A group of Edinburgh-based investors say they have funding to launch a new ethical stock exchange for Scotland.
Companies wanting to raise money on the new exchange will be expected to meet high ethical standards. Listed companies will be required to report on their purposeful and positive impact on the communities in which they operate.
The social stock exchange movement is gaining momentum around the world. On some exchanges investors can buy and sell shares, while others provide research and directories of companies that meet social impact goals.
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