Too many invest in companies – such asĀ London-listed Rio Tinto – without any consideration of the ethics of doing so. Investing in conflict-affected and high-risk areas is a growing concern for responsible businesses and investors. Often times companies based in developed countries operate in lesser-developed, foreign markets, where governance standards are lax, corruption is high and business practices are poor.
See http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/08/2011823133628702154.html.