Ethical investing

The Academy’s Investment Subcommittee is responsible for the composition of the Academy’s investments. The subcommittee includes the Academy President and Treasurer and external experts.

The subcommittee makes investment decisions by giving due consideration to conflicts of interest, both actual and perceived, with Academy policy statements, thereby ensuring the Academy’s high standing in the community is maintained. Direct investment in companies that source income primarily from gambling, tobacco, the sex trade, environmentally damaging and / or exploitative practices and the manufacture and / or supply of munitions should be avoided.

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