analyse, as this can include meat and dairy as well as leather or fur.
A new entrant is that 86% of people aren't happy with companies that don't pay their fair share of taxes, and there is still resistance to investing in weapons and firearms, tobacco, Genetic engineering, Gambling, fossil fuels, pornography and alcohol.
Ethical investing is continually evolving and changing as society attitudes and awareness change.
Read more information in the report below.