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Sustainable Investment (ESG ISA)

We believe in offering a sustainable product that invests in companies striving to have a positive impact on the world.  

The fund prioritises its investments towards companies that show good practice in 3 areas – Environmental, Social and Governance. Because of the size of the funds under management, this is a positive way to influence companies to improve their ESG behaviours.  It invests in equities, mainly large companies in a variety of countries and sectors, including Communications and Technology, Consumer, Industrials, Financial Services and Commodities.

Fund Unit Price Since Launch

The following graph shows the unit price of the ESG ISA since launch in December 2020.

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Please note: This is a risk investment. Past performance is no guide to future returns. You could get back less than you invested.

ESG ISA Performance Example

Example based on an initial investment of £10,000 on 1st January 2021:

Period Performance 1 Jan Investment 31 Dec Value
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021 +24.8% £10,000 £12,482
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022 -11.8% £12,482 £10,999
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023 +16.5% £10,999 £12,815

Please note: This is a risk investment. Past performance is no guide to future returns. You could get back less than you invested.

How does it work?

Each firm is given an ESG score, based on the following factors:

  • Environmental


    issues relating to our planet, such as climate change, carbon footprint, deforestation, resource usage and recycling.

  • Social


    focuses on companies having the right culture including treating all workers fairly regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc.

  • Governance


    involves ensuring that companies are run properly, balancing the needs of shareholders, all employees, customers and the local community.

  • Useful Videos

  • What is an ESG Investment?

  • Explaining Corporate Governance

It does not invest in companies whose only activity is coal mining, manufacturers of controversial weapons, or perennial offenders of the UN Global Compact.

Main Product Features

  • Flexible

    There is no fixed term of years and you can make withdrawals at any time

    There is no set premium – you can pay in regularly by direct debit or invest lump sums at any time up to the annual ISA limit.

    You can transfer ISAs from other providers to an ESG with RedRose

  • Tax free

    Our ESG  ISA gives a tax-free return when you cash in, transfer to another provider, or on your death

  • How do the charges work on your ISA?

    There are no fees when you pay money in, transfer, or withdraw money, or close the ISA. The only fee is a 1.5% annual amount.

    This is taken out in small amounts each week when the ISA Fund value is calculated. We take approximately 1/52 of 1.5%, so that over the year, we will deduct a total of 1.5%. The actual amount taken each week will depend upon your ISA value each week.

    As an example, if your ISA was worth £1,000 every week throughout the year, your charges would be 28.8p per week. Over the whole year therefore your charges would total £15.

Things to consider

You will find more information about the ISA in the Key Information Documents and Key Features Document.

This is a medium to long term investment (5 years or more) and although it is flexible so that you can withdraw some or all of the money  at any time.

This is a risk investment –The value of your ESG ISA can go down in value as well as up. You could get back less than you invested.

It is a flexible investment and could possibly outperform a Cash ISA over the longer term.

Inflation will have an effect on the future purchasing value of your investment
You can invest in our ESG ISA in addition to your Cash ISA each year as long as you don’t exceed the annual ISA limit set by the government (£20,000 in the current tax year).

HMRC could change the tax status of ISAs in the future.

Sustainable Investment (ESG ISA)

Product Comparison Table

Tax Exempt Savings Plan


Investment Bond
Min prem £10 £25 pm
or £500 initial
Max Prem £25
(a taxable version is available if a higher premium is required)
for the current tax year
Min age at outset 17 18 Birth
Max age at outset 74 None 90
Min term (years) 10 None
but should be considered a medium to long term plan (5 years or more)
but should be considered a medium to long term plan (5 years or more)
Max term (years) 30
(but must mature before 85th birthday)
Unlimited Unlimited
Fixed term Yes No No
Flexible contributions No Yes
can add lump sums, amend or stop regular payments and start again later
Life cover Sum assured plus all bonuses added to date of death 101% of the ISA value at date of death 101% of the Bond value at date of death
Transferable No Yes
can be transferred from or to another provider