We know that people want to take action against the threats to our planet and society.

Against climate change, social inequality and the crises within our communities. So, we’ve made it our mission to make change happen.

We see money as the most powerful force for social transformation. Our vision is a world where everyone can use their money to create a lasting positive impact that aligns with their values. Where we can collectively help pioneering and extraordinary businesses to deliver community-owned initiatives, renewable energy solutions, sustainable transport and housing solutions.

Ethex lists investment opportunities from pioneering grassroots community organisations as well as ethical profit-for-purpose businesses.

We then connect them with investors and empower them to build resilient communities, reduce poverty and fight climate change through affordable finance.

We provide expert support, easy-to-access products and a handpicked choice of attractive positive investment opportunities. Our passion is reflected in a compelling track record of financial performance, putting the transformative power of money back in your hands.

The Ethex Story

Established in 2013, we set out to provide pioneering businesses with the vital finance they need to scale and grow. To empower those working in renewable energy, organic farming, sustainable housing, fair trade and sustainable transport.

Since then, we’ve been at the forefront of ethical finance and positive investing. Ethically paving the way for extraordinary companies to deliver fantastic impact where it matters most. In protecting our people and our planet.

Eight years later, thanks to our community of more than 20,000 positive investors, Ethex and Energise Africa have raised over £100 million. That’s a serious amount of people-powered finance for incredible organisations that are making a difference across the UK and Africa.

Our major milestones include:

  • 2013

    Ethex is established

  • 2014

    Positive Investor report is published demonstrating impact that is being achieved

  • 2015

    £15.5 million raised for 40 organisations

  • 2016

    Ethex reaches £50 million raised

  • 2017

    Secondary market hits £2 million traded and Ethex launches sister platform Energise Africa

  • 2018

    Ethex launches registry services

  • 2019

    £10 million raised to provide more than 300,000 people with access to affordable solar energy across sub-Saharan Africa

  • 2020

    Ethex and Energise Africa combined raise £100 million of people-powered finance, benefitting over 200 projects to protect people and planet!

Our regulatory status

Ethex is a not-for-profit organisation, set up as a company limited by guarantee. We are not required to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in so far as we provide information on or arrange deals in investments. This is because we are an Enterprise Scheme, which is exempt from regulation in arranging financial deals when not for pecuniary gain, as specified in the Financial Service and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) Order 2001 paragraph 40. We consider that we meet this exemption because:

  • We promote and encourage one or more areas of commercial activity or enterprise in the UK.
  • We do not act for pecuniary gain; the charges that we levy on investors and businesses are designed only to cover our costs.                         
  • However, even though we have an exemption we still apply regulatory best practice when it comes to all our investment communications. We apply the same principles and approaches we use for Energise Africa, which is a for-profit social enterprise and, as such, is a financially regulated investment platform.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.