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Investing In Islamic Funds: A Practitioner's Perspective by Noripah Kamso

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APPENDIX

ETHICAL INVESTMENT SCREENING BASED ON NEGATIVE SCREENING

Animal testing The testing of cosmetic finished products and ingredients on animals is no longer allowed in the United Kingdom, but continues abroad. Some consumers believe animal testing to be equally unacceptable in the production of other chemical products.
Community involvement There are arguments in favor of identifying and encouraging companies that make a positive effort to contribute to the communities they work in and to society at large, whether via donations or other means. However, not all investors will necessarily share the same priorities as companies in choosing which causes to support.
Corporate governance Corporate governance provides a framework for accountability to a company’s owners, its investors, and shareholders. Fundamentally, good corporate governance should facilitate good company performance, ensuring that it is managed in the best interests of its owners.
Disclosure Investors, the public and government increasingly recognize the need for quality information on corporate policy and practice. For investors to be able to pick and choose between companies, it is essential they have sufficient information to make an informed decision.
Environmental improvement and management Public concerns about the degradation of the environment are becoming increasingly widespread. Companies have responded to this in a variety of ways, with a number of initiatives and approaches being adopted. ...

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