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Our principles:

Think holistically | Lead Bravely | Be Change Makers | Be Good Ancestors

At Pathfinder, ethical investing means using a framework, based on our principles, to filter out which investments to avoid and which to select.

We seek to avoid investments that do not respect people, animals or our planet. And we consider factors such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Metrics, our positive investment themes and our interest in low-carbon solutions to climate change when we select investments.

On behalf of our investors, and wider stakeholders, we're on a mission to generate both individual wealth and collective well-being.

Walking the Talk

We are a Certified B-Corp, have an in-house ESG analyst, our own bespoke Ethical Investment Policy, an Ethics & Investment Committee, an annual Sustainability Report and a commitment to improving things through advocacy.
Read our Ethical Investing Policy

What we invest in

Our investment process aims to avoid harm, benefit investors and other stakeholders and contribute to solutions. We're active managers who think carefully about how to drive strong returns, while maximising the ethical impact of our investing. Below are some examples of companies we invest in - click below to view specific holdings for each Fund.

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  • Vestas
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What we don’t invest in:

We seek to avoid investments that disrespect people, our planet and animals (some examples below).  Note that we may still hold these investments in limited situations.  Please hover over any ? icons for more details or read our Ethical Investment Policy.

  • Factory Farming

  • Fossil Fuel?

    We permit investments in companies that do not derive more than 5% of identifiable revenue from the exploration, extractive, conversion (with respect to thermal coal) or distribution (except by rail) of fossil fuels. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Alcohol?

    We allow investments in companies that do not derive more than 5% of identifiable revenue from alcohol beverage production, processing, manufacture, or sales. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Palm Oil & GMOs?

    We permit investments in companies that derive no more than 5% of identifiable revenue from the commercialised production and sale of GMOs, or no more than 5% of revenue from the sale of palm oil and palm oil products. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Weapons?

    We permit investment in companies that derive no more than 5% of identifiable income from the production and distribution of conventional weapons and their components. We allow investments in companies that earn no more than 50% of identifiable income from non-weapons related services or products to the military. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Adult Entertainment?

    We permit investments in companies that derive no more than 5% of identifiable revenue from the production or distribution of adult entertainment material. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Tobacco?

    We allow investments in companies that do not derive more than 10% of identifiable revenue from the sale of tobacco related products and services. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Gambling?

    We will allow investments in companies that derive no more than 5% of identifiable revenue from owning or operating gambling establishments. See our Ethical Investment Policy for more details.

  • Animal Testing?

    Animal testing is a complex area for investing. See our Ethical Investing Policy for details of our approach. We can (and do) in exceptional circumstances permit investment in a company connected with animal testing - such exceptions are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Ethics and Investment Committee. Contact us for further details.

The impact of ethics on returns

Our ‘investible universe’ (think: things we can invest in) is smaller than fund managers who aren’t ethical investors. However, we believe the investments in this reduced list will be both better for people, our planet, and animals AND have the potential to generate stronger returns.
Why? Because we believe investments that comply with our process may well be of higher quality. Higher quality companies are likely to be better long-term investments and have the added benefit of not causing harm.
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Investing and climate change

We see climate change as possibly the single greatest threat to the future of our society and ecosystems, which is why we don’t invest in the top banks that lend money to the fossil fuel industry and do invest in private companies that achieve good environmental outcomes. Think biodegradable bandages, sustainable metal recovery to reduce mining and zero emission solar farms. That's not all we do, click Learn More below to...learn more.

  • Lodestone Energy logo
  • Mint Innovation logo
  • Women's Livelihood Bond 5 logo
  • WoolAid logo
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